Skopje - centuries of Ottoman rule in Üskub

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Skopje - centuries of Ottoman rule in Üskub

When in 518 an earthquake destroyed the entire city of Skopje, it was a primary concern of ruling Emperor Justinian I to rebuild the city. Not even a hundred years had passed when, in the winter of 594/95, the Slavic tribes of the Balkans, the tribes of the Slavs, destroyed the city again.

The famous Matka - Canyon, Dam and Gorge near Skopje

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The famous Matka - Canyon, Dam and Gorge near Skopje

After our mostly disappointing days at Skopje, we were already on the way back to Lake Ohrid when we were discussing to visit Matka Canyon to report about this famous ravine, as we were able to see the sign board in a bend.

Roman Scupi - first settlement in the history of Skopje

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Roman Scupi - first settlement in the history of Skopje

Of course, our first visit to Skopje, the state capital of Macedonia should also serve a little exploring on Roman monuments which were preserved by the yet so varied history.

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