Bitola is located some 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Skopje, the country's capital.
Even though this region is a little off the beaten track, there are still a wealth of things to experience around Bitola. Krusevo, is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south, while Prilep is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest.
Ohrid, is another good place to explore. It is 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Bitola and offers a diverse range of things to see and do, including Church of Saint Kliment, Cyril and Methodius Statue and Ohrid Ampitheater. Be sure not to rush back to Bitola until you've stopped by Ohrid's Samuil's Fortress, Church of St. John at Kaneo and Galicica National Park.
Every place on Earth has its special history and the the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia area is no exception. The fortresses here are well worth visiting. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia offers travelers some wonderful cathedrals and other places of worship, perfect places to catch a glimpse of the region's spiritual side.
Why not spend some time with a good local guide and sign on for a specialised tour? Cycling tours, winery tours and guided nature walks are popular in this area. The area around Bitola has great ways to get into its unique landscapes. Thrill seekers can join one of the many mountain climbing or mountain biking experiences available.
At the end of your time in this special place, say farewell the way locals do, with a heartfelt "Doviduvanye."