Skopska Crna Gora
Unexplored beauty near by Skopje- The mountain Skopska Crna Gora
The mountain Skopska Crna Gora is high, massive and spacious mountain with lots of woods and pastures, access road for cars and beautiful scenery for family outings on weekends. Unfortunately, the mountain has been forgotten by the citizens and rarely visited, apart from a certain group of hikers, mostly from PSD Kitka. Northern part around the village Banjani, accessible by car and bus number 71 will take you to the Monastery St. Nikita from 1307, built by King Milutin as his memorial. Little more to the right in village Kuceviste is Church of the Holy Savior in 1348. There are many churches and monasteries in the foothills of the mountain Skopska Crna Gora, interesting and accessible to those who can not move up to the steep gradients, because the roads to them are flat and easy. For long-distance fans there are multiple paths from the village Rastak through the most beautiful water from the tap ,,Kales Mara,, with beautiful surroundings to the ridge, then left through the ridge of the mountain to the top ,,Ravno, , from where you can download in the villages Ljubanci, Pobozhje or Kuceviste. To all the mentioned villages there are regular bus lines.
On the Mountain Skopska Crna Gora you can pick up in large quantities many medical herbs and mushrooms. According to legend, the mountain was called the White Mountain, but with the rebellion in Macedonia, which starts after the burst of the Austrian army under Piccolomini chieftain in 1689 and the withdrawalning of the Austrians, Turks new military forces beat the rebels led by Karpos. In the triumphant battle of Kumanovo they captured Karpos and prick him on a peg on the Skopje Stone Bridge. After, followed bloody riots, in which “fell” also villages in the White Mountains, and it was burnt and later renamed the mountain Skopska Crna Gora (Black Mountain).
Only those who do not go to the mountain, cant know the satisfaction that gives the mountain. It is certain that if you start with problems and worries, after returning your feeling will be not the same. There is some magic that mountain affect your mood. Ask climbers if indeed there is such magic. Otherwise how it would be create such an addiction and need to mount?