Historic sites in Macedonia

If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Macedonia and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Macedonia and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Macedonia you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Macedonia, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.
 

Macedonia: Site Index

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Heraklea Linkestis

Heraklea Linkestis is an archaeological site in Bitola in Macedonia which was once an ancient Roman settlement.

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Heraklea Linkestis, also known as just Heraklea, is believed to have been founded by King Philip II of Macedon in around the fourth century BC, before being conquered by the Romans in approximately the second century BC.

Located along the important trade route of Via Egnatia, Heraklea Linkestis thrived as a commercial hub. Well-preserved remains of this once thriving settlement can now be seen at the site, including a theatre and baths as well as a Jewish temple and a church. One of the most celebrated aspects of Heraklea Linkestis is its series of vivid mosaics.

Stobi

Stobi in Macedonia was an ancient settlement of Paeonia before becoming a Roman city.

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Stobi is one of Macedonia’s most famous archaeological sites. Once the capital of the kingdom of Paeonia, Stobi was located along a busy trade route and thrived as a commercial hub specialising in the trade of salt. Stobi reached its peak in the third or fourth century AD.

Whilst the first mention of Stobi dates back to the second century BC, it is thought to have been founded several centuries – perhaps three or four hundred years - prior to this.

In the second half of the second century BC, Stobi came under Roman rule and, in 69 AD, under the Emperor Vespasian, it became a municipium. It continued to flourish up to the sixth century AD, when it was an important Christian site.

Today, the archaeological site of Stobi houses a wealth of ancient ruins, including the remains of palaces, baths, streets, temples and a second century AD theatre. Most of the ruins date back to the third century AD, although some, like the theatre, were built earlier. There are also several well-preserved vivid mosaics throughout the site as well as remnants of early Christianity, such as numerous basilicas.

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The Skopje Aqueduct

The Skopje Aqueduct is a stone aqueduct in Macedonia, possibly built by the Romans.

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The Skopje Aqueduct is a well preserved stone aqueduct located north of the Macedonian city of Skopje.

A large stone structure made up of fifty-five archways, the origins of Skopje Aqueduct are unclear. Whilst it is known to have existed as far back as Ottoman times, some say that it was built by the ancient Romans.

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Tumba Madzari

Tumba Madzari is a Neolithic settlement in the north-eastern region of Skopje, in Macedonia. It is most notable for the Pre-Indo-European Great Mother statuettes.

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Tumba Madzari is a Neolithic settlement in the north-eastern region of Skopje, in Macedonia.

It is most notable for the Pre-Indo-European Great Mother statuettes which provide the proof of existence of the Cult of the Great Mother Goddess.

After several archaeological excavations on the site, a range of artefacts were discovered which indicate that ancient peoples inhabited Tumba Madzari between 6000 - 4300 BC.