In the third century, BC New Nisa was the capital of Parthia and the Old Nisa fortress was a majestic living arrangement around then.
Old Nisa was where castle and temple structures were concentrated. Along with treasury, immense wine distribution centre and storerooms with various stocks were found. The fortified walls were 8-9 m thick in their base and were reinforced with 43 rectangular towers.
In the period when Parthian Empire was a force to be reckoned with, Old Nisa was called as Mitridatkert after the name of ruler Mitridate I (171-138 BC) who ordered to construct this city.
The Parthian Empire ceased to exist in 225 and Artashir, the previous Arsacid representative, established another state administered by Sassanid dynasty. With the reason to expunge from the general population's memory everything that was associated with the Parthian rulers, he requested to demolish Old Nisa. The Arsacid entailed estate was pillaged and transformed into ruins. The life there was re-established just a few centuries later when Nisa turned into a piece of the Arab Caliphate.
These days the previous magnificence of Mitridatokert can be found in the archaeologists' finds – lovely ivory horn-like pots (rythons), one of a kind records of the II-I centuries BC, composed with a brush on potsherd pieces, astonishing models made of white marble et cetera.
Vieux Nice is an extraordinary place to discover by walking. The city's oldest neighbourhood is a series of beguiling squares and boulevards, brimming with yellow and red houses with green shutters. Its numerous bistros, eateries and shops guarantee a vivacious environment until late into the night. Take an early morning to browse through the pleasant market of Cours Saleya.
This was at one time the most preferred walking spot for British nobles, and today it is a fashionable gathering place for beach lovers and sports fans: in a century and a large portion of the well known Promenade des Anglais hasn't lost any of its allure. Convertibles voyage along the roads fixed with palm trees, and walkers appreciate the view of the most wonderful narrows on the Côte d'Azur.
The inhabitants allude to the Promenade des Anglais as 'La Prom'. The 8-kilometre-long road is a most loved spot for joggers, roller-bladers and cyclists. People on foot settle on the numerous seats under the white pergolas: a wonderful place to watch the huge cruise that sails through the purplish blue waters of Baie des Anges.
The fortress at Nisa was declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007. In addition to the historical backdrops of the region, the place has a whole lot of conventional markets. Call us or visit our websites to learn more about Nisa and to book your tour now.