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The village of Belica, Porechie

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It is an ease on the eye, relaxation for the soul, a place where one could escape the fast way of life and for a moment forget the daily routines. Also helpful is the ripple of the clear river Beleshnica, which simply calls you to cool in it from the heat. The high mountain Dautica, the high rocks, the green … it is all breath - taking. Even describing other beauties would not be enough to give a description of the village Belica, which is located in Porechie, in the municipality of Samokov, close to the town Makedonski Brod.



Belica dates from olden times and it was under Ottoman rule until 1912. Its first inhabitants were the three brothers from the village Benche, which is also located in Porechie. They built cottages, and brought cattle with them. After them, another family from the village Ramne moved here, and other people from the village of Lokvica, as well. In the olden time there were around 400 people living here, and now there are only a hundred people.



In the old time, the people of Belica gathered in front of the village mill. In the village there used to be a rolling – mill where the locals colored their Jambolii (Traditional wool covers). Today the people do not have them any more, but the rolling-mill is kept for the washing of blankets and other wool covers. Inside the rolling-mill there is a watermill for grinding corn, with which the locals feed their cattle.



The attention of the visitors is also attracted by the two fish farms. The village is lively only on weekends and holidays and on the village Saints day St. Pantelejmon, on the 9th August.

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