Travel Destinations

The Lost Town of Gortinija

Lying just a few kilometres away from the Greek border, Gevgelija is famous for its transit tourism and casinos serving the foreigners travelling through the country. It is a modern town with open minded cosmopolitan population. The most important reasons why people visit Gevgelija is its Mediterranean spirit, fun and the entertainment they get from the developed chain of hotels and casinos. Very few visitors are familiar with Gevgelija’s famous archaeological site Vardarski Rid and the artifacts which can be seen in the City Museum. The site is one of the oldest known settlements in Macedonia, which thanks to its position and configuration, sustained residents in both prehistoric and ancient periods. The site has a history of intensive life for more than 1000 years around the first millennium BC. It is centrally positioned in a strategically important area dominating the Vardar Plain, the city of Gevgelija and the river valley. It consists of two rocky hills, one higher and steeper than the other, joined by a saddle-like elevation and overlooking the Vardar river bed on one side and the present-day town of Gevgelija on the other. Read more…