"Stip: worth a Stop!" Stip by Pijlmans

Stip Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 284 photos

Stip may not be the first town you think of when visiting Macedonia. But besides being an interesting city itself with many churches, it is a good base for visits to for instance the archeological site Bargala. Or hikes around the mountain hut Vrteska, 40 km from Stip.

One characteristic feature of Stip is the river Otinja which runs through the center of Stip, shown on the opening picture. It is just a small stream in the summer, but filled with melting water from the mountains in the spring.

The other landmark of Stip are the ruins of the Isar Fortress, on a hill overlooking the city.

People come from all over the country to Stip because of the local specialty called Pastrmajlija, a sort of oval shaped pizza with meat on top.

You can find very cheap (and very basic) accommodation at Kezovica Spa, a spiritual stay in the Monastery of St Petka outside of Stip, or a sportive stay in the Vrteska Mountain Hut in the mountains 40 km from Stip.

  • Last visit to Stip: Aug 2010
  • Intro Updated Oct 2, 2010
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  • dusica_stamenik's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2010 at 1:12 AM

    Hi Denis,it was so nice to read about my city from somebody who lives outside.I feel like you know Stip much better then me:))..Thanks for the Ezimit tip.Hope to see you soon..send my regards to Marija

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2009 at 1:01 AM

    and everything must be so cheap

  • manevska's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    It's useful to know that they make vegetarian Pastrmajlija :)

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    hmmmm, that looks delicious


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