In Turkey, there are about 1,000
thermal springs scattered throughout western Anatolia. Itís a good chance
to supply the mineral of your body from these unique spas. We strongly
advise the people living in the country where there isnít enough day light
for their bones. Deren Koray Tourism has a special thermal spring
packages for you. Please contact us for the further info!
Therapeutic treatments are as follows
Bursa Ė Cekirge
Most of the thermal springs, in both
modem and historical settings, are in the district of Cekirge. The waters
contain bicarbonate, sulphur, sodium, calcium and magnesium, (47C to 78C),
and are suitable for both drinking and bathing cures. Benefical for rheumatic,
gynecologic and dermatological diseases and for the metabolism. A wide
range of accommodations in 1st to 4th class hotels is available, as is
Denizli - Pamukkale and Karahayit
North of Denizli (20 km) with accommodations
of 500-total bed capacity. Thermal waters contain hydrocarbonate, sulphur,
calcium, carbondioxide and iron (33-56 C, radioactive) and are suitable
for drinking and bathing, benefiting heart and circulatory complaints as
well as digestive, gall bladder, rheumatic and kidney diseases.
Izmir - Balcova
10 km west of lzmir with a 400-bed
capacity and the largest indoor thermal pool in Turkey. Ege University
recognizes the value of these hot springs and has built a treatment center
nearby. The water (62C) is suitable for drinking and bathing benefiting
sciatica, gynecologic, nervous disorders plus intestinal and urinary problems.
Izmir - Cesme
The Bay of Ilica and Sifne (7 km
east of Cesme) have accommodations in every category and class with a total
capacity of 2,000 beds. Waters contain chloride, sodium, magnesium, fluoride
(42-55C), and are suitable for drinking and bathing cures, benefiting dermatological,
gynecologic and urinary complaints as well as the metabolism.
These thermal springs are situated
II km southwest of Yalova with a bed capacity of 600- 800 in hotels and
guest houses. The thermal waters contain sulphur, sodium and calcium (55-60C)
and are suitable for drinking and bathing cures. Beneficial for rheumatic,
gynecologic, urinary and nervous complaints and controlling cholesterol
and lipid levels.
Afyon - Orucoglu
Orucoglu Thermal Center is 14 kilometers
from Afyon. The temperature of the spring water is 49C. The water is rich
in carbon dioxide, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, bromide and fluoride.
It has beneficial effects on arthritis, sciatica, disc hernia, neuritis,
neuralgia, lumbago, osteoathrosis and is also beneficial after orthopedic
surgery, and various other surgical treatments such as post-operative therapy.
It can also be used in the rehabilitation of spastic children and polio
patients with mental retardation. Patients with skin ailments like psoriasis,
feeding problems, stomach, intestine and gall bladder, kidney, urinary
tract and gynecologic disorders, and muscle and nerve fatigue also benefit
from it. It is good for balancing the iron ratio, and has rehabilitation
value in the treatment of hemiplegia. There is a modem complex in the area
Afyon - Hudayi
Southwest of Sandikli (10 km) in
Afyon province, there is a small treatment center with a 264-bed capacity.
Waters contain sulphur, hydrocarbonate, sodium, calcium, carbon-dioxide,
bromide and fluoride (75-80C, radioactive) and are good for drinking and
bathing and benefit rheumatic, skin, gynecologic, and digestive complaints.
Balikesir - Gönen
Situated to north of Balikesir, it
has a treatment center with a 381-bed capacity. Thermal waters contain
sulphur, chloride, sodium, hydrocarbonate and carbondioxide (52'C). Suitable
for both drinking and bathing cures, the waters are beneficial for dermatological,
liver, rheumatic, urinary and nervous complaints.
On the Ankara - Istanbul highway,
4 km south of Bolu with a 250-bed capacity. Waters (44C) contain calcium,
magnesium, sulphur, bicarbonate and benefit the cures of rheumatism, neuralgia,
sciatica and gynecologic, liver and kidney diseases.
Bursa - Oylat
Approximately 27 km south in Inegol
county, the water is very warm; the steam bath is heated to 40C, and the
spring waters are 10C. The waters contain sulphur, bicarbonate, calcium,
hydrogen ions and iron. With diuretic properties, the drinking and bath
cures have a relaxing and sedative effect. There are two hotels and four
Sivas - Balikli (Yilanli) Cermik
This interesting spa is situated
17 km northeast of Kangal in the province of Sivas. The waters (35C) contain
bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium. In the baths are many small fish (2-10
cm) and these play an important role in the cure of psoriasis. The waters
are also beneficial for rheumatism, skin diseases, arterial sclerosis and
gynecologic complaints. There are motels, restaurants and camping facilities
as well as shops for provisions.
Canakkale - Kestanbol
Located 15 km into Ezine county,
2 km from the Sea of Marmara. The waters of the various springs range between
21C and 67C, containing chloride, sodium, iron carbon-dioxide and calcium.
At the thermal springs, beneficial bath cures, mud-bath cures, steam and
geyser cures are available.
Ankara - Kizilcahamam
It is 86 km from Ankara at 975 m
above sea level. The waters (37'-47'C) contain sodium, calcium, magnesium,
bicarbonate and chlorine. Good for drinking and bathing as well as it cures
the rheumatism, neuralgia, gynecologic and digestive disorders.
Mugla - Sultaniye
A sunken area in Koycegiz county,
with warm waters between 32' C and 42' C, containing chloride, sodium,
hydrogen sulfide and bromide. Both the drinking and the bathing waters
have a relaxing, and beneficial effect on sufferers of rheumatism, skin
and blood disorders, heart ailments, bronchitis, nervous complaints, kidney
and urinary complaints, metabolic disorders, and for elderly patients and
Kütahya - Harlek (IIicakoy)
27 km from the city. The waters are
warm between 25'C and 43'C, containing bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium and
magnesium. The drinking and bathing waters can be beneficial for sufferers
of rheumatism, hepatitis, bladder, skin and metabolic disorders.
Konya - llgin
Situated northwest of Konya with
basic accommodations available but having an excellent treatment center.
Waters contain hydrocarbonate, calcium, sodium and carbon-dioxide (42'C,
radioactive), and are beneficial for rheumatic, dermatologic, gynecologic,
urinary, circulatory and heart diseases, and also for glandular and digestive
Eskisehir - Sakar
33 km. north of Eskisehir near the
town of Saricakaya. The waters (35'C) contain sodium, magnesium and bicarbonate,
benefiting the skin, complaints of sciatica, rheumatism and kidney stones.
For the package tours about those
thermal springs above, please refer our package tours
page and discover the health coming from underground