Koleshino Waterfall - natural beauty and rarity
Koleshino waterfall is located in the southeastern part of the Republic of Macedonia, on the northern slopes of the mountain Belasica, in the lower course of the Baba River, at an altitude of 600 m. It is one of the highest waterfalls in Macedonia, with a height of 15 m, with a width of about 6 m. According to the outset, it is a tectonic waterfall, created in granite stones. Contrary to the Koleshino Waterfall, some few smaller waterfalls are located at a distance of about 100 meters, scattered in a row, 2 to 4 meters high, belonging to its central basin.
The beautiful waterfalls on the river Baba
Koleshino is one of the most beautiful villages in Macedonia. The village is the only place in Macedonia (even in the Balkans), where you will find a specific kind of fern so called royal fern (osmunda regalis). The fern grows up to 2 meters high and covers an area of up to 500 square meters, and is used in the textile industry. However the most beautiful and most authentic ornament for the village are the beautiful waterfalls created by the Baba River, descending from the highest mountain peaks. One of them, of course, is the Koleshino Waterfall, which is a true natural beauty and rarity.
Koleshino Waterfall is a tourist attraction and a work of nature that you must visit. The waterfall can be reached by the forest hiking trails which end at the top of the hill, from where the waterfall starts. The access to the Koleshino Waterfall is by a narrow and marked path (in several slippery areas), fenced with a wooden bridge, on stone-built stairs is quite difficult, especially if you are not physically fit and equipped. After you pass the center of the village Koleshino, moving on a mountain road of about 1 km, you will reach an interesting trail wrapped in the surrounding forest, and it is intertwined with a small stream. The path goes in parallel to the stream and immediately afterwards intersects with another small, wooden bridge. The wooden bridge, located right in front of the Koleshino Waterfall, provides a view of the entire waterfall and the beautiful surroundings, which has a calming effect for every visitor.
The sound of the water at Koleshino Waterfall
The Koleshino Waterfall has a magnificent view of each period of the year. In the summer, they invite with the green surroundings, the pleasant temperatures and fresh soothing air, while in winter with the ice landscape and silence. Going along the trail, you will stare at the little bridge in crystal clear water, in which river crab swims beneath the surface. While walking your sole companion will be the fresh mountain air, which will refresh and relax you. You will hear the crisp freshness at the end. It is the sound of the water at the Koleshino Waterfall, which leaves no one indifferent.
With clean, crystal and cold water from the river Baba, the Koleshino waterfall slowly flows, in a beautiful and rhythmic "ballet" of numerous water streams. After a short 19-meter "game" of Koleshino Waterfall, these numerous streams are united in one whole and it continues to flow down the mountain. If you have an adventurous spirit, then for you on the left side there are wooden stairs, which lead to an additional trail. The trail ends at the top of the hill where you can stop very close to the river while it drains down. For the rest available are several mountain gazebos for a picnic and small, unusual snack in nature./p>
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