Tour of the Early Byzantine town of Bargala (Republic of North Macedonia)

Tour of the Early Byzantine town of Bargala (Republic of North Macedonia)  


This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the reimbursement payment:

- Neanderthal Crossroads: Excavations at the Middle Paleolithic Site Uzun Mera and Peshka Rock-shelter         


Bargala was a Byzantine fortified town constructed between the 4th and 6th century, a period spanning Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium. Today it is an archaeological site and a visitor attraction in the Karbinci Municipality, North Macedonia. It is located 20 km northeast of the modern city of Štip on the lower slopes of the Plačkovica mountain. Archaeological excavations have uncovered a basilica, trade quarters, a water tank, a bath, and a fortification system with an impressive main gate and infrastructure. Gold coins of Emperor Phokas (602-610) are discovered at the locality, as well as 6th and 7th century Slavic pottery   


The tour/price includes:

  • An English speaking guide & travel assistant   
  • Round trip transportation   
  • All expenses of the guide & travel assistant and the driver   
  • Travel insurance      
  • Guided tour of the archaeological site and the medieval church of St. George    
  • Traditional pottery workshop at Zletovo          
  • Visit to the Medieval monastery St. Gavril Lesnovski, the Lesnovo gorge and the cave system & ancient mill-stones production center
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