Kokino is the archaeological site from the bronze period, discovered in 2001. The location of the site is approximately 30 km from the town of Kumanovo, near the village of Staro Nagorichane. According to NASA, Kokino is the 4th prehistoric observatory in the world.

Analysis has shown that the stone markers are built by the population in the decades around 1800 B.C. The observatory used the method of stationary observation, marking positions of the Sun in the winter and summer solstice, as well as the equinox.


The archaeological site of St. Atanas is located in the vicinity of the village of Spancevo, Kocani. During the excavations which begin in 2008, the artefacts typical for the Eneolithic period were discovered, including ceramics, figurines, stone tools and bones. The most extraordinary are the small female figurines each one unique by the shape and ornaments.

Neolithic village Tumba Madzari

The open public museum is a neolithic village, and it is reconstruction of prehistoric houses within the Neolithic archaeological site of Tumba Madzari, located 3 km from the centre of the city.

Cocev Kamen

Cocev Kamen is a rock from a volcanic origin consisting of caves and rock-shelters. It is believed that it had been used as a temple from prehistoric times (Neolithic/Bronze age), through Roman times, until the Middle Ages, due to the surrounding archaeological sites. According to some researchers, Cocev Kamen is also a prehistoric megalithic observatory.


The region of Mariovo is located in the southern part of the Republic of Macedonia, in the mountains of Nidze and Selecka. The climate is mountainous and the nature is especially attractive in spring with thousands of colourful and fragrant mountain flowers, medicinal herbs and teas which give this place special beauty and attraction. Besides the amount of archaeological sites and cultural-historical heritage from all periods, the region offers excellent possibilities for the development of cattle breeding, beekeeping, village tourism and hunter tourism, wood industry, and the production of healthy food.

Museum on water

Museum on water is located in the Bay of the bones, this open air museum represents reconstruction of a prehistoric (Bronze Age) pile-dwelling settlement discovered on the same place due to underwater archaeological excavations. Within the complex there is a small museum with a small exhibition of the discovered artefacts, as well as a Roman military fortification in the vicinity which has been reconstructed on the hill above the Bay of Bones and once had protected the Roman Empire from its enemies.
Village Tumba Madzari
Cocev Kamen
Museum on water