Thermal and SPA


Turkey with its rich and curative mineral waters is the paradise of thermal springs and welcomes the ones seeking for good health with its high quality facilities.. 

Most are in the Marmara and Aegean regions and because of their proximity to popular travel destinations such as Istanbul, Izmir, Pamukkale and Marmaris, public transport is easy. Many of Turkey's historical places developed because of their springs, like the ancient city of Hieropolis which was built upon the rich mineral springs of Pamukkale, and the ancient Lydian city of Kaunos, whose people took baths in the rich mineral mud of Lake Koycegiz. 

ADANA Haruniye Thermal Resort 

Location: On the banks of the Ceyhan river, north of Haruniye near Bahce. 

Transportation: 22km from Haruniye and around 150km east of Adana.

Water temperature: 33°C 

pH value: 6.1 

Physical and chemical properties: Contains a mixture of bicarbonate, calcium, magnesium, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide. 

Recommended applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Effective in treating rheumatism, gynaecological disorders, skin conditions, nervous and eating disorders, liver, gall bladder, stomach and intestinal disorders. 

Accommodation: The thermal facility (115 rooms, 150 beds)

AFYON Ömer and Gecek Thermal Resort

Location: North-west of Afyon, on the highway to Kutahya. 

Transport: 15 km from Afyon. The nearest airport is in Isparta, 150 km south. 

Water temperature: Between 51° - 98° C. 

pH value: 6.5 - 7.3 

Physical and chemical properties: Chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium, iron (4.9 mg/l), arsenic (l/15 mg/l.), carbon dioxide (423.1 mg/l.), metaboric acid (24.7 mg/l.), fluoride (4.32 mg/l.) and boron (10 mg/l.). 

Recommended applications: Drinking, bathing and inhaling. 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, skin conditions, cardiovascular and digestive disorders, calcium deposits and aching joints, liver and gall bladder problems, eating and nervous disorders, gynaecological disorders. 

Accommodation: Orucoglu Thermal Resort (4 star) - 428 beds. Omer Thermal Resort - 315 beds. Gecek Resort - 130 beds. 

Gazli göl Thermal Resort

Location: 22km north of Afyon, on the highway to Eskisehir highway near Demiryolu. Transportation: The nearest airport is in Isparta, 150 km south. 

Water temperature: Between 40° - 71° C. 

pH value: 6 - 7.5 

Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, sodium, hydrogen sulfide (3.75 mg/l.) and carbon dioxide (360 mg/l.), and metaboric acid (47.79 mg/l). Classified as hyperthermal (64°C) and hypertonic. br> 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, cardiovascular disorders, kidney and urinary tract conditions, liver-gall bladder dysfunction, disorders of digestive system and poor metabolism, calcium deposits and skin conditions. 

Accommodation: Gazligol Thermal Facilities - 240 beds. 

Hüdayi Thermal Resort

Location: 66km south-west of Afyon, 7km south-west of Sandikli. 

Transport: Buses from Afyon. Nearest airport is Isparta, 150km south. 

Water temperature: 70°C 

pH value: 6.3 - 6.9 

Physical and chemical properties: Sodium, calcium, sulphur, bicarbonate, fluoride and carbon dioxide, and is radioactive. 

Helps to heal: Rheumatic ailments, aches and cramps, cardiovascular disorders, calcium deposits and aching joints, mental and muscular fatigue, nervous disorders and gynaecological disorders. Accommodation: Kaplica Hotel - 64 beds. Yeni Thermal Hotel - 264 beds.

ANKARA Kizilcahamam Tourist Thermal Spring

Location: Kizilcahamam, 80km north of Ankara. 

Water temperature: Buyuk Thermal Spring - 47°C; Kucuk Thermal Spring - 44°C; Kizilcahamam - 19.5°C; Acisu - 34°C; Sey Hamami - 43°C; Acisu Spring - 37°C. 

pH value: Buyuk Thermal Spring - 7.06; Kucuk Thermal Spring - 7.45; Kizilcahamam - 6.62; Acisu Thermal Spring - 6.20; Sey Hamami and Acisu Spring - 6.52. 

Physical and chemical properties: The various springs contain some or all of the following: hyperthermal, hypertonic, isothermal, bicarbonate, sodium, chlorine, arsenic, carbon dioxide, calcium, carbon dioxide. 

Recommended applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Drinking - liver, gall bladder, stomach and intestines, internal and external secretions, and poor metabolism. Bathing - heart, vascular system and rheumatism. 

Accommodation: Belediye Thermal Hotel - 130 beds. Cam Hotel 81 Beds. 

Sey Hamami Tourist Thermal Resort

Location: 2km from Guvem, which is 15km north of Kizilcahamam and around 80km north of Ankara. 

Transport: Guvem is on the highway between Ankara and Cerkes. 

Water temperature: 43°C 

pH value: 6.5 

Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, sodium, calcium, carbon dioxide and fluoride. Recommended applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, joint pain and calcium build-up, stomach and intestinal conditions, poor circulation, nervous disorders, liver and gall bladder conditions and eating disorders. 

Accommodation: 14 rooms and 28 beds in the facility.

BALIKESIR Gönen Thermal Resort 

Location: Next to Gonen Creek, near the town of Gonen, around 80km north west of Balikesir. Water temperature: 52°C 

pH value: 7.36 

Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, sulphur, chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Drinking - liver, gall bladder and kidney ailments. Bathing - rheumatism, infections of the large intestine, hardening of the arteries and neurological and vascular complications. 

Accommodation: Yildiz Hotel - 381 beds. Dermal Hotel - 44 rooms. Park Hotel - 111 beds).

BOLU Karacasu Thermal Resort

Location: 5km from Bolu, in the Western Black Sea region. 

Transport: Bolu is easily connected by road to the rest of the country. Private transport is available from Bolu to the resort. 

Water temperature: 44°C 

pH value: 6.3 

Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium, magnesium, carbon dioxide and fluoride. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, heart conditions and circulatory conditions, gynaecological disorders, kidney and urinary tract conditions, liver and gall bladder disorders and eating disorders. 

Accommodation: Bolu Thermal Hotel and Kucuk Kaplica Hotel.

BURSA Oylat Thermal Resort

Location: 27km south of Inegol, southwest of Bursa. 

Transport: The resort is off the highway between Inegol and Tavsanli. The nearest airport at Yenisehir, near Bursa. 

Water temperature: Oylat Hamami Spring - 40°C. Sizi Suyu Spring - 35.5°C. Goz Suyu Spring - 10°C. 

pH value: Oylat Hamam Spring - 7.26. Sizi Suyu Spring - 7.18. Goz Suyu Spring - 7.04. 

Physical and chemical properties: The various springs contain some, or all of the following: Sulphur, bicarbonate, calcium, ionic hydrogen and iron. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Drinking - diuretic and good for obesity. Bathing - relaxing sedative. 

Accommodation: Buyuk Hotel - 220 beds. Motel - 210 beds. 

Çekirge Thermal Resort 

Location: In the Cekirge area of Bursa, on the eastern side of the city. 

Water temperature: Vakifbahce Spring - 47°C. Karamustafa Spring - 58°C. Kaynarca and Yenikaplica Springs - 77°C. Kukurtlu Hamam Spring - 78°C 

pH value: Vakifbahce Spring - 6.98. Karamustafa Spring - 6.6. Kaynarca and Yenikaplica Springs - 6.78. Kukurtlu Hamam Spring - 6.44 

Physical and chemical properties: The group of springs contain some, or all of the following: hyperthermal, hypertonic, oligometallic and radioactive, bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium, magnesium, sodium and carbon dioxide. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatic ailments, painful disorders of muscular system, chronic gynaecological infections and cramps, blood clots and bronchitis. Combination of bathing and drinking for liver and gall bladder condition, mild gout and diabetes, and obesity. 

Accommodation: Anatolia Hotel - 192 beds. Buyuk Yildiz Hotel - 68 Beds. Hotel Kervansaray - 500 beds. 

Armutlu Thermal Resort 

Location: 2km north of Armutlu, which is around 20km west of Yalova. 

Transportation: Accessible from Bursa, Yalova and Istanbul by road, sea and air. 

Water temperature: 57°C 

pH value: 6.2 - 6.5 

Physical and chemical properties: Sulphur, bicarbonate, chlorine, calcium, sodium and carbon dioxide. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, cardiovascular conditions, gynaecological disorders, mental and muscular fatigue, nervous and eating disorders. 

Accommodation: 2-star hotel.

ÇANAKKALE Kestanbol Thermal Resort 

Location: 15km south of Ezine, which is around 50km south-west of Canakkale. 

Transport: The resort is off the Ezine - Ayvacik highway. Ezine and Canakkale are easily accessible by bus. 

Water temperature: Ana Spring - 67°C. Ikinci Spring - 47°C. Camur Spring - 68°C. Hamam Spring - 31°C. Goz Suyu Spring - 21°C 

pHvalue: AnaSpring-5.92 Ikinci Spring-6.16 Camur Spring-5.86 Hamam Spring-6.92 Goz Suyu Spring - 6.94 #

Physical and chemical properties: The collection of springs contains some or all of the following properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, radioactive, chlorine, sodium, iron, calcium. 

Recommended Applications: Bathing, mud treatments, inhalation and showers. 

Helps to heal: Chronic gynaecological infections, rheumatism, pinched sciatic nerve, calcium deposits, some types of bone tuberculosis, swollen lymph nodes in small children, upper respiratory asthmatic syndrome. Showers can act as an antibiotic for upper respiratory problems and other lung disorders. 

Accommodation: Lodging facility - 100 beds.

DENIZLI Pamukkale Thermal Resort 

Location: In the Aegean region north of Denizli near the historic ruins of Hieropolis. 

Transportation: 20 km from the city centre of Denizli, buses to Pamukkale. 

Water temperature: 33°C - 35.5°C 

pH value: 5.83 - 6.02 

Physical and chemical properties: Thermal, hypertonic, bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium, carbon dioxide. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing Helps to heal: Drinking - digestive system especially stomach, intestines, liver and gall bladder disorders, dyspepsia, diabetes, obesity and gout. Bathing - arthritis, rheumatic ailments like osteoporosis, bronchial asthma, blood pressure, hardening of the arteries and circulation problems. 

Accommodation: Hotels Hierapolis (4-star), Ergur, Colossea, Polat''s and Richmond. 

Karahayi t Thermal Resort 

Location: 20km north of Denizli, and 5km from Pamukkale thermal springs. 

Transportation: Buses and dolmus to Pamukkale. 

Water temperature: 42°C - 56°C 

pH value: 5.98 - 6.26 

Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, sulphur, bicarbonate, calcium, carbon dioxide, 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Similar to waters of Pamukkale. Drinking - digestive system especially the stomach, intestines, liver and gall bladder disorders, dyspepsia, chronic infections of the gall bladder and gall bladder pigmentation and gall stones, diabetes, obesity and gout. Bathing - arthritis, rheumatic ailments like osteoporosis, bronchial asthma, problems maintaining proper blood pressure, hardening of the arteries. Helps maintain a healthy circulatory system. 

Accommodation: Hotels Hierapolis (4-star), Ergur, Colossea, Polat''s and Richmond.

DIYARBAKIRÇermik Thermal Resort 

Location: Just outside Cermik, around 90km west of Diyarbakir in South Eastern Anatolia. 

Water temperature: 48°C 

pH value: 6.3 

Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, chlorine, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and mildly radioactive. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, skin and respiratory conditions, gynaecological disorders, joint pain and calcium build-up. 

Accommodation: Hotel with 100 beds.

ERZURUM Pasinler Thermal Resort

Location: Pasinler, 40km east of Erzurum in Eastern Anatolia. 

Transportation: Transport to Erzurum is easy by bus or air. Pasinler is on the main international highway to the Iranian border. 

Water temperature: 39°C - 45°C 

pH value: 6.5 

Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, chlorine, sodium and carbon dioxide and mildly radioactive. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, mental and muscular fatigue, nervous disorders, joint pain and calcium deposits. 

Accommodation: There are better options in Erzurum

IZMIR Sifne Thermal Resort

Location: 6km east of Cesme, and 80km west of Izmir. 

Transport: Cesme is easily accessible by bus, and the nearest airport is at Izmir. 

Water temperature: Ilica Spring - 42° C. Buyuk Icme Spring - 19° C. Kucuk Icme Spring - 25°C 

pH value: Ilica Spring - 6.76; Buyuk Icme Spring - 6.52; Kucuk Icme Spring - 6.56 

Physical and chemical properties: The various springs contain one or all of the following properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, chlorine, sodium, magnesium 

Recommended Applications: Bathing, drinking and mud treatments 

Helps to heal: Bathing and mud treatments - rheumatic ailments, gynaecological problems and poor metabolism, problems with liver, gall bladder and pancreas. > 

Accommodation: Turban Ilica Hotel -120 Beds. 

Balçova Thermal Resort (Agememnon) 

Location: 10km west of Izmir and west of Balcova, near the historical site of Agememnon. Transport: 25 km from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, and 10km from centre of Izmir. The closest beach is 18 km. 

Water temperature: Spring and well water vary between 45°C -140°C. 

pH value: 6.4 

Physical and chemical properties: Chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium, calcium, carbon dioxide and fluoride. Hyperthermal (62 °C) and Hypertonic (30.68 milimol/l.). 

Helps to heal: Rheumatic ailments, digestive tract, eye ailments, poor metabolism, liver and gall bladder problems and heart and circulatory conditions, and nervous disorders. 

Accommodation: Balcova Agamemnon Thermal Facilities (3-star) - 435 beds. Thermal Princess Hotel (5-star) - 630 beds. 

Çesme Thermal Resort 

Location: In Cesme, 70km west of Izmir. 

Transportation: Well connected by bus, and nearest airport at Izmir. 

Water temperature: 55°C 

pH value: 6.58 Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, chlorine, sodium, magnesium 

Recommended Applications: Bathing and soaking 

Helps to heal: Effective in treating rheumatic ailments, gynaecological disorders and poor metabolism. 

Accommodation: Turban Cesme Hotel - 420 beds. Altinyunus Holiday Village - 1030 beds.

KIRSEHIR Terme Tourist Thermal Resort

Location: In the city of Kirsehir, north of Cappadocia, around 150km south-east of Ankara, and 90km north-west of Nevsehir, on the main highway between the two. 

Water temperature: 40°C - 56°C 

pH value: 6.2 

Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, chlorine, calcium, sodium, carbon dioxide and fluoride. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Cardiovascular problems, mental and muscular fatigue, nervous disorders, joint pain, calcium deposits and patients recovering from surgery. 

Accommodation: 3-star hotel - 200 beds.

KONYA Ilgin Thermal Resort

Location: Just outside Ilgin, 88km north-west of Konya. 

Transportation: Konya is well connected to the rest of the country by road and air. The resort lies just off the main highway to Ilgin. 

Water temperature: 42°C 

pH value: 7.0 

Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic and radioactive, bicarbonate, calcium, sodium, carbon dioxide. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking, bathing and inhalation. 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, gall bladder and liver problems, poor metabolism. 

Accommodation: Konya Ilgin Thermal Facilities - 570 beds.

KÜTAHYAHarlek (Ili caköy) Thermal Resort 

Location: The resort is 27km from the centre of Kutahya, in Western Anatolia, and 190km south-east of Bursa. 

Transportation: Kutahya is well connected by bus, and 90km south-west from the airport at Eskisehir. 

Water temperature: 25.2°C - 43°C 

pH value: Kadilar Spring - 6.84. Haslas Spring - 6.78. Harlek Spring - 6.87. Kadinlar Hamami Spring - 6.64 

Physical and chemical properties: The group of spring has one or all of the following properties: thermal, hypertonic, oligometallic, sulphur, calcium, magnesium. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing. 

Helps to heal: Rheumatic ailments, liver and gall bladder problems and skin conditions, poor metabolism. 

Accommodation: Harlek Hotel -186 beds 

Muratdagi Thermal Resort

Location: On the northern slopes of Muratdagi (1700m), around 15km south of Gediz and 100km southwest of Kutahya. 

Transportation: Kutahya is well connected by road and air. Gediz is on the main highway between Kutahya and Usak. 

Water temperature: 40°C - 42°C pH value: 7.2 

Physical and chemical properties: Sulphur, calcium, magnesium, bromide and radioactive properties. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, mental and muscular fatigue, skin conditions, gynaecological problems, joint pain, calcium deposits and eating disorders.

Accommodation: Youth Camp - 150 beds. Otherwise, small hotels in Gediz.

MANISA Kursunlu Thermal Resort

Location: 6km from Salihli, in the region of Manisa. 

Water temperature: 52°C pH value: 5.8 

Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium, hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, respiratory tract and skin conditions, gynaecological and nervous disorders, calcium deposits and joint pain. 

Accommodation: The resort has 70 rooms, 210 beds.

MUGLA Sultaniye Thermal Resort

Location: Foot of Mt. Olemez, western shore of Lake Koycegiz, west of Koycegiz in Mugla province and 4km from Dalyan. region. 

Water temperature: Buyuk Hamam Spring - 39°C. Kubbeli Hamam Spring - 41.9°C. Sultaniye Drinking Spring - 32°C. 

pH value: Buyuk Hamam Spring - 6.68. Kubbeli Hamam Spring - 6.65. Sultaniye Drinking Spring - 6.74 

Physical and chemical properties: Each spring contains one of all of the following properties - Chlorine, sodium, hydrogen sulphide, bromide, radioactive, hyperthermal, hypertonic. Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing. 

Helps to heal: Rheumatic, respiratory and epidermal ailments, poor circulation and heart disease, nervous conditions, gynaecological, kidney and urinary tract conditions, poor metabolism. 

Accommodation: Kaunos Hotel - 82 beds. Ozay Hotel - 38 beds.

 

RiZE Ayder Thermal Resort

Location: The resort is 18km southeast of Camlihemsin in the Eastern Black Sea region. Transportation: Camlihemsin is around 50km east of Rize. 

Water temperature: 46°C pH value: 8 

Physical and chemical properties: Radioactive composition of sodium and sulphur. 

Recommended Applications: Bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, cardiovascular, respiratory and epidermal conditions, gynaecological disorders, mental and muscular fatigue. 

Accommodation: The construction of a 1000-bed lodge is underway.

SIVAS Kangal Balikli (Yilanli) Çermik Thermal Resort

Location: 17 km northeast of Kangal, 100km southeast of Sivas in Central Anatolia. 

Transport: There are regular buses from the centre of Sivas. 

Water temperature: 36°C pH value: 7.3 

Physical and chemical properties: Isothermal, hypertonic, oligometallic water containing bicarbonate, calcium, magnesium. 

Recommended Applications: Drinking - 3-4 cups in morning on empty stomach. Bathing - 6-8 hours a day, with breaks. Drinking alcohol during treatment is prohibited. Applying medication to wounds during treatment may be hazardous. Treatment should continue for at least 21 days. 

Helps to heal: The 2-8 cm fish in the waters aid in the healing of skin ailments like shallow wounds, pustule, eczema and psoriasis. The 15-30 cm snakes help to heal erysipelas (St. Anthony''s Fire). 

Accommodation: There are two hotels at the spring.

YALOVA Yalova Thermal Resort

Location: 11km south of Yalova, in the Marmara region. 

Transportation: Yalova is easy to access by boat or bus. 

Water temperature: 55°-60° C 

pH value: 6.88 -7.48 

Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, sulphur, sodium, calcium. Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing 

Helps to heal: Rheumatic conditions, aching muscles and patients after stomach operations; chronic gynaecological infections or cramps, blood clots in the legs, gout, diabetes, metabolic problems such as obesity, high blood-cholesterol, cleansing of lipids and fats and removal of excess accumulations of uric acid. 

Accommodation: Turban Thermal Hotel (Yalova) - 200 beds. Gokcedere Hotel (Gokcedere Village) - 86 beds.

YOZGAT Sarikaya Thermal Resort 

Location: Just outside Sarikaya, around 80km south-east of Yozgat in Central Anatolia. 

Water temperature: 44°C - 47°C 

pH value: 6.4 - 6.8 

Physical and chemical properties: Radioactive waters with chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium, iron and calcium. 

Helps to heal: Rheumatism, mental and muscular fatigue, skin conditions, gynaecological problems, nervous disorders, respiratory conditions, joint pain and calcium deposits as well as patients recovering from surgery. 

Accommodation: 1-star hotel - 164 beds, 2-star hotel - 1960 beds. 

5* HOTEL WITH THERMAL & SPA

AFYON IKBAL RESORT / AFYON

GLORIA VERDE RESORT / ANTALYA

RENAISSANCE BEACH RESORT / ANTALYA

SHERATON ÇESME HOTEL / IZMIR

RICHMOND PAMUKKALE / DENIZLI

THERMEMARIS Health & Beauty Resort / MUGLA

 


 

 

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