White Tower, Thessaloniki, Greece
White Tower, Thessaloniki, Greece

North Macedonia is located in the Balkan Peninsula in the south east of Europe. Formerly a state of Yugoslavia, North Macedonia gained independence in September 1991 whereby it became the Republic of Macedonia.

North Macedonia has an abundance of archaeology and is one of the most attractive destinations in the world with authentic history and culture. There are over 4,500 recorded archaeological sites including the sites of Skupi, the Skopje Kale in Skopje, Trebisnica. Other notable tours include St. Erazmo, the Ohrid Fortress, Heraclea Lyncestis and Marko’s Towers in Pelagonija, Plaosnik, the Early Christian basilica in the village of Oktisi in the Ohrid-Struga valley, and the Vinica Kale.

Many fortresses, towers and bridges date back to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. These include the Samuil Fortress in Ohrid, the Marko’s Towers in Prilep, the Tsar’s Towers in Strumica, the Stone Bridge, the Kale and the Aqueduct in Skopje, the medieval towers and bridges in Kratovo.

North Macedonia is an archaeological treasure trove, which should not be missed.

Upcoming Departures

Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Oliver Gilkes
9 days
Price from
£3,310 £3,160
Next date
8 October 2023