The Theater of Stobi was built at the end of the 2nd or at the beginning of the 3rd century AD. It could accommodate over 7600 spectators. The names of some of them can be seen in the inscriptions in the seats.Originally, the theater in Stobi was built for the performances of plays, mime with pantomime, and musical shows.At the end of the 3rd...more
The Baptistery is part of the Episcopal Basilica or Bishop Philp's Basilica.A staircase leads from the south door of the narthex of the Episcopal Basilica to the Baptistery. The Baptistery, erected at the same level of the Old Episcopal Basilica, was built in the shape of a tetraconch and included a circular pool dating from the period of the early...more
The Episcopal Basilica is also called the Basilica of Bishop Philip.It was built at the end of the 5th century AD on an artificial terrace. The basilica was constructed 4 m above the floor of the Old Episcopal Basilica from the early 4th century. The Old Episcopal Basilica was constructed during the ministry of the Bishop Budios. The Old Basilica...more
The North Basilica is the first structure on the northern site of the discovered site of buildings in the western part of Stobi, hence the name North Basilica.The church was discovered in 1937. The erection of the columns of the atrium and the conservation of the niches, were done after the excavations, and again after World War II.The church lies...more
The Episcopal Residence, or Archbishop's Residence, is situated north of the Episcopal Basilica.In the 4th century AD, it served as a Christian oratorio. One century later, in the the 5th century, it was converted into the Episcopal Residence, which was connected to the large Episcopal Basilica.more
The House of Fuller is a group of connected buildings from the 3rd-4th century AD that have been used for different purposes.In the 5th century, a part of the object was used for textile dying.Valavica refers to a water spot where rugs are hand-washed. Fuller also refers to somebody who is involved in the preparation of cloths.more
The Theodosian Palace dates from the 4th-5th century AD. It is the largest and the richest decorated palace from that period.The Emperor Theodosius I resided here when he visited Stobi in 388 AD.The House of Parthenius is located near the southern part of the Palace of Theodosius.more
The House of Peristerias is a complex of family buildings of the Peristerias family (4th-6th century AD). Several names of the family members are inscribed on the mosaic floor.There were also rooms for shops. The Peristerias family owned the rooms in the southern part of the complex. The central part of this complex was a yard under open sky, and...more
The Magnae Thermae, or Large Bath was discovered in 1931.It dates from the 5th-6th century AD and had a central floor heating system including several marble baths and walls with niches where a number of marble statues were placed.The reconstructed bath was in use until the late 6th century.more
By the end of the 4th century AD this building belonged to Polycharmos, the founder of the synagogues that were located north of the building.The building is located at the Via Principalis Inferior street.Later, the Central Basilica was build on the remnants of these synagogues.Subsequently, the Palace of Polycharmos became the residence of the...more
The Central Basilica and Synagogue is located south of the Civil Basilica at the Via Principalis Inferior street. The Central Basilica is a christian building that was built in the late 4th or early 5th century AD on the remnants of an older Jewish temple (synagogue) that dates back to 4th century. The floor of the synagogue was discovered 1.5...more
In Roman times Stobi was the largest city in the northern part of the province of Macedonia. The city was probably built in the Hellenistic period, during the 3rd-2nd century B.B. at the earliest.After the discovery of several inscriptions, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was suggested that here were the remains of the ancient city of...more
This bar/restaurant is next to the main entrance to the archeological site Stobi.
After you wandered for several hours through the ruins of this ancient city, a cold drink here in the shadow is a gift from heaven!
We just had drinks here so I do not know if they also serve a lot of food, probably just some snacks.
Next to the bar is a nice museum shop, where they sell books about Stobi and other archeological sites. You can also buy reproductions of famous archeological artefacts here.
The bar has toilets.
2012 UPDATE: When we wanted to have a short stop at this bar at Stobi on our way from Negotino to Skopje, the bar was almost completely broken down. We heard the construction was not safe, they had to tear it down. Maybe a new bar will arise here??
Wear good walking shoes. If it's hot bring drinking water or soda or you may end up on your side like these columns!! There is a small rundown seating area at the REAL entrance, but no service. I wouldn't count on a loo either.
There's more to Stobi than mosaics, amphitheatres and columns. Don't forget to look at the local flora and fauna :)
This map is from the book "Loca Sanctorum Macedoniae, the cult of marthyrs in Macedonia from the 4th to the 9th centuries" (1997) by the former director of the Archeological Museum in Skopje, Blaga Aleksova. I bought this book at the shop next to the restaurant at Stobi. It was 1000 Denar, about 16 euros.1) Museum2) North Basilica with Baptistery3)...more