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When in Krusevo: Slow Food Guide

Krusevo Pie

We talk already a lot about history, culture and architecture in Krusevo, so we think that now it’s the perfect time to talk about the traditional food in Krusevo. When you travel around Macedonia you should have in mind one thing: everywhere in this country you can find a really tasty food. The same about Krusevo. Starting from melted cheese in a pot, Krusevska pita (pastry with cheese, spinach or cabbage), Krusevsko grne ( different kind of cheese mixed with mushrooms, ham and egg, baked in a pot).

Local Cuisine of Krushevo

Krusev Cuisine

The traditional Krushevo cuisine combines Balkan and Mediterranean characteristics, inherited largely from Turkish tastes that prevailed during long centuries of Ottoman rule. The travelers are delighted with the taste of local tomatoes, carrots, lettuces, parsley, onions, an garlic, and not to mention the rich flavor and aroma of fresh fruit, such as watermelons, melons, cherries, apricots, grapes, peaches, and others. Most herbs are collected in the local mountains and in the countryside, and these herbs are renowned for their taste, have scent and healing properties.

Summer 2018

Krusevo center

The summer of 2018 in Krusevo will be probably one of the best in recent years, with many activities, events and acknowledging the potential that this town offers. 

The first thing that must be pointed out is the paragliding season that officially starts in the middle of June with the first international gliding competition. It will be followed by at least 7 more gliding and paragliding competitions happening this summer on Meckin Kamen in Krusevo.

Explore the Churches of Krusevo

St. Nikola

Churches in Krusevo are yet another architectural phenomenon, and a decor on the touristic map of Krusevo.

People in Krusevo are considered traditional and close to their inherited cultural customs and values, part of which is visiting a church. One of the four churches in Krusevo is St. Nikola.

The church St. John is called the Vlach church where many people from the Vlach ethnical group from Krusevo gather there.

 

When in Krusevo 2017 DAY 3

When  paragliding

When in Krusevo is an outdoor festival that has been organized for the first time last year, from the 4th to 6th of August, and the organizers have been working for the second volume of the festival this year, 2018. 

It is an event that involves camping, mountain bike, hiking, paragliding, musical events in the night held in the nature around Krusevo. 

In the following video you can see the highlights of the last day.

Women's Day in Krusevo

Women's Day in Krusevo

People of Krusevo are considered very traditional and close to the customs of their predecessors. 8th of March, women's day, is widely celebrated in Krusevo.

Women working in the public enterprises and state institutions have half day free of their working places and go to a local  restaurant. That means the party starts at 12 o'clock and it lasts until 00 in the night.

Discovering Krusevo

Krusevo

Without much in the way of bragging, Krushevo’s citizens would say, and for a fact, that their town is the highest one in the entire Balkans. At an altitude of 1250 meters, and with only 5300 people occupying it, this is the place where the mind goes wondering. Slow and uneasy when it comes to change, the town itself represents a heritage.

Surrounded by impeccable nature, and sensing the altitude even as you breathe in the air, Krushevo is like straight out of a fairytale – a nature parallel to a private resort, if you will.