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  • Address: Skopje, Macedonia
  • Hours: Dawn to dusk

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Skopje Kale Fortress Tours

Dating back to the sixth century, Skopje's Kale Fortress sits on the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar River. Just steps from the Old Town, the fortress is thought to have been built during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I using yellow limestone and travertine that came from the Roman city of Skupi, which was destroyed by an earthquake. The Kale Fortress itself was also partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1963, and excavation efforts have been underway for about 10 years, having thus far unearthed woodwind instruments and clay ornaments dating back thousands of years, as well as the foundations of a 13th-century church and the largest collection of Byzantine coins ever found in Macedonia.

Today the fortress is often visited on walking tours of the city, and visitors can walk along the restored fortress walls, which stretch for 130 yards (121 meters), or climb a couple of the turrets, which provide outstanding views all around Skopje. Theatrical performances are sometimes held in the summer.

Practical Info

The fortress sits just above the Old Town and is within walking distance of most central Skopje hotels. Buses 2, 2a, 8, 12 and 19 stop on Gotse Deltchev Boulevard below the fortress. The entrance is off Samoilova.

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Skopje Full-Day Tour Including Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon, Skopje, null
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Skopje Full-Day Tour Including Millennium Cross and Matka Canyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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Location: Skopje, Macedonia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Skopje and Countryside Highlights Private Full-Day Tour, Skopje, Full-day Tours
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Skopje and Countryside Highlights Private Full-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

If you simply want to see the best and most important of Skopje, the highlights of the city and it’s surrounding with a private driver-guide, then this is your ...  Read more

Location: Skopje, Macedonia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Skopje Old and New Private Half-Day Walking Tour, Skopje, Full-day Tours
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Skopje Old and New Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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If you do not want to miss a thing of the center of the capital, you enjoy sculptures, statues, monuments and enjoy taking photos, want to see how the Stone ...  Read more

Location: Skopje, Macedonia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Private Skopje Tour from Ohrid, Ohrid, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Private Skopje Tour from Ohrid

Join this private day trip to Skopje and experience the city, walk around, relax by the river and visit the most notable sights that this amazing city has to ...  Read more

Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.80

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