Known locally as the dry mountain, Galichica actually ferries premium-grade water from Lake Prespa to her sister Lake Ohrid through mysterious underground channels. Its elite habitats furnish homes for 5,000 species of flora and fauna from bears to wildcats to golden eagles. It may even harbor one of the world’s rarest animals, the Balkan lynx!
Important Plant Area, Prime Butterfly Area, UNESCO Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, Emerald Site and UNESCO World Heritage, there’s almost nothing Mount Galichica cannot do!
Pic: Petar Bavcavandziev
Balkan bears are of continental importance for conservation in Europe. And Macedonia’s have a special mission…
Owls of Galichica
From dusk to dawn, owls inhabit secret kingdoms of shifting territories, turf wars, power-couples, young pretenders & romantic wanderers.
Arctic to Balkan
There are shortcuts from Macedonia to the Arctic. Mountain portals through space & time!
Macedonia is a European hotspot for butterflies. National Park Galichica is its tower of strength.
Want to know what happened to Noah’s Ark? Here’s a clue: It’s still sailing!