Considered by archaeologists and historians alike to be the best archaeological site in North Macedonia, the history of Stobi dates back thousands of years. Originally part of the ancient kingdom of Paeonia before being absorbed into Macadon and eventually falling under the control of the Romans, earthquakes and Avaro-Slavic invasions in the 6th century saw the city’s economy dwindle, and the settlement was eventually abandoned. Excavations at the site began in the 1920s, and work continues to this day. Among the abundance of must-see highlights are the Central Basilica and synagogue, the Public Fountain, the vast Roman theatre and the many well preserved mosaics scattered all over the site. Situated just south of Gradsko and visible from the main highway connecting Veles with Negotino, tickets, information sheets and more detailed books are all available for cash in the small cabin in the car park close to the entrance. The site is open every day between 08:00 and 20:00.