Trip Planner: Europe / Republic of Macedonia / Northeastern Region / Staro Nagorichane / Historic Sites / Kokino
Kokino is a Bronze Age archaeological site in the Republic of Macedonia, approximately 30 km from the town of Kumanovo, and about 6 km from the Serbian border, in the Staro Nagoričane municipality. It is situated between about 1010 and 1030 m above sea level on the Tatićev Kamen summit and covers an area of about 90 by 50 meters, overlooking the eponymous hamlet of Kokino.It was discovered by archeologist Jovica Stankovski, director of the national museum in Kumanovo, in 2001. In 2002, Stankovski together with Gorje Cenev published the claim that the site contains a "megalithic observatory and sacred site" .The oldest archaeological finds date from about the 19th century BC, corresponding to the early European Bronze Age. It shows signs of occupation for the period from the 19th to the 7th centuries BC. Finds from the Middle Bronze Age are the most numerous . An agglomeration from the Iron Age was discovered in 2009.The Kokino "megalithic observatory" should be distinguished from the wider Kokino archaeological site. While the observatory consists of two platforms of a combined area of about 5000 square meters, the site covers about 30 hectares. From this area, an abundant amount of fragments of ceramic vessels, dated to between the 19th and the 11th centuries BC. Also found was a mould for casting bronze axes, and a pendant. The remains of vessels filled with offerings were found deposited in cracks in the rocks, which gave rise to the interpretation of the site as a "holy mountain".Kokino is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Staro Nagorichane Edition.
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Create a full Staro Nagorichane itinerary
Plan your trip to Staro Nagorichane
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Plans in Republic of Macedonia by other users
4 days in Skopje BY A USER FROM MALTA July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Republic of Macedonia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ohrid & Kalambaka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Skopje BY A USER FROM MALTA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Skopje BY A USER FROM MALTA July, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CHINA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Santa Cruz de Tenerife & Skopje BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Albania, Republic of Macedonia & Corfu BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in South America, United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
It was an astonishin trip, tthe view from up there is magnificient, u make sure to go there in a clear day and u will get more nature feeling. The road although till Kokino is a bit hard and not so we... more »
This site is one of those places that makes you ponder our the talents and intelligence of our early ancestors. It is an astronomical observatory dating to megalithic time. That is the good news. The ... more »
There's no way you can miss it, just head for the village of Kokino. There are some buses (or at least one) but without any schedules, yet locals seem to know the time of their arrival perfectly. If y... more »
Best things to do in Staro Nagorichane
Things to do around Staro Nagorichane
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.