Niš, thanks to its strategic location at the crossroads of the East and the West, has always been a coveted stronghold for powerful rulers. Originally called Naissus by the Celts – the city of nymphs – it belies its identity as a formidable military fortress.
Under the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great, Niš reached the pinnacle of its strength and splendour, becoming a vital administrative and trading hub for the Roman Empire. Niš is an ideal destination for history enthusiasts, with traces of its rich past visible around every corner. The friendly and hospitable locals are happy to share fascinating historical details with visitors.
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