Gari – Macedonia`s Hidden Gem
Gari is a small village in the South West Macedonia that is definitely worth the visit.
I have been traveling for so long that I have been unable to explore my own country. For that reason I am planning to visit every hidden village that I can find on the map. On our last trip we were exploring the National Park Mavrovo and the surrounding area and we had a blast.
Gari is part of the Debar municipality and it is only 50 kilometers south of Mavrovo and 20 kilometers east south of Debar.
This was quite the opposite of how I am used to travel. I have always been exploring big cities and places where there is lots to see, so this was nice for a change. There is not much you can do here but take a long and relaxing stroll in this picturesque village and take as many pictures as you can.
When to Visit?
The best time to visit Gari is during the summer. The village is located in the Bistra massif so during the winter time it can be hard to reach. In 2002 there were only 10 people who inhabited the village and I believe that that number is even smaller nowadays. There are hardly any people living full time there, instead they have inhabited some larger nearby cities and they go back to the village during the summer only.
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There is one nice “meana” where you can try some of the local food and drink homemade moon shine or “rakija”. The thing that I liked the best about this place is that is built next to the river and there are only a couple of tables there. So even if it is busy it is worth to wait for someone to leave so you can enjoy the nature at its best.
Very close to Gari you can find the Deer Leap Bridge (Elenski Skok) across the Radika River.
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