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Nis (Niš/Ниш) is third largest city in Serbia and one of the oldest cities in Balkans.
It was given the name Naissus by a Celtic tribe that succumbed to Romans around the time of Christ's birth.
Niš earned its fame as the birthplace of emperor Constantin the Great (306-337). He built Mediana as his summer residence, and its ruins can be visited today. He did much for towns progress, but in 441 Huns took over. Niš was later in the hands of Byzantine and then Slavs from 615, who settled in the area and became the main populace.
Niš has a great geographical position, on the road to Istanbul and Greece. This was often the reason town was passed between states wanting to control the roads. Today it's the reason travelers decide to make a stop here.
It lies on the river Nišava, and on its banks stands nicely preserved Niš Fortress. Many great nature point are located not far from town. There's couple of gorges, spas, and a cave nearby.