Marko’s kale is one more place to visit for those who love history. Marko’s kale is near Vranje, about 5km. It is mentioned in first written traces of this area in 15th century. In official Ottoman Empire documents it’s named as Fortress of Vranje. And also, unpredictable is the date of building of the fortress. Consequently in 1093, there was an attack and this was the fortress for defending the town.
At the later time it was thought that it was home of Serbian legendary hero Marko Kraljević. Most noteworthy, archeological excavation and investigations say that this fortress had is origins form ancient Roman times. And also, first traces date form time of Justinian the Great. Today it is protected by the state.