"Archaeological Site - Stobi" Stobi Things to Do Tip by Jannick-DK

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In Roman times Stobi was the largest city in the northern part of the province of Macedonia. The city was probably built in the Hellenistic period, during the 3rd-2nd century B.B. at the earliest.

After the discovery of several inscriptions, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was suggested that here were the remains of the ancient city of Stobi. But until WWI there were no indications of the existence of monumental buildings. The military trenches prompted the first excavations on the site by the German and Bulgarian armies, but systematic archaeological began only in 1924.

Today it is possible to se the remains of many buildings, such as the theatre, the casino, the prison and more. There is also a museum on the site. Here you can see a collection of finds from several phases of the life of the city, from the Hellenistic through the Early Roman period to the Late Antique.

You can easily spend several hours at the site if you want to study the entire site. On the site there is also a shop where you can buy a guidebook or souvenirs and a café if you need something to drink.

It is possible to get a guided tour by one of the staff members, who will tell you a lot about the place. In our case way too much. After half an hour we had only seen one building so we decided to walk around by ourselves. Otherwise it would literally have taken all day.
As I had a person by my side to interpret I actually don't know whether they could make the tour around the site in English or other languages.

Directions: Located just 3 km from the Gradsko exit on Highway E-75. Driving on the highway you will see a big sign.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 18, 2008
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