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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
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Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress
"The Belogradchik massif is a group of strange shaped sandstone and conglomerate rock formations located on the slopes of the western Balkan Mountains. The rocks vary in color from primarily red to yellow and some of the rocks reach up to 200 meters in height. Many of the rocks represent fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. They are often named after people or objects they are thought to resemble. The Belogradchik Rocks have been the Romans built roads across the new provinces of the empire on the Balkan peninsula as well as some fortresses to guard them. The mission of Belogradchik Fortress was to control the road from the town of Ratsiaria (nearby today’s village of Archar in the region of Vidin). The Romans constructed the highest part of the fortress called The Citadel. This one-day tour allows you to witness one of the nature wanders of Europe and learn more about the history and culture of the picturesque Northwest Bulgaria.Itinerary: This tour starts from your hotel. After a 3-hour transfe
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Buses

We traveled from Belgrade to Nis by bus - Nis Express. The journey took around three hours. It was fairly comfortable, maybe slightly cramped. There was no toilet on the bus. We stopped at one service...
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Explore Nis on foot

With more than 250.000 inhabitants Nis is already one of the biggest cities in Serbia. Nevertheless, most touristic sights are situated in and around the compact city centre, where many streets are...
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HORSCHECK
Nov 14, 2009

Explore Nis by bus

In general Nis is a very walkable city. However, if you have a lot of luggage you might want to take a bus from the train station to the city centre.For our sidetrip to Niska Banja we used the local...
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HORSCHECK
Nov 14, 2009

To Nis by train

We arrived in Nis by direct train from Sofia in Bulgaria. The trip took just less than 4 hours and cost about 11 Euro, including a seat reservation.We left Nis by train to Belgrade, which also took 4...
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HORSCHECK
Nov 14, 2009

By Bus

Moved on from Niš to Skopje by bus. Large and busy bus station just out of the town centre, Bulevar 12 Februar is the address, easy enough to buy a ticket, be ready to write down the depstination and...
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bonio
Jun 07, 2009

City Buses

No trip to Nis should be completed without taking a ride on the city's buses. They're rather antiquated, but its a lot of fun given that they feel like a return to pre-1990 Eastern Europe (like many...
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mikey_e
Jul 01, 2007
 
 
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Railway hub

For a trip from Sofia to Montenegro's coast, Nis is the ideal connection. The train from Sofia, even with a two hour delay is in a position to connect to the night train from Nis to Bar, Montenegro....
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Assenczo
Jan 31, 2007

An unusual way to travel :)

These cuties can be seen inside the fortress only, though they used to run trroughout the town. Now they mostly transport kids, but anyone is welcome for a ride! The price is, expectedly, ridiculous...
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anna-m
Oct 14, 2004

...and while you are there

As it is not a big place, Nis is best seen on foot. Still, if you are bothered to walk, there are regular busses that connect major parts of the city. They are inexpensive, but can be crowded at...
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anna-m
Aug 09, 2004

How to get there

This picture shows the distance between Nis and other major cities of the region, and should give you a vague idea about where Nis actually is- in case you didn't have one :)You can reach it by road...
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anna-m
Aug 09, 2004

Local bus

used the local bus service to travel around Niš, buy your ticket from the conductor on board, cost 30 dinars (5/2009).
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bonio
Jun 10, 2009

By Train

A 4 hour trip from Belgrade on an old, slow but fairly comfortable train.Station about a 15 minute walk to the centre. Plenty of buses or taxis available though. See website for timetables.
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bonio
Jun 06, 2009

ride :)

If you're inside the fortress, you can rent this funny vehicle - it's a lot of fun!! And it's quite cheap!
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Aurorae
May 29, 2004

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Kej 29 Decembar bb, Nis, 18000, Serbia
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Svetolika Rankovica 51, Nis, 18000, Serbia
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Njegoseva 81 A, Nis, 18000, Serbia
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Patrisa Lumumbe bb, Nis, 18000, Serbia
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Trg Kralja Milana bb, Nis, 18000, Serbia
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Vojislava Ilica 12, Nis, 18000, Serbia
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Top Things to Do in Nis

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The Fortress

Probably the main sight in Nis, is the fortress (Tvrdava). The current fortifications are of Turkish origin and were built in the early 18th century, although the history of a fortress on this site...
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Skull Tower

If there is one thing that might make a person consider visiting Nis it is the Skull Tower. This piece of macabre architecture has been there since the 19th century after an unsuccessful revolt by the...
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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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Events and festivals

This is an amphitheatre inside the fortress which we call "summer stage'". As you can see, it is an open-air spot, and that is where all the fun happens in summer months- concerts, movie projections,...
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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 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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Aurorae

"N I Š"
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HORSCHECK

"Nis - Serbian metropolis on the Balkan trade roads"
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anna-m

"Home is where the heart is"
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mikey_e

"A Foray into Serbia"
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"GRAD NIS"
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