The Spa of Niš
The Spa of Niš is part of the City of Niš as its municipality from 2000. year. There are more than 15000 inhabitants living here, in main settlement and surrounding areas. It represent smallest part of the city, and is a great tourist place for weekend vacation, sports or for medicine tourism. This is where to go if in need of spa treatment or relaxing, extreme sports activities. It is pearl of Niš, but south and east Serbia too.
As sports tourism story you can do yourself a pleasure with activities in climbing, paragliding, or motocross. Or if you like other stuff, enjoy horse riding, tennis, football, handball, basketball or some other team sports. Above the Spa of Niš is hill Koritnjak (Koritnik) and his. Hikers and paragliding fans are using it for enjoyment for professionals and amateur. On this place was World Cup in paragliding of 2017. Also, local paragliding club members here practice on this spot. Distance of Koritnjak (Koritnik) is about 15km from city of Niš and 4 km from Spa of Niš center. Koritnjak (Koritnik) is 550 m high. Here you can enjoy paragliding experience every day.
About medicine tourism in the spa. Spa of Nis is well known place for relax and health care in the sphere of high blood pressure (hypertension), cardiovascular problems, respiratory problems. Here are also cured metabolic problems, rheumatic problems, and cured with Balneotherapy. Institute of Spa of Nis is part of Medical Faculty of Niš.
History of Spa of Nis
Mineral springs of Spa of Niš were used in ancient times. Ancient Romans used it, the citizens of Naissus and Mediana, which is not the case with the later inhabitants of area of city of Nis. The oldest data on the healing springs spa date from year 362 of this century. Romans were masters at building a spa. In ancient Roman time the whole area of the current park was under the villas, among them. Trap, and now, after so many centuries, well served. Spa of Niš in the V century devastated Atila and the Huns. Turkish Sultan Suleiman when conquering this parts mention the Spa of Niš in 1521.
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