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Thermal Resorts

In Turkey, there are about 1000 thermal springs scattered throughout western Anatolia. Additional Information: see Tourist Information Office. Thermal spas with facilities for therapeutic treatments are as follows :

Bursa - 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, (47-78C), and are suitable for both drinking and bathing cures. Benefical for rheumatic, gynecologic and dermatoligic diseases and for the metabolism. A wide range of accommodations in 1st to 4th class hotels is available, as is medical supervision.

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 (33-56C, radioactive) and are suitable for drinking and bathing, benefitting heart and circulatory complaints as well as digestive, gall bladder, rheumatic and kidney diseases.

Eskisehir - Sakar : It is 33 km. north of Eskisehir near the town of Saricakaya. The waters (35C) contain sodium, magnesium and bicarbonate, benefitting the skin, complaints of sciatica, rheumatism and kidney stones.
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, sodiumchloride, bromide and fluoride. It has beneficial effects on arthritis, sciatica, disc hernia, neuritis, neuralgia, lumbago, osteoathrosis and 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, 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 modern complex in the area.

Izmir - Balcova : It is 10 km west of Izmir with a 400-bed capacity and has 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 benefitting sciatica, gynecologic, nervous disorders plus ,in testinal and urinary problems.

Balikesir - Gonen : Situated to north of Balikesir, it has a treatment center with a 381 bed capacity. Thermal waters contain sulphur, chloride, sodium, hydrocarbonate and carbondioxide (52C). Suitable for both drinking and bathing cures, the waters are beneficial for dermatologic, liver, rheumatic, urinary and nervous complaints.

Afyon - Hudayi : Southwest of Sandikli (10 km) in Afyon province, there is a small treatment center with a 100-bed capacity. Waters contain sulphur, hydrocarbonate, sodium, calcium, carbondioxide, bromide and fluoride(60-70C, radioactive) and are good for drinking and bathing, benefiting rheumatic, skin, gynecologic and digestive complaints.

Bolu : It is 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.

Balcova, Izmir

Balcova, Izmir
Konya - Ilgin : Situated northwest of Konya with basic accommodation available but having an excellent treatment center. Waters contain hydrocarbonate, calcium, sodium and carbondioxide (42C, radioactive), and are beneficial for rheumatic, dermatologic, gynecologic, urinary, circulatory and heart diseases, and also for glandular and digestive complaints.

Cesme, Izmir
Izmir - Cesme : The Bay of Ilica and Sifne (7km east of Cesme) have accommodation available in every category and class with a total capacity of 2000 beds. Waters contain chloride, sodium, magnesium, fluoride (42-55C), and are suitable for drinking and bathing cures, benefiting dermatologic, gynecologic and urinary complaints as well as the metabolism.

Ankara - Kizilcahamam : It is 86 km from Ankara, 975 m above sea level. The waters (37-47C) contain sodium, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and chlorine. Good for drinking and bathing benefitting the cures of rheumatism neuralgia, gynecologic and digestive disorders.

Canakkale - Kestanbol : Located 15km into Ezine country, 2 km from the Sea of Marmara. The waters of the various springt range between 21C and , 67 C containing chloride, sodium, iron,carbondioxide and calcium. At the thermal springs, beneficial bath cures, mud-bath cures, steam and geyser-cures are available.
Kutahya - Harlek (Ilicakoy) : 27 km from the city. The waters are warm between 25C and 43C, containing bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium and magnesium. The drinking and bathing waters can be beneficial for sufferers of rheumatism, hepatitis, bladder, skin and metabolic disorders.

Yalova : These thermal springs are situated 11 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 controls cholesterol and lipid levels.

Mugla - Sultaniye : A sunken area in Koycegiz county, with warm waters between 25C and 43C, 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 convalescents.

Sultaniye, Mugla

Oylat, Bursa
Bursa - Oylat : Approximately 27 km south in Inegol country, the water is very warm; the steam bath is heated to 40C, and the spring waters are 10C. The waters contain sulphur, bicarbonate, calcium, hyrdrogen,ions and iron. With diuretic properties, the drinking and bath cures have a relaxing and sedative effect. There are two hotels and four motels.
Yesilyayla, Bursa

Balikli Cermik, Sivas
Sivas - Balikli (yilanli) Cermik : This interesting spa is situated 12 km northeast of Kangal in the province of Sivas. The waters (350C) contain bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium. In the baths are many small fish (2-10 cms) and these play an important part in the cure of psoriasis. The waters are also beneficial for rheumatism, skindiseases, arterial sclerosis and gynecologic complaints. There are motels, restaurants and camping facilities as well as shops for provisions.
Balikli Cermik, Sivas


This site prepared by Tayfun Kalyoncu on 28.02.1997 and last updated on 01.05.1999.
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