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Kokino & St. Osogovski Tour from Skopje

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A place that words cannot explain

Unique Kokino & Osogovski Monastery

The Megalithic Observatory and the ceremonial site of Kokino is about 3,800 years old. Special stone markers were discovered to monitor the movement of the Sun and the Moon. We visit famous Macedonian monastery St. Joakim Osogovski, which is 1003 years old and is a well-known and highly visited tourist attraction. End the tour with a lunch on one of the best restaurants in this region – VODENICA 3 
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    Tour Type : Private Tour
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    Duration: Half day tour
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    Destination: Kokino & Osogovski
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    Things to Bring: Camera,
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Osogovo Monastery is a Macedonian Orthodox monastery located near Kriva Palanka, North Macedonia, 10 kilometres from the Bulgarian border on Osogovo Mountain.

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Destination

Kokino and Monastery Osogovski 

Departure Location

Pick up from your accommodation

Return Location

Drop off to your accommodation

Tour Start Date & Time

Everyday at 09:00

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    Professional Licensed Tour Guide
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    Tour by itinerary and tour plan
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    Transfers with car/van/minibus
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    Drop off to your accommdoation
  • Lunch in restaurant

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    Tips to guide and driver

Additional Prices

Price for 1 person: €190
Price for 2 persons: €110 – per person
Price for 3 persons: €80 – per person
Price for 4 persons: €70 – per person
Price for 5 persons: €70 – per person

For any additional person +60 Euro

 

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Tour Program

Departure to Kokino, a megalithic observatory, which is situated in the area of the municipality Old Nagorichane. It is located on the top “Tatikjev stone”, at an altitude of 1.030 m and was named after the nearest village Kokino. The observatory was accidentally discovered in 2001 by Bulgarian and Macedonian archeologists and in 2002 a research was started by the National Museum in Kumanovo. It has been dated to 1.800 years B.C., from the early Bronze Age and has an area of 5.000 m2.

The megalithic observatory is located on a neo-volcanic hill. The rocks are created by hardening of the lava that leaked from a volcanic crater. Time and erosion have made fissures on the rocks and part of these fissures represented markers through which the Sun and Moon cycles were observed and time was measured. The megalithic observatory in Kokino is one of the most important old observatories in the world. Therefore, in 2005, the American Space Agency NASA ranked Kokino as 4th on the list of 15 natural observatories in the world.

We will continue to the monastery St. Joakim Osogovski (11/12th century), located a few kilometers from Kriva Palanka, on the hills of Osogovo Mountain. The monastery is also known by the name Sarandopor, given by the place it was built on. According to historical data, the monastery was first mentioned in the period of King Kalojan (1196 – 1207), who visited the monastery. The monastery has seen a lot of ups and downs in its rich history. It has been visited by many church officials and travelers. Hadzi Stefan Beglikchija in 1847 initiated the construction of the great cathedral dedicated to St. Joakim Osogovski. It was finished and consecrated in 1851.

The monastery is open for visitors, passengers and believers. Nowadays many cultural manifestations take place here, like the International Art Colony “St. Joakim Osogovski”, Summer School of Architecture and the Colony of the Association of Wood-carvers.

Lunch in restaurant VODENICA 3 on Durachka River and return to Skopje

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Megalithic Observatory Kokino

Astronomy aficionado or not, this place is something you ought to visit. Listed side by side with ancient observatories as Stonehenge (Great Britain), Abu Simbel (Egypt), Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Machu Picchu (Peru), it represents a significant heritage and definitely a must see for people whose interests rest with ancient history, nature, or somewhere between adventure and mysticism.

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