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The area of Stip is mostly mountainous and hill located. It characterizes with moderate – continental climate with a certain influence of Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 12, 9 degrees Celsius. The highest temperatures are measured in August and the lowest in January. The winds blow throughout the year. From 365 days in the year, in Stip 270 days have airflow. This situation results with predominantly clean air. In the last two years Spanish, Slovenian, Italian and Canadian companies expressed interest in utilization of the wind through making field with windmills for energy production.



There are two rivers flowing in Stip. The bigger one is Bregalnica (length 43 kilometers) which on the inflow in the river Vardar passes through Stip. The smaller one which divides the city in two is Otinja (length 3 kilometers).

Kezhovica spa

On the right bank of the river Bregalnica,Kompilaciska-Kezovica_banja about 2 km southwest from the center of Stip, on the exit from Novo Selo which is connected with our city, are located the appearances of the thermo mineral water Kezhovica and L’dzi. Today on this place there is a new arranged bath with pools, as well as center for rehabilitation. The chemical analysis confirms that the temperature of the water is constantly 58 degrees Celsius, and the same one abounds with a lot of minerals that positively affect on people’s health. Bath Kezhovica, according to its radioactivity, belongs in the most radioactive thermo mineral water, not only in Macedonia, but also in the Balkan. Otherwise, the underground on the area of Stip abounds with large thermo mineral water.


Plachkovica mountain

Near Stip is the mountain Plachkovica. This is an ideal place for development of the mountain tourism. Plachkovica has the highest peak Lisec (1754 meters altitude above sea level), which is a challenge for many climbers. This is the why the city has a mountaineering club Lisec, and the most common road to approach to the mountain goes from Stip. Through the mountaineering home Vrteshka you can reach high position to the monastery Saint Gorgi.

plackovicaThe mountain Plachkovica is forty kilometers from the city of Stip. It belongs to one of the old mountainous mountains. The composition of the field is mostly granite with crystal schist and younger eruptive rocks. The mountain has rich flora and fauna with several species that live only on this mountain.

On the mountain Plachkovica are placed the three wonderful canyons: Kamnik, Kozjak and Zrnovka in which you can find beautiful natural beauties like rivers, waterfalls, passages, high cliffs…

For many the canyon Kamnik with its beauty represents a small Kolorado. To all the canyons is provided a necessary infrastructure for smooth movement (markings, billboards, road signs, cables and resting places).

From the many beauties which the mountain Plachkovica has to offer are also the caves, from which five are tested and available for the visitors. The biggest of them is the Big Cave, with examined length of 600 meters. It represents a real pearl with its cave decorations and a challenge for the speleologists. The caves: Kjup, Ajduchka, Turtel and Ponor are smaller ones, but also rich with cave decorations and are easily available for the visitors and have marked trails which lead to them.


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