Markovi Kuli (Marko's Towers), Prilep

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  • Please visit Markokuli. Half hour hike up. Lovely views of the city and the plain. A must if you are in Prilep
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  • Great Hiking spot, not many of the locals Come here but you might encounter a shepherd or two with sheep and cows along. Great view all over Prilep Even IF you dont go that high.  more »
  • Walk was quite fatiguing in the summer heat. At the top we were rewarded with fantastic panoramic views of the city of Prilep and surrounding inaccessible mountains. There are interesting ruins of a 700-year-old fortress. If you are not accustomed to walking is not for you.
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  • Derelict fortress. Super cool hike too.
  • Small hill with a lot of medieval structures, easy accessible with the best view on the city of Prilep and surrounding area.
  • Great place to visit, and opportunity to see part of buildings older than 700 years. There is improvised road that goes up to top of the mountain where is metal cross of 18m and there is best place from where you can see whole town.
  • On the northern outskirts of the city of Prilep, in lower town Varos (Варош) over the granite rocks is situated the site Markovi Kuli (King Marko Towers, Маркови Кули), as transparent remnant of medieval monuments in Macedonia. The first archaeological research on Markovi Kuli, its suburb, and on the area of today's settlement Varos were launched in 1958 and showed continuity of life on this area. The granite rocks of Marko's Towers, and its suburb Varos resulted with remnants of cultural layers of Late Neolithic to the XIX century. The most impressive medieval material traces are remnants of three of defense walls of the King Marko’s fortress, which identifies and recognizes the modern city of Prilep. The oldest remains with traces of construction, destruction and reconstruction, resulted in the highest northeast from the balcony, and come from III - II centuries BC, a period associated with the Roman-Macedonian Wars. During the medieval period, the fortress was improved and supplemented. Today's appearance with a maximum range of three defensive belts, with low walls and archer positions in them, it got at the time of the Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II. Fortress lost its strategic importance after the death of King Marko in 1395 year. On the area of secondary congenital Prilep, Varos were built several church buildings that confirm the city under Marko's Towers as an important spiritual center in Macedonia. Marko's Towers, spacious terraces and the lower town Varos reflect the lives of prominent medieval town of Prilep that its full blossom in the second half of XIII and the first half of the XIV century. After the death of King Marko in late XIV century city under Marko's Towers slowly fades and the new settlement form in the plains of northeastern edge of Pelagonian valley.
  • Very nice place. Worth to climb there.

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