History of Aleksinac
Aleksinac has rich history, dating from prehistoric tome, with traces from 4800b.c. During that, and later times, even in antique period, it was with many inhabitants. During Roman era, this territory was part of very important route called Via militaris, and fortress Millareca. After them, Slavs came and conquered this territory.
First written traces about this area are from the 14th century. Writings were about many army’s that were here and its because Royal road was in vicinity.
Aleksinac through history was in center of many famous battles, and it had important role during history. Serbian Turkish wars, it had in this territory many international volunteers, from which Russian Colonel Nikolai Nikolaevich Rayevski was most famous. He is character Count Vronsky, in novel Anna Karenina novel. He died in a near by village Gornji Adrovac. Today, on that place is Holy Trinity church, or Russian church that dates from 1903. The heart of Colonel Rayevski is buried in St.Roman monastery in village Đunis close to here. The church dates from 9th century and its known for its mystical wonders
It is one of bigger towns near Niš, in southeast Serbia. Once it was a mining and industrial town. Today the territory of the Municipality of Aleksinac it belonged to the Roman province of Upper Moesia. Along this road, were sells for the nightrest Praesidium Pompei and one station for changing horses Rappiana.
Aleksinac municipality, located in the southeastern part of Serbia. Its with a very favorable geographical position with superb capabilities. Near by, its Sokobanjska Moravica river that can be useful if fly fishing is interesting to you. You can visit its many churches as historic monuments. You can visit churches and monasteries around Aleksinac. Except that some natures attractions. Rivers Morava and Sokobanjska Moravica, Bovan lake, Mountain Ozren and Jastebac (Small and Big).
In modern times you could see the town coming to it by motorway from Belgrade to Niš. To Aleksinac you can go from Niš with two roads. First is highway to Belgrade, and definitely better and faster. Other is older road. It’s still functional. And you can see villages by the road.
After liberation from Otoman rule, it was no more border town but his role in modern Serbia continue. Near is Sokobanja spa.
Photo by Nikola Milosevic CC BY 3.0