Vevcani Rural Tourism

The village of Vevcni or Vevčani village is located at a distance of 14 km from Struga town and Ohrid lake, at the foot of the gorgeous Jablanica mountain range. It is assumed that the village of Vevčani was founded sometime during period from the end of the 6th century to the beginning of the 8th century. The village was founded most probably by Berziti people, who had adopted Christianity. The first settlement was originally at the foot of the Jablanica mountain. The Vevcani village is home to authentic architecture, 19 Churches, Monasteries and Chapels.

The famous Vevčani springs are some of the most famous springs to be found in Macedonia and surely the most beautiful natural attraction of Macedonia. The Vevcani springs are located on the eastern slope of the Jablanica mountain range whose fragrant slopes run through the village of Vevčani at an approximately sea level altitude at over 900 meters.

The total number of inhabitants in picturesque Vevčani village is around 2500. The Vevčani village has a local self government of its own. Vevcani village or Village of Vevcni, and Struga are easily accessible by bus, car and other modes of transport. The tourists can stay either in the hotels of Struga or in the authentic private houses/pensions or boarding houses in Vevcani village that can accommodate mainly smaller tourists groups. Thousands of tourists flock to the Vevcani village during the exciting Vevcani village Carnival that is organized on the 13th and 14th January celebrated as Saint Basil’s Day. The Vevcani Carnival dates back to the pagan times, that is almost 1300 years old. During the Vevcani Carnival different colorful events of the recent times are acted out by the villagers with a masks on their face, imitating devils, demons and other mythical characters while performing peculiar movements, gesticulations, and screams. Traditional music is played on zurlas (a traditional double-reed wood wind instrument) and drums.
There are 8 traditional restaurants and boarding hoses in Village Vevčani, Struga that provide relaxation, refreshment and delicious tastes, flavors and surprising experiences to tourists. Pupina Kuka /the Birth-house of Mihajlo Pupin/ and Domakinska kuka and Kutmičevica Restaurants are popular Vevcani local restaurants serving traditional specialties and great Macedonian delights. The Vevčani village has its own official symbol which is a Magic cauldron with two clowns dancing over it. The Vevčani passport is also available here.