If you are looking for a region of Greece, see West Macedonia. Western Macedonia is the region of Macedonia lying to the west of the Povardarie region.
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Ohrid is a large town in southwestern Macedonia on the shore of Lake Ohrid. A town of vast history and heritage, it was made a UNESCO heritage site in 1980.
Bitola is a grand old town that still bears the marks of its turn-of-the-century importance as a center for diplomacy – while also exemplifying the country’s time-honored cafe culture.
Prilep is a city in the Western Macedonia, nicknamed "The city under Marko’s towers".
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Brajčino is a picturesque village located in the mountains of Western Macedonia, just off the eastern shore of Lake Prespa.
Tetovo is a town tucked into the northwestern corner of Western Macedonia, in the shadow of Sar Mountain.
Struga city in Western Macedonia, nicknamed "city of poetry." The population is 63,376.
Kruševo is a small town in Western Macedonia. Historic Kruševo was one the center of the Macedonian Ilinden-Uprising.
Galičica National Park is in between Ohrid and Prespa Lakes in the southwest corner of Western Macedonia.
Resen is a city located in the southwestern part of Western Macedonia. It has about 10,000 residents, and is located 31km west of Bitola and 35km east of Ohrid.
Pelister National Park is in Western Macedonia near Bitola. West of Bitola, near the town, is the Baba Mountain with the magnificent Mount Pelister.
Kicevo is a city in the Western Macedonia. Kicevo has about 30,138 residents. Eurobus is an international coach operator based in Struga that has almost daily tours from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia.
Debar is a small city in the very western part of Western Macedonia right on the border with Albania.
Vevčani is in Western Macedonia at the foot of the Jablanica Mountain, and 14 kilometres away from the Ohrid Lake and the town of Struga.
Gostivar is a town in the Western Macedonia. The town has about 45,000 people. Gostivar lies in the main road Skopje-Gostivar.
Makedonski Brod is a town in Western Macedonia, on the south-eastern part of Suva Gora, western Karadžica, and south-western Dautica mountains.