The city of Bitola is located in the southern portion of the Pelagonia Valley in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. It is surrounded on all sides by the Baba and Nidze mountains and sits just north of the border with Greece. The Dragor River flows right through the city and much of the busiest parts of it are located right along the river. Bitola has a long and fascinating history and the community is characterized by very impressive architecture, with many of the buildings dating back centuries.

Some of the overnight accommodations options in Bitola that come highly recommended include the Tokin House, Hotel Millenium, Hotel Ambasador Bitola, Hotel Molika, and the Hotel De Niro.

Some attractions in and around Bitola that should not be missed include Heraclea, the Bitola Clock Tower, and the Samovodska Charshiya Complex. Bitola may be small in size, but it delivers memories that can last a lifetime for the lucky visitors that come its way each and every year.


Located just south of the exciting city of Bitola, Heraclea allows visitors to get a feel for what life was like in the Macedonian area centuries ago. This Roman ruins is actually an ongoing archaeological excavation, yet is still open to the public in areas. Heraclea can be reached on foot or by bike from Bitola and the experience of seeing these structures and finds that date back two thousand or more years is unforgettable.

The Samovodska Charshiya Complex

While there are more populated and popular areas to visit, the Samovodska Charshiya Complex is a quaint little community that allows visitors to see what real life is like in Macedonia. The community is filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, and historical attractions. Even a brief stop in Samovodska Charshiya Complex can add a great deal of value to a visit to Macedonia.