KOKINO (Кокино)

Kokino, a bronze age ritual site, is a megalithic observatory sitting atop a volcanic hill. In 2001, the ruins of a Bronze Age settlement were found outside the small North Macedonian village of Kokino. Amid the signs of occupation like pieces of vessels and weapons, researchers also discovered giant stones arranged in puzzling patterns, at an elevation of over 1013 meters. With further study, they identified these as stone markers used to track the patterns of the sun and the moon, making the site an ancient megalithic observatory, dating back nearly 3800 years.

Parking location – Kokino: 42.262906N 21.958809E