Villa in Dihovo village – rural tourism accommodation

Bitola rural accommodation Dihovo villa

Located in Dihovo, a relaxing village in the foothills of the Mt Pelister in central Macedonia, the Villa Dihovo is a friendly, family-run guesthouse which provides visitors authentic rustic accommodation and serves unforgettable homemade traditional food and drinks. Visitors staying at the villa in Dihovo village and wishing to explore the forested mountains, breathtaking lakes and clean rivers are provided with plenty of outdoor activities. Dihovo village is 70 km away from the Ohrid Airport and 180 km from the Airport of Skopje. From Skopje visitors can rich Bitola by bus, car or train, but from Ohrid they can come to Bitola by car or bus. The village Dihovo is only 5 km west of Bitola, easily reachable by car or public bus along the paved road. The Dihovo village features a large number of traditional houses older than 150 years. Dihovo is also famous place for the people from the city of Bitola as escape from the summer heat. The fresh air from the Pelister Mountain/National Park, beautiful meadows and the village swimming pool makes Dihovo a wonderful place for rest. Although it is very much still a bucolic traditional village, featuring a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Dihovo village also has modern infrastructure, including a restaurant and post office. Bitola itself is well connected with other national and international destinations. There are frequent buses to the popular tourist destination of Lake Ohrid, one hour to the west, and three daily trains to the Macedonian capital of Skopje. Bitola is also just 14 km north of the Greek border and the town of Florina, which has traffic connections with Thessaloniki and other places in northern Greece.
The villa is a restored traditional house, built in 1928, in the typical Macedonian stone-and-wood style and features beautiful view of the village and gardens. The three guest rooms are all built of natural wood, with traditional carpets and design, and equipped with mini bar, rustical bathrooms with shower and toiletries in the newly built part of the house. Each room of the Dihovo villa has a double bed, and two additional single beds, cupboards and a wardrobe. There 3 rooms for guests in Dihovo villa are organized to provide pleasant and relaxed vacations in Macedonia: 2 in the newer part, with rustical bathrooms – which are liked very much by visitors. Each room has place for 4 persons but it is easier to fit in with fewer. The villa’s downstairs living room serves as a common area equipped with a kitchen and refrigerator that can be freely used by guests. Being made of stone, and also entirely furnished in traditional style, the Dihovo villa features a relaxing, rustic feel, staying cool in summer and kept warm by a fireplace in winter.
The guest house in the center of the tiny and peaceful Dihovo village is complemented by a spacious enclosed lawn and vegetable gardens just outside. Outside, above the villa’s garden, guests enjoy a home-cooked meal or drinks under the covered patio’s lengthy wooden table. The lawn, which offers sunbeds and a hammock, is also equipped with summer kitchen and inbuilt oven. Guests may also enjoy having their meals on private tables on the lawn in summer. Owing to its small size and popularity, Villa Dihovo is frequently booked, so booking ahead is warmly recommended. The Dihovo villa operates year-round.
Villa Dihovo offers its guests a variety of slowly home-cooked Macedonian specialties, made of fruits and vegetables coming from the own eco gardens. Diligent owners of the Dihovo villa also serve domestic brandy and wine in wooden barrels, as well a range of home brewed beers. The villa in Dihovo also offers free wireless internet to its guests, and provides 24-hour reception desk service. Villa Dihovo also offers therapeutic sport massage upon request. Within the villa’s grounds, guest can enjoy morning aerobics, field hockey and other fun games on the spacious lawn, or simply relax with a book or sunbathe. Being surrounded by forests, Dihovo is perfect for hiking and river walks, on your own or with professional guide and dog, if desired. Dihovo’s outdoor, spring-water pool is very popular with people of all ages and good for a dip on a hot summer’s day. There are also nearby natural rock pools for swimming in the Sapungica River, which runs through the village. Visitors can also enjoy an exhilarating 700-meter river walk, leapfrogging boulders along the way. In addition, organized hiking trips to the Pelister Mountain/National Park, and the crystal-clear lakes of the “Pelisterki Oci” near its summit, can be arranged; the 8 km-long trek takes about 4 hours. Mountain biking is also possible here. In winter, guests can enjoy skiing on slopes of the Pelister Mt. Villa Dihovo staff can provide all necessary equipment and gladly offer ski instruction for beginners.
Finally, Villa Dihovo cheerful owners assist guests in local excurions which include the nearby places and sites to see, as the nearby Bitola (known as the ‘City of the Consuls’ in Ottoman times), which offers good shopping, cafés and nightlife. Other attractions include nearby monasteries and the impressive ruins of the ancient city/archaeological site of Heracleia Lyncestis, only 2km south of the city. In short, this relaxed and athentic place provides various options for memorable and fantastic vacations in Macedonia.