2 PERFECT DAYs IN NIS - Mondorama
THE SORROW FOR THE SOUTH IN THE CITY OF EMPRESS
She gave birth to the first Christian emeror .The women credited with finding the relics of True Cross. Invaribaly respresented in Christian iconography. She gave the vail of mystic to Christianity . A signs of salvation for Christianity starts here . . . Nis is the best place where You can feel the spirit and mentality of the South Serbia . The warm mentality of Niš is something that was described in the well-known novels of famous Serbian writers Stevan Sremac and Bora Stanković, and unconditional hospitality recognized by famous travel writers and scientist Felix Philipp Kanitz and Alfon Alphonse de Lamartine. Beside the cultural and historical heritage, authentic here lies into the ethno style of Serbian traditional restaurant with the acoustic music and delicious traditional food
1st day program :
Arriving to Nis in the morning hours. Accommodation in ethno hotel “Duo D” in the center of the city. Walking tour through the old center with professional local English speaking guide. The tour starts from the authentic cobble street known as “Kazandzijsko sokace” and continuous to archeological and national museum with the display of archeological treasure from the Neolilithic to the Middle Age, 19th century villa of family Stambolijski, bust of Stevan Sremac and Kalca, the fortress of Nis (hamam, lapidarium, Pasha's residence, ancient Roman street on the way Via Militaris, the bust of king Milan Obrenovic, amphitheatre ). The tour continuous through the street of Karadjordje to he first gymnasium in Niš and to the theater. Continues by bus towards the necropolis and the martyrium of Jagodina Mala, well known from 4th century as main spiritual center in Naissus. Mosaics preserved only as wall decoration in the tombs (frescoes with the Monogram of Jesus Christ with the apocalyptic symbols of ά and ώ). Bus tour continuous through boulevard of St. Konstantin with the view to one of the biggest churches on Balkan dedicated to Konstantin and Jelena. Arriving at the archeological site of “Mediana” and the first Christian baptisterium in Europe. This was the summer residence of Emperor Konstantin dedicated to his mother Jelena. As he was born in Naissus and spent first 12 years here, the big influence of Christian spirit of his mother was strong enough to force Konstantin to declare Christianity as equal as other religion in the Empire in the Edict in 313 AD. It is believed that during the Jelena‛s visit of Jerusalem, she founded the True Cross and Jesus Wedge, and following to the legend Jelena sent the wedge to Europe in Nis to her son Konstantin. The tour leads to Spa of Niška Banja (the third most popular spa in Serbia), the early Christian tomb, villas and park. Free time for individual activities. In the evening hours - dinner in the traditional restaurant “Nislijska mehana” by the river side, in the enchantment environment with the traditional delicious food and acoustic southern sounds of old songs. Overnight in hotel.
2nd day program
Breakfast. Half-day tour by bus to the Sićevo gorge – protected as the area of exceptional biological diversity and the site or dwelling place of a great number of endemic and rare plant and animal species, as a remarkable example of the occurrence and interaction of geological, geomorphologic and hydrological phenomena, and as the landscape of prominent features of natural beauty. Sićevo canyon is a part of a prehistoric and major natural route which has been connecting Europe and Asia from the ancient times. Tour continue to the monastery of St.Paraskeva and the Virgin Mary from 17th century. At the way back to Niš – lunch break at traditional house restaurant “Kod Čiče”. Arrival in Niš in the late afternoon houres. The end of the tour
“My wish was only to save the picture of life in Niš from the veil of forgetfulness
- the spent day dedicated to St. Georgie, the way how women felt in love, got married and got the childs ...otherwise all these days the river of Nišava to Morava, Morava to Danube ...and Danube to irrecoverable ...and tthese moments will never come back again , just like the yough” Stevan Sremac”
Informations: The sightseeing tour is leaded by local tourist guide ( English speaking) .. Excursions which include visits to archeological sites, long sections on foot or hiking may not be suitable for passengers with disabilities or walking difficulties. Passengers are requested to wear appropriate clothing for visits to religious sites. - Excursion itinerary and price may be subject to change.
Mediana will be closed till September 2013.
ABOUT THE TRAVEL AGENCY
“MONDORAMA” is one of the first private tourist agencies in Niš. Founded in 1992. by. In the past 18 years the agency had a continues growth and it became well known and respected by both colleagues and the clients.
We can highlight the most important from our agency's field of work:
- Trips organization, summer/winter holidays with the bus/airplane transport
- Airplane-transport, reservations, ticketing for every world's major airplane company
- Organization of charter flights from airports in Belgrade and Niš for the tourist destinations in Greece, North Africa, Turkey, Tunis, Egypt, Bulgaria
- Organization of expert congress, seminars and lecturing in the most attractive locations for the experts of different profiles, which made us one of the top agencies in the field of congress tourism.
Adress: Dusanov Bazar lok 216
Tel: +381 18 257 109, 257 115, 512 112
Web site: www.mondorama.rs