Stobi Travel Guide

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    Stobi
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    Theater and bar
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  • Stobi Archeological site

    This link i post here has a lot of info for people who want to do field school (excavations).I found a lot of info on this site.fieldschoolwikipediaexploringmk

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  • The Synagogue at Stobi

    There was a Jewish synagogue at Stobi was built by a man named Polycharmos and dedicated in. .Please see the website below for more about the site as well as the following link for the dedication .

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  • New excavation

    When we visited Stobi in May 2008, there was a recent excavation. The new excavation is east of the Civil Basilica.If you know what they're digging up here, please let me know!

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  • Lapidarium at Stobi

    Close to the Northern entrance and the museum, is a small Lapidarium, where several (tomb)stones and other pieces of stone are on display.

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  • Casino at Stobi

    This structure dates from the 4th to 6th century.It is named Casino after the gambling equipment and dice that were found on a mosaic floor in the guest room.

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  • Theater at Stobi

    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...

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  • Inner Defense Wall of Stobi

    This wall was built in the 4th century AD on the remains of some older objects because of the reduction of the city area. Its function ended in the 6th century.

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  • Baptistery of the Episcopal Basilica at...

    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...

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  • Episcopal Basilica at Stobi

    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...

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  • North Basilica with Baptistery at Stobi

    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...

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  • Semicircular Square at Stobi

    The Semicircular Square (or Semicircular Court or Forum) dates back to the 4th and 5th century AD.It was a square with a semicircular colonnade for an open hall, which is surrounded with 10 rooms.In the very center of this square a big statue was placed.

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  • Episcopal Residence at Stobi

    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.

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  • Prison Area at Stobi

    The Prison Area can be found between the Theodosian Palace and the Episcopal Residence.It is a vaulted basement area from the 6th century, where a number of chained skeletons have been found.

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  • Valavica / Domus Fullonica / House of...

    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.

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  • Theodosian Palace at Stobi

    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.

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  • House of Peristerias at Stobi

    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...

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  • Large Bath at Stobi

    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.

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  • City Fountain at Stobi

    The City Fountain is located on a small square created by the streets Via Axia and Via Principalis Inferior.

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  • Palace of Polycharmos / House of Psalms...

    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...

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  • Central Basilica and Synagogues at Stobi

    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...

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  • Civil Basilica at Stobi

    The Civil Basilica is located directly southern of the North Nasilica, and discovered in 1937. Between the North Basilca and the Civil Basilica the Little Bath can be found. It has a pool and a double room.

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  • Archaeological Site - Stobi

    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...

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  • The basilica at Stobi

    This should be plural as they have discovered the foundations of TWO basilicae here. Unfortunately there is not currently enough money to finish the excavation.

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  • The Mosaics at Stobi

    Both Heraclea and Stobi are known for their mosaics. And now you need to add the ones recently uncovered at Plaoshnik near Ohrid. There are more recent attempts to record and protect the mosaics, which will help preserve the legacy for future generations.

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Stobi Restaurants

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    by Pijlmans Updated Sep 26, 2012

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    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??

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Stobi Warnings and Dangers

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    by shrimp56 Written Aug 1, 2003

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    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.

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Stobi Off The Beaten Path

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    by shrimp56 Written Aug 1, 2003

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    There's more to Stobi than mosaics, amphitheatres and columns. Don't forget to look at the local flora and fauna :)

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  • Map of Stobi

    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)...

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  • It's a large site so plan accordingly

    The good thing though is that you can pretty much see the whole site from anywhere so you know what you are in for! [Not to mention where you are going :)]

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