Niska Banja, Serbia, is a famed spa town and health destination in southern Serbia. Banja in Serbian means spa, and Niska Banja does not disappoint in this regard. The spa town is renowned for its mildly radioactive natural spas, which are said to cure various heart problems and even aid other health concerns such as cellulite. The town is also said to have good-quality air, which can assist in improving other health conditions too.
Niska Banja is located just nine kilometres outside of Serbia's third-largest city, Niš. Getting to and from Niska Banja is easy; several buses run daily from Niš, which is also well connected. Niš is a major transport hub, and buses and trains connect Niš with not only other Serbian cities but also with other major European cities, such as Sofia in Bulgaria and even onto Istanbul, Turkey.
Most tourists visit Niska Banja for the famed health benefits of its spas. These spas are usually set in beautiful parks adored with cafes, making for a pretty afternoon stroll. Aside from spas, Niska Banja offers travelers some of Serbia's most delicious food. It is said that the burek (a type of filled pastry) in Niška Banja is the best in Serbia -- try it in meat, cheese, or pizza form. The rekija, a fruit-based brandy, is also superb.
Hostels in Niska Banja, Serbia, are few and far between, as it is more of a hotel town. However, there are some Niska Banja, Serbia hostels in the centre of town, but these tend to be more expensive and less sociable than those found just nine kilometres away in Niš. There are many hostels in Niš, centred around the old town close to the medieval fortress, that are definitely worth a stay, and what's more, getting to and from Niska Banja is easy, fast, and cheap.
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