Macedonian nature. Kozjak lake and mountains

Kozjak Lake Macedonia Mountains Nature

Recently I just had another amazing trip to Macedonia, my home country, and I visited Kozjak lake and admired the mountains around.  Truly amazing thing to do. How clear the power of the mountain becomes once you are there. Macedonia has an amazing nature, and the world needs to know about it. If something is amazing there, that is it.

Trip to Kozjak lake and the mountains

By flatmate brought his girlfriend to Macedonia, and he had already planned this shirt trip to Kozjak lake. I was already in Skopje and spending a few hours in the nature felt the best thing to do. Kozjak is a man made lake on the west side of the country, between  “Suva Gora” on the west and the Natural Reserve “Jasen” on the east.

We drew out of the city and in 40 minutes we reached the mountain. On the road I spend my time enjoying the landscape around me. We reached to a certain place, where we left our car and continued our way by food. Look what I had in front of me.

kozjak lake macedonia
The lake is long 32 km, it is wide 400 m and it is deep around 132 m.

We didn’t stay at this point but went to find another better spot for chilling.

Kozjak lake Macedonia nature trees

Macedonian nature trees
This place is also very popular for open air parties.

We found a small cottage, as I like to say it, and we stayed a it there. I felt amazingly calm and peaceful. I really liked all the silence around me and the beauty in front of my eyes. The air was so clean and I could breath all the purity of it.

Cottage mountain kozjak macedonia

After this we took a short walk in the woods. I was hopping to find some mushrooms, but no luck with that. For me it was a perfect way of bonding with everything around me and a food for my soul. I wish we could do camping on a place like this, but Malta is far from this kind of natural beauty.

Macedonian nature trees path


Red Berries Macedonia
I found this berries, we call them Shipinki (Шипинки), but I don’t know their English name. If you do, please let me know. 🙂
Fallen leaf autumn fall macedonia
Apparently autumn is here, and it brings all it’s beauty with it.
Jasen Natural Reserve

We chilled a bit more. Everyone was quite and everyone enjoyed the comfortable silence. I am in love with the mountains and I am happy that I spend some time here. Wish I could spend a whole week on a place like this. I would go running naked around 😀

We didn’t stayed much, since I had to go back to Shtip, my home town. I really hope you all had the opportunity to visit a mountain recently and experienced the feelings like mine. Feel free to share your place and experience.

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