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Nis Day Tour from Sofia
"Our guide will pick you up at 8:30am from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia. Only 45 minutes of driving will take you to the border between Bulgaria and Serbia. After another hour and a half drive crossing the wonderful Sicevo gorge you will reach Nis. Your first stop is Mediana - an ancient luxurious residence. Here you will learn about the history of the city during the Antiquity and how important was Naissos for the Romans while admiring lovely mosaics on the floor of the atrium in one of the houses of the noble people lived here.NOTE: Mediana is still closed for renovation so visitors are currently not allowed.Your next stop for the day is Cele kula or the Skull tower. Built here in 1809 after the battle of Cegar hill between the Serbians and the Ottomans
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Nis Day Tour from Sofia
"Our guide will pick you up at 8:30am from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia. Only 45 minutes of driving will take you to the border between Bulgaria and Serbia. After another hour and a half drive crossing the wonderful Sicevo gorge you will reach Nis. Your first stop is Mediana - an ancient luxurious residence. Here you will learn about the history of the city during the Antiquity and how important was Naissos for the Romans while admiring lovely mosaics on the floor of the atrium in one of the houses of the noble people lived here.NOTE: Mediana is still closed for renovation so visitors are currently not allowed.Your next stop for the day is Cele kula or the Skull tower. Built here in 1809 after the battle of Cegar hill between the Serbians and the Ottomans
From EUR57.00
 
Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia
"Belogradchik tour starts at 8.30 am from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia. You are going to cross the Balkan range via the picturesque Petrohan pass. After 3 hours you will reach the beautiful town of Belogradchik. Here you will spend hour and a half as well the old fortress in front. Using your imagination you will see “The Rabbit” “The Cobra” the Twins and many more. You will reach the highest point from where you will see the whole valley and the beautiful rock formations learn about the legends which the people from the region are telling about them.From here you have two options : stop at nice traditional Bulgarian restaurant in the nearby village of Falkovets
From EUR59.00

Niska Banja/The Spa of Nis Tips (17)

Sidetrip to Niska Banja

As we stayed two days in Nis, we decided to spent some time on a sidetrip to Niska Banja, which is a popular Serbian health resort.

It is located about 10 km east of Nis and can be reached in about 20 minutes by the local bus #1.

Niska Banja (Spa of Nis) is well known for its radioactive water which contains radon.

The water is used for various medical treatments.

Besides a large park with fountains and promenades, the city is also home to the Serbian Orthodox church Saint Ilija from 1934 and several villas dating back to the early 20th century.

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Nov 14, 2009

blue skies

If you're hiking on a sunny, warm day, you'll enjoy refreshing coolness of the forest, but there is a lot of humidity as well. No matter how shiny the day is, inside the woods it will be dark and if you manage to see the piece of sky you'd be very lucky!
These are acacia trees that spread such lovely scent around the forest!

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May 23, 2004

thick forest

When you hike in the hills behind Niska banja, the forest is very thick, and there is a lot of exuberant flora! You might not want to go there in the dusk/evenings, nor late afternoon because very agressive mosquitoes!

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May 23, 2004

hiking paths

If you climb these white stairs you can go to the woods behind the Niska Banja complex. THere are lovely hiking paths in the forest, climbing uphill, but if you are slow and don't like climbing a lot, there are also veeeery curved ones adjusted for old people, and without an elevation.

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water vapour

In the cold days you can see the water vapour in the form of white smoke spookily coming off the surface, in the evenings it really looks fantastic! But in spite of the cold, you can always soak your feet in the hot water and relax, there are benches with that purpose all over.

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May 23, 2004

bar

There are many lovely cafes all over Niska banja, where you can enjoy the nature and refreshing drinks, it is a tradition all over the country whenever the weather is warm to sit in the outdoor cafes and spend some cozy time with your friends or alone.

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little "house"

IN Serbia you'll often find these little "houses" on the open, they are usually used for music performances, or any other type of cultural events, but when nothing is going on, you can just sit in there and relax.

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May 23, 2004

cascades

Thermal water in Niska Banja runs in cascades artificially made, underneath the hotel "Radon". I'm not really sure of the purpose, because if they wanted esthetics, well, I don't think they have succeeded... :)))

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soak your feet

SInce the thermal water springs are all over the Niska Banja park, you can soak your feet cozily in the water while sitting on one of the many benches in the water! :) It's perfect for relaxing after a long working day!

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May 22, 2004

water

Niska Banja has a number of springs with oligomineral, alkaline-earth, homeothermal and radioactive waters ranging in temperature from 19 to 39 degrees C.
The use of these waters for therapeutical purposes includes drinking, bathing and steam inhalation. Mud packs are prepared using thermal mineral water and radioactive peat. The spa has eight indoor swimming-pools filled with thermal waters, a sauna and rooms for heliotherapy.
The therapy is performed in this white building.

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May 22, 2004

viewpoint

In the heart of Niska Banja, right next to hotel "Radon", there is a viewpoint perfect for loners like this guy on the photo, to admire the beauties of the area, and enjoy in some serene moments. This photo brings such peace, don't you think?

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landscapes

Niska Banja is situated in a very hilly area, and the view is very beautiful, from wherever you're staying in Niska Banja. In the early morning you can hear only birds and sounds of nature, and watch the new day beginning, it's lovely to witness the morning serenity there.

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Things to Do Near Nis

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Nis Market

There is a large market in Nis between the bus station and the fortress. Different sections sell different products. One part is devoted to fruit, vegetables and flowers, another section specializes...
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King Aleksander Monument

The monument to King Aleksander is located in King Aleksander Square. He is depicted sitting on a charging horse. King Aleksander tried to unite Serbs, Croats and Slovenes into a single state. He was...
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The Monument to Stevan Sremac

Stevan Sremac was a Serbian writer who lived in Nis from 1879 to 1892. One of Sremac's characters was a hunter called Kalca. In stories Kalca came to Nis and stayed as a guest of local man Ivko. He...
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Nis Fortress

This fortress is located on the banks of the Nisava River. The current fortress was built by the Ottomans and dates from the eighteenth century. It was built on the site of earlier Roman, Byzantine...
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The Church of the Emperor Constantine

This church is located near to the Skull tower. It is situated in a very pleasant park which was filled with people enoying the slightly cooler evening temperatures when we visited. This building is...
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The Skull Tower

Serbia was under Ottoman rule for around four hundred years and the Serbs rose up against the Ottomans to try and gain their independence on several occasions. At the Battle of Cegar in 1809 the Serbs...
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