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The tour to the Kokino, archaeological site from bronze period (18 th century B.C.) and IVth prehistoric observatory in the world according to NASA, is located 30 km from the town of Kumanovo, near the village of Staro Nagoricane. It is situated on Tatichev rock at an altitude of 1013 m. The observatory used the method of stationary observation, marking position of the sun at the winter and summer solstice, as well as the equinox. On our way to Kokino we have about 10 minutes climbing to the top of the site and then walk around, including the sitting on the thrones created by the Bronze age people. On our way back there is a possibility for visiting of Staro Nagorichane where in the authentic village ambient the Church of St. George (1313) is located. Also there is an opportunity for lunch in the Ethno Villge restaurant situated in the vicinity.

 

The tour is to visit the megalithic observatory “Kokino” it is on 4th place prehistoric observatory in the world according to NASA.   Is located 30 km from the town of Kumanovo, near the village of Staro Nagorichane.  It is situated on Tatichev rock at an altitude of 1013 m. The observatory defines the four main positions of the moon and three main positions of the sun during the year, the autumnal and vernal equinox and winter and summer solstice. One specially positioned marker shows that the observatory was also used to follow the movement of the star cluster "Pleiades". "Kokino" is devided at two main parts with diametar of about 100 meters set on scalable platforms. On higher platform is the central place with observation post. According to the archeologists in this area there are few more observatories like "Kokino". On our way to Kokino we have about 10 minutes climbing to the top of the site and then walk around, including the sitting on the thrones created by the Bronze age people. On our way back there is a possibility for visiting of Staro Nagorichane where in the authentic village ambient the Church of St. George (1313) is located. Also there is an opportunity for lunch in the Ethno Village restaurant is located nearby. Beck to Ohrid.