It rises on either side of the Vardar River and railroad line, and in places is less than a hundred yards wide.
I have also suggested that they came to the south down the Vardar valley.
But the view across the Vardar Valley was some compensation.
They reached the head of that valley, they crossed the watershed and the plain of Kossova, and descended the valley of the Vardar.
Macedonia was a vital (also corrupt and lucrative) bloodline, connecting Greece to Serbia (through the Vardar river).
He then sent his armies across the Vardar River and captured Monastir.
The hill was the highest point of a ridge that looked down into the valleys of the Vardar and of Bodjinia.
Ishtib is built on a hill at the confluence of the small river Ishtib with the Bregalnitza, a tributary of the Vardar.
You will see on the map a railway running up the Vardar to Veles.