Krusevo is a living museum, famous for its traditional architecture, cultural sites, and legacy as the site of the great 1903 Ilinden uprising against Ottoman domination. Owing to its high elevation (1300 meters or 4,400 feet), Krusevo is also one of Macedonia’s prime winter sports destinations. Yet this same quality also makes this pine-forested getaway a comfortable destination in summer, when the Krusevo air stays cooler and more pure than in the arid lowlands. The art of Macedonia’s most famous painter, Nikola Martinoski, is preserved in a traditional-style house/gallery that contains a huge collection of Martinoski’s paintings and drawings, as well as various ethnological artifacts as the famous Krusevo House that bring 19th century Macedonia to life. The country’s most famous modern singer, the young and dynamic Tose Proeski, also hails from Krusevo.
Places to visit: the church St. Nikola, the church St. Dimitrija, Nikola Martinovski Galery, the Krusevo monument, Krusevo narrow streets
The ski resort on Bistra Mountain (Mavrovo) is a real paradise for skiers where the snow and the woods are the part of wild nature. Rich in natural resources, traced mountain recreational paths, traced mountain-bike paths, Mavrovo and its National Park is the most organized ski center in Macedonia. The ski center has three chair lifts and eleven ski lifts. The length of the ski lifts is 5700 m. with capacity of 10000 skiers per hour with tracks for beginners, advanced and professional skiers.