Nis is the second largest city in Serbia proper (excluding Vojvodina and the disputed territory of Kosovo). It is located in the south of the country on the main land routes connecting Belgrade to Bulgaria and Macedonia, and by extension Greece and Turkey.
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Constantine the Great International Airport is located in Nis. Currently it is expected that the only international flights will start in December between Nis and Montenegro (Podgorica) and to Zürich as well. There will also be flights to Tivat, Forli (Italy) and Moscow from December onwards. There are seasonal (summer only) flights to Antalya.
Niš can be reached southbound from Belgrade on the E75/Serbia Route 1 (Serbia's main north-south thoroughfare). Just take the E80 eastward about 225 kilometres south of Belgrade. It's hard to miss Nis if you are driving in the region. Driving from Thessaloniki to Budapest will take you on the E75/Serbia Route 1.
For most Serbs the preferred method of transportation is the bus. It is usually less expensive, faster and more dependable than train travel. The trade-off is in the area of comfort. But Serbia, being a fairly small country, can be traversed by bus in a matter of hours.
It is not advisable to drive around Niš. Parking can be very difficult. You'll notice people parking on the sidewalk routinely. A tourist would likely find this unpalatable.
Niš is covered by an extensive bus system.
Downtown Nis is fairly compact and very walkable. However, most tourist sites are spread out in the suburbs or outside of the city. The exception being the Turkish Fortress which is located just to the north of the main square across the Nišava River.
Nis is a great place for a foodie. Just ask a local and they'll tell you where to find the best Burek, Cevaps, Shopska Salad and much more.
|B&B Hostel||Zikice Jovanovića Spanca 14||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Downtown Hostel||Kej Kola srpskih sestara 3/2||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Kosmopolit||Anastasa Jovanovica 15||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Marvel||12. Srpske brigade 2||Hostel||-|
|Hostel Nis||Dobrička 3a||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Ambasador - Nis||Trg Kralja Milana bb, Trg Kralja Milana bb,||Hotel||-|
|Nais Hotel||Autoput Beograd-Nis, BB Autoput Beograd-Nis, BB||Hotel||-|
|Ozren Hotel Nis||Trg Republike bb, Niska Spa Trg Republike bb, Niska Spa||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Regent Club||Obrenoviceva 10 Obrenoviceva 10||HOTEL||-|
|The Garden||Vojislava Ilica 12||Hostel||-|
|Veneda Hotel - Nis||Patrisa Lumumbe bb||HOTEL||-|
|Happy Hostel||Kej kola srpskih sestara 17a/8||HOSTEL||93|
|Majesty-Nis||Cvijiceva 27, 18000 Nis, Serbia Cvijiceva 27, 18000 Nis, Serbia||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Majesty Apartments||Cvijiceva 27||Hotel||-|
|Good Night Accommodation||Bulevar 12 Februar 69a||Hotel||-|
|Art Hostel Nis||Hajduk Veljkova 23a||HOSTEL||-|
|Elegance-Nis||Vojvode Tankosica 28||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|The Only One Apartment||Svetosavska 7||APARTMENT||-|
|Villa Zone||Vojvode Stepe 8||APARTMENT||-|
|Prenociste Zone||Vojvode Stepe 8||Guesthouse||-|
|Easy Hostel||Prvomajska 4a||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Sponsor||Generala Milojka Lesjanina 18b||HOSTEL||-|
|Penthouse Accommodation||10 Obrenoviceva||APARTMENT||-|
|Aurora Hostel Nis||Dr Petra Vucinica 16||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Vidikovac - Nis||Mokranjceva 70||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Sole - Nis||Kralja Stefana Prvovencanog 11||HOTEL||-|
|Sweet Hostel Nis||Milorada Veljkovica Spaje 11/4||HOSTEL||-|
|The Only One Suites||Sedmog Jula 5a||Apartment||-|
|Vila Prica||Vidoja Jovanovica 67||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel Marvel||12 Srpske brigade 2||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Extra Lion Md||Knjazevacka 28a||Hotel||-|
|Day 'n' night||Bozidarceva 9||HOSTEL||-|
Serbia is very well covered with broad band internet. It is widely available in urban areas. Almost every cafe or restaurant has an wi-fi connection which is free for guests. Also there are public hot spots in major cities in some areas which are free of charge as well. There are 3G USB sticks at mobile operators which are easy to use and inexpensive to purchase.
See also: International Telephone Calls
International dial code for Serbia is +381. Emergency phone numbers are 192 (police), 193 (fire department) and 194 (ambulance). There are three mobile operators in Serbia:
1. Telenor - 063, 062
2. Telekom MTS (National telecom) - 064, 065
3. VIP (Vodafone) - 060, 061
Prepaid SIM cards usually cost 200 dinars and there is no need for identification when buying them. In some stores you can buy a simple mobile phone packaged with prepaid SIM card for 2000-3000 dinars.
Serbia has a postal service since 1840 and it was one of 21 countries which founded the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in Bern. Serbia Post is today a public, state owned company with post offices in almost every village. Postal service is pretty good and reliable. In smaller towns work hours of post offices can vary so don't count on long working hours even on non-weekend days. For sending packages you can also use companies like UPS, TNT or DHL.
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