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Macedonia - Butterfly tour


Macedonia is largely unknown but an extremely rich butterfly destination. A landlocked country nestled amidst mountains has varied habitats of which we explore the best samples.

Besides good weather we also need to come in the right season to find most of the species listed below. Low-lying areas will be already desiccated by summer sun while mountains should look fresh and provide much nectar to the myriad of butterflies.

Although we eventually make a circle round this small country we will spend most of the time in the southwest where the spectacularly diverse mountains are found.

Butterflies are everywhere in Macedonia and all along our route there is almost a continuous butterfly habitat. This is why no stop can be disappointing and it is on us how many species we can yield.

It is hard to choose the best species out of more than 200 that have been recorded so far. Perhaps Grey Asian and Macedonian Grayling, Grecian Copper, Bavius and Little Tiger Blue, Krueper´s Small White, Balkan Clouded Yellow, Russian Heath, Balkan Marbled White or Lattice Brown.

A total of 100+ species are expected on this tour. Your guide Dime Melovski is young and enthusiastic butterfly expert who has traveled all around the country to confirm the old butterfly records and fill the gaps in the less surveyed regions.


Phone: Call May-October; Text all year 
+36 30-645-9318 or +36 30-211-0006
Call Nov-April: +506 84961012 or 84961417
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Our first priority is to save habitats & species.

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