kolaž greguševThe settlement of Greguše lies 5 kilometres above the village of Makov, 960 metres above sea level. A unique wooden bell tower which was the only one to survive a fire set by the Germans in 1944 in order to burn the settlement down for hiding and helping guerrilla units. The original bell tower from 1850 was replaced by a new one in 1997.

There is a story about the bell tower. During World War I, the villagers heard that bells would be confiscated. The villagers – good farmers and peasants - buried their bell in manure for three months, and thus saved it. In the past, the settlement belonged to Bytča County, to the village of Petrovice. Petrovice already had a mayor in 1312, however the exact year of establishing the settlement in Greguše is unknown.
Until World War II, 50 to 100 people lived in the settlement in 13 detached-houses. Today there are 16 houses used predominantly for weekend visitors. The settlement of Greguše is a starting point for several hiking trails.

Contact:

Obecný úrad Makov, Makov č. 60, 023 56 Makov, tel.: +421(0)41/4364220, +421(0)41/4364482, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.makov.sk

 

Access: From road 1/18 from Melocík turn to the red tourist trail, or from Makov, a local part called Čierne.