Soko Grad

Soko Grad, Soko Banja: Address, Soko Grad Reviews: 4.5/5

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Milos Stepanov
Pancevo, Serbia8 contributions
Perfect nature
Dec. 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place with lot of hiking paths. River Moravica, Popovica top, acient town Soko Grad, mountian Ozren, etc... Must visit
Written 2 December 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Very nice remains of an old fortress and autumn views
Nov. 2019 • Solo
Soko Grad are the remains of a Middle Ages Fortress located close to Sokobanja, a little town in Western Serbia. If you go by car, there is a parking when the road finish, so you can park the car here and begin a little hikking about 20min in the forest to arrive at the top of the place and see the castle. From here, you can see wonderful views of the surroundings, especially if you came here in autumn (I stayed here at the first of november). The views are a explosion of colors: red, yellow or brown. Incredible. The fortress is really bad preserved and the government need to restore it, because it is a bit dangerous. Wonderful views, but need a restoration.
Written 18 April 2020
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Ecommunist
Nis, Serbia40 contributions
Old hidden fort into the almost inaccessible forest mount.
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Amazing path going through the most fresh forest and following the Moravica clear and clean river gets you to this amazing secret place.

This is medieval fort, well preserved, and acquires higher level of agility to get here. It was almost certainly inaccessible to any invaders.

PS there is one spring on the way, called Vodomar spring (near Lepterija) but don't expect to drink water here during the end of summer and autumn period, due to dry periods.
Written 11 November 2019
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Aleksa A
Belgrade, Serbia42 contributions
Magnificent views
Aug. 2019
Sokobanja has many interesting places for excursions in its surroundings, such as: Moravica River Canyon, small beaches on the Moravica River ("Mayor", "Three Kats", Gentleman "),"Ripaljka" waterfall, Village "Vrmdža "(and lake nearby - "Vrmdzan Lake" and of course Soko Grad, a fortress from the Middle Ages!
Soko Grad was a medieval city and fortress 2 km of Sokobanja. The fortress was declared a Monument of Culture of Great Importance in 1982, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia. It was founded in the 6th century during the Roman reign of Emperor Justinian I.The fort was rebuilt and expanded in the late 13th and early 14th centuries on the foundations of the Roman fort. It was mentioned later during the reign of Despot Stefan Lazarević. The Ottoman Empire occupied it in 1398 and the town was destroyed in 1413 by the Ottomans during civil war.
There is a footpath to the fort, through the forest, by the river Moravica. The last hundred meters are a very steep climb, but it pays off a little more effort for the magnificent views that extend from the plateau in front of the fort.
It is possible to enter the area of the fortress itself, but it is necessary to walk along a few rocks, which is not recommended for those who are not physically fit and skilled!
Written 25 August 2019
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sightingsarah
New York City, NY1,505 contributions
So cool!
Jun. 2019
Amazing hike and cafes in the coolest place. We had a blast ! Loved it so much 😃. The cave and fortress are awesome
Written 2 June 2019
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max_patrick
Gateshead, UK185 contributions
Great Walk and Great Views
Apr. 2018 • Couples
Really nice walk along the woodland path and up the hill. Free of charge of course. Do be careful of sheer drops in a couple of areas of the fortress.
Written 20 April 2018
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Vila L
7 contributions
The midieval town which hides many legends
Mar. 2017 • Couples
Two kilometres east from Sokobanja, on a rock that is above vertical from one side, in the canyon of the river Moravica built on foundations of a fortress from IV to VII century. It is mentioned in a biographu of a Serbian ruler Stefan Lazarevic. Turkish Sultan Musa ruined it in battles for Turkish throne against the rebel Hamuz-beg 1413. It is worth of visit.
Written 11 February 2018
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mpiwons
Warsaw, Poland51 contributions
Slow walk up with splendid view
Aug. 2017 • Family
Simply go there. It took us 40 minutes to climb. Children must be able to walk on semi hard path. Two parts are a little harder. I recommend to have good non-sliding shoes (No flip-flops!).
Written 11 August 2017
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alexandramaximovic
Belgrade, Serbia17 contributions
A good hike, great views
Apr. 2017 • Family
Soko Grad (to translate literally - Hawk City) lives up to it's name - it's ruins are situated on top of a hill. You cannot go there by car, only by foot. This was our family's first "adventure hike", since the last part of the walk is a true hike - steep paths with a lot of small stones. But - it is totally worth it, since the view is magnificent. You cannot walk directly up to the ruins (at least we weren't able to find a way unless we were mountain goats :) ). Still, you cannot help but wonder what this fortress looked like in its prime.
Written 20 April 2017
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jonsnows
4 contributions
Nice hike
Aug. 2016 • Family
The place is perfect for people who like hiking - not full-on wild, but an adventurous climb at times. When you actually reach the fortress (which is not too far away from Lepterija - a bit more than 1km) make sure to climb up and enter! I went all the way to the third tower, but I was the only one of the people present at the time who climbed further than the second tower. The view is stunning! You do really feel a bit medieval at the top.
Written 11 August 2016
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