|Most expensive month:||June|
|Average price in Bitola:||$34/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$12/night|
|Most expensive day:||Sunday|
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Bordered by the thick forests of Pelister National Park, Bitola is one of Macedonia’s most enchanting cities. It sits at 660 metres above sea level and was once an important base for the Ottoman Empire. Today, its legacy lives on in the form of elegant buildings, historic ruins and a lively cafe culture.
With its cobblestone streets and colourful townhouses, downtown Bitola is a great place for a stroll. Most of the action is centred along Sirok Sokak, the city’s bustling pedestrianised thoroughfare. A maze of side streets branch off either side and are a great place to discover bohemian cafes, pint-sized jazz bars and ambient tavernas.
While you’re in the area, don’t miss the cavernous Old Turkish Bazaar where you can stock up on fresh produce, colourful spices and tasty Macedonian treats.
With its Roman baths, spacious amphitheatre and crumbling episcopal palace, Heraclea Lyncestis is one of Macedonia's most fascinating archaeological sites. Continue the theme at the Museum of Bitola which spotlights everything from ancient history to the city’s role in WWI.
For a glimpse at the Macedonian wilderness, why not venture into Pelister National Park? It’s located within the Baba Mountain range and is dotted with some fantastic hiking trails.
In the historic core, walking is the best way to get around. Most sites are within walking distance of Shirok Sokak, including the ancient city of Heraclea Lyncestis. Taxis and local buses run throughout the city, with both the bus and train located one kilometre south of the city centre, offering great connections to Macedonia and Greece.
Bitola is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Hotel Treff, which has a current rating of 8.8. For other potential stays, consider Grand Central Hotel and Hotel Sumski Feneri, which can also be great places to stay in Bitola.