Niška Banja represents a great opportunity to experience professional spa treatments for a relatively low price, courtesy of the mineral springs and their naturally hot water. The 'banja' (spa) has been developed into a rehabilitation centre, accommodation and wellness centre. The former actually deals with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of cardiovascular and rheumatic ailments. Visitors to the institute have the access to the pool, pearl-bath, electrotherapy treatments, massage, mud therapy and a gym.
The accommodation, although looking a bit dated now, does offer a lot in the way of comfort. You won't be stuck for space or options either; 560 beds are spread over three very well equipped hotels (Radon, Terme and Zelengora) including luxury suites, saunas, conference facilities and a beauty centre with an anti-cellulite program, nice.
In the wellness centre the tempting options include every kind of luxury imaginable, from sauna and jacuzzi to aromatic bath and something called 'velvet bed', which we think we like the sound of.
Before all that relaxation though there has to be some exertion; there are facilities for tennis, basketball, handball, football and even paragliding. It seems you should probably leave Niška Banja until the end of your time in Niš, given the inevitable difficulty in leaving the place.
Situated 10km from Niš and 14km from the airport.
Tel / Fax(+381) 18 50 20 46 / (+381) 18 45 48 415
Price/Additional Info277 rooms (singles €35, doubles and triples €30, suites €47, presidential suite €62).
Prices include VAT, three meals and a whole host of medical treatments and other services. Check their website for details.