The oldest archaeological finds from the site Kokino date back to the Early Bronze Age. Volcanic activity from the lava at the crater peak created rocks that became major markers for the purpose of following the cycles of the Sun and the Moon and measure time. It is ranked fourth oldest observatories by NASA. About an hour away there is the archeological site called Cocev Kamen (Stone), another spectacular rock formation and prehistoric observatory similar to Kokino and Stonehenge in the UK. This site was used for sacrificial rituals and as a temple. In early times, the entrance to the rock was closed-off by massive wooden gates, you can still see the holes that were cut in the rocks to support gates and piles. And last, but not least is the small medieval town Kratovo, founded in the middle of a once-volcano crater.
Departure Point: Any location of your preference in Skopje Departure time: Preferred 8:00am Duration of the tour: 8 - 9 hours Return details: Any location in Skopje Inclusions: Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or any preferred location in Skopje All transfers with comfortable A/C car or minivan Experienced English-speaking tour guide/driver Exclusions: Entrance fees Food and drinks Personal expenses
Not wheelchair accessible No heart problems or other serious medical conditions Most travelers can participate The tour does not operate in bad weather conditions. You will be offered a date change if that happens. Comfortable walking shoes are reccomended This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate