Travel guide to the top of Peristeri

Peristeri, also known as Pelister, is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.586m (8,484ft) above the sea level, located in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. It's one of the highest roads of the country. 

The road to the summit, located within the Baba Mountain or Varnoundas, is totally unpaved and impassable in winters. On the peak there is snow even in July, and in some places the new snow meets the old from previous years.

The last part of the road is closed to vehicles. The peak lies in the National Park Pelister. 4x4 required. At the summit there is a TV transmitter using an additionally guyed lattice steel mast as antenna tower and a monument of Dimitar Ilievski – Murato, the first Macedonian ever to climb the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. He died on the descent of Mt. Everest. There are many excellent photo opportunities. The summit provides views of the Pelagonia valley, Lake Prespa, Nidže, Galičica, Jakupica, and the city of Bitola.
Pic: Marijan


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