Loven Dom 6
Walking trail LOVEN DOM - ST. ELIJAH - CHAM CHIFLIK - DVATA PATA – VINEYARD - TURKISH NEIGHBOURHOOD - CHURCH Ss. FIFTEEN T. MARTYRS
This walking trail has special beauty and splendour (modern trim trail), which starts at the area of “Loven Dom”, and leads up to “Saint Elijah” monastery, in Strumica. It has beautiful nature, diverse vivid landscapes during all seasons, offering opportunity for photography of Strumica valley.
The place is rich with diverse deciduous and evergreen forest. Among the deciduous trees most prevalent are: birch, linden, maple tree, and chestnut, and among the evergreen trees most there are: pine, fir, juniper, cypress, and others.
The route continues upwards, to the famous spot “Cham Chiflik”. Here, along the walking trail there is evergreen forest which is a natural purifier of the lungs. This walking trail goes around the whole hill of “Samoranica”, and leads to the area called “Dvata Pata”, suitable for a small rest in nature.
The trail by the Turkish cemetery continues towards the Turkish neighbourhood in Strumica, where one can see the daily life of the Turkish population in the municipality of Strumica.
This walking trail leads to the Church “Ss. 15 Tiberioplois Martyrs”, a significant cultural and historical monument.
The walking trail offers opportunities for circular movement, and is designed for recreational, sporting, cultural, research, and educational purposes. It is as well a wonderful trail to explore the flora and fauna that can be found on the hill “Samoranica” and “Elenica”.
- Flora and fauna:
The walking trail is full of diverse types of short and long stemmed forest. Among the short stemmed most prevalent are several types of mushrooms: chanterelles – cantharellus; champignon - agaricus bisporus and parasol mushroom - Macrolepiota procera. There are as well several varieties of tea, and currants, raspberries, blueberries, and dog rose. Among the deciduous trees, most prevalent are: betuala alba - birch; tilia sp. – linden; acer sp. - maple; castanea – chestnut; fagus silvatica- beech. Most prevalent evergreen trees are: pinus silvestris – pine; thuja sp.- thuja.
The fauna is rich with, rabbits, wolves, foxes, wild pigs, and there are several types of birds, including: nightingales, pheasants, eagles, falcons, partridges, and various kinds of insects.
- Additional opportunities for using the trail (eco-tourism, walking and jogging, mountain biking, archaeological tourism, herbal tourism, etc.).
TRACK TYPE: Ground / Asphalt