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Dominated by the peaks of the Pirin Mountains, the people of this region inhabit the wide Struma valley as the river carves its way towards the Aegean Sea. Due to its relative isolation from the rest of Bulgaria, it is considered separate from Shopluk and represents a borderland between Macedonia and Bulgaria. Today it is known for its traditional architecture and excellent wine.
The highlands surrounding the Vardar River and its tributaries were a crossroads of Empires, and the ruins of countless ancient civilizations dot the landscape. Even today, few exciting places in Europe offer such a diverse mix of ethnic identities. A visit to North Macedonian Rumelia will be an adventurous tour of some of the most beautiful sights in the Balkans, especially its pristine and untapped natural beauty and the cities rising from the ruins of past Empires.