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Stobi, Palikura

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At Stobi, walk through the well-preserved remains of an ancient Roman town that once stood at the crossroads of the Aegean world and the Balkans. Strategically placed at the confluence of two rivers, the first settlement was built in the 6th and 7th centuries BCE. Up until the earthquake of 518 CE, the ancient town was an important military, administrative, and trade hub of the Roman and early Byzantine empires. View the remains of ancient sanctuaries, Christian basilicas, luxurious private palaces, and public baths, as well as carved columns and stones. The oldest items found on the site are ceramic and bronze objects from the Neolithic and Iron Ages. Do not miss the stunning floor mosaics under your feet, the famous theatre, or the temple of Isis, an Egyptian goddess. Bring water and sunscreen. Plan to visit Stobi during your Vardar Region vacation using our convenient Vardar Region trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Fascinating place, excellent guide with impressive knowledge (and English!). Beautiful mosaics. Sad its taking so long to uncover. I want my history mad son to attend one of their summer schools in ye...  more »
  • This place is amazing. It takes you back to antient times especially with guided tour. We got a guide for ourselves and she was very informant (guidance is included in your ticket). It is awsome to wa...  more »
  • by far the best sight in macedonia and definitely a must see! they offer guided tours in english as well and it's included in the entrance fee of 120den. the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.  more »
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  • Excellent place, great looking historic center, excellent customer service. Recommended for visiting.
  • Early Christian Roman city with basilica, theater, palaces, public Roman bathrooms.. Very well preserved mosaics, fountain, walls..
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  • Vast and impressive, Stobi is a great way to spend a couple of hours wandering through the ruined boulevards and imagining them bustling back in the day.
  • Stobi (Стоби, Στο'βοι,) is an urban settlement from ancient times located on the place where Black River (Црна Река, Erigon) enters into the Vardar River (Вардар, Axios). The site was crossed by important routes in the Balkans (Thessalonica, Sirmium, Heraclea Linkestis, Stobi, Pautalija, Serdica). Stoby was mapped to the famous Tabula Peutingeriana so that European explorers in the mid XIX century easily found its position. Archaeological excavations have been launched since the First World War and with occasional interruptions they are carried until today.