Friday, June 18, 2010

Niska spa – southern Serbia treasure

Belgrade, June, 12. 2010. (Serbia Today)  Niska spa is situated at the foot of Koritnik, a part of Suva Planina mountain which towers 248 m above the sea level. The tourist center is placed in the southeast of Serbia, close to the Nis-Sofija main road. It is 10 km away from Nis and 250 km away from Belgrade. Natural features of the spa are: mild continental climate, thermal and mineral water, natural and mineral mud. Mineral water from 5 springs "Glavno vrelo", "Suva Banja", "Skolska cesma", "Banjica" and "Pasjaca" are all so-called soil-alkaline homeothermes (36-38°C), mildly mineralized with 56 liters per second capacity. Nis Spa has 3 facilities "Radon", "Zelengora" and "Terme" with state-of-the-art medical equipment used for rheumatic and cardiovascular diseases diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation and for orthopedic surgery treatments. Medical and tourist facilities are situated in a 5 hectare park. Close to Nis Spa is park-forest Kosutnjak, with running tracks. Nis spa is an ideal place for training and competitions in team sports, as it has soccer, futsal, handball and tennis courts, a racecourse and a  rifle range. There are also a library, art gallery and outdoor stage, which has hosted many events within "Kulturno leto u Niškoj Banji" festival. If   you come to Niska spa you must visit the City of Nis, cultural and historical center of southern Serbia. Monuments include: Mediana, Cele-kula, 18th century Nis Fortress, Cegar, Memorial Museum and WWII camp "Crveni krst". Sicevacka Gorge - the attractive canyon of the Nisava River with its rare flora and fauna, Jelasinacka Gorge, a special nature preserve, Bojanine vode and Kamenicki vis.

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