Kocani is located approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) southwest of Sofia and 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Skopje, the national capital.
Spend some time at Kocani’s proud defenses and forts to learn more about the region’s more turbulent times. Despite its rather formidable exterior, the Defense Tower is today a welcoming place, perfect for reflecting on the sacrifices and struggles of this city’s past citizens.
Kocani is a superb winter destination, blessed with great tobogganing, snowboarding and skiing facilities. Osogovo Mountain Ski Center is amongst the most popular of the ski venues in the region.
If you are looking for somewhere to escape for a while, paddle about in a boat or just enjoy the sunlight shining on the water, the local lake called Lake Gratce is a great place to visit. Walk around the lake and listen to the birdsong or merely enjoy a little quiet time by the water.
If you are looking to buy souvenirs, fashion and food, visit the stores at the City Farmer's Market. See what locals buy and then take home some keepsakes to remind you of Kocani.
Iconic Fountain Square is the ideal location to sit back and soak up the unique atmosphere in Kocani. Pack your favorite magazine and switch your smartphone to silent, this square is the place to unwind for while.
No mater how many fabulous sights you’ve managed to cram into your itinerary; no vacation in this city is complete until you’ve checked out the Freedom Monument and the Ponikva Monastery.