Krushevo

Krushevo   

Krushevo is located on an altitude of 1350m and it is the highest town on the Balkan Peninsula. It has around 6.000 inhabitants and the majority of the population is Christian Orthodox. The town fascinates with its simplicity and beauty shown through the well-preserved architecture and the typical style of the houses. Even the famous known French architect, Le Corbusier, was fascinated by its attractiveness.

One of the most important events in Macedonian history, the Ilinden Uprising in 1903 is connected to the story of this town. The “Ethno-Town Project” held in Krushevo every year on 2 of August is becoming the symbol of the Macedonian revolutionaries fighting for freedom against the Ottoman Turks. This is the event that led to the foundation of the First Republic on the Balkan Peninsula, The Republic of Krushevo, which lasted for only 10 days, days of freedom during the Ottoman oppression for the entire 5 and a half centuries. Krushevo is the birthplace of many notable people who are remembered in Macedonian history.

For the lovers of alternative tourism there are exceptional conditions for paragliding and we must emphasize the importance of the European Paragliding Championship. If you want to taste the delicious Macedonian coffee with the sweet local specialty known as “lokum”, Krushevo is the right place to do it. Krushevo is also the birthplace to Todor Proeski, the most famous Macedonian singer who lost his life in a traffic collision. He was only 26 years, and he was one of the most famous singers in the whole Balkan.