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Thermal Spring or Spas in Turkey

Thermal Spring or Spas in Turkey
Turkey is one of 7 countries in the world in terms of thermal source richness having almost 1,300 thermal springs throughout Anatolia, which of course also means the existence of seismic faults thus making the country very rich in this aspect too.  
The temperature of the hot springs varies between 20-110˚C (68-230F) and flows between 2,500 litres per second. Turkey uses a small percentage of the this potential in terms of mineral springs although the Ministry of Tourism and private investors are contributing more to Turkey's map of spa tourism.

Ankara - Kizilcahamam Thermal Springs (ph: 6.52-7.6)

This spring is located 86km from Ankara and is 975m above sea level. The water (37-47˚C) contains sodium, calcium magnesium, bicarbonate and chlorine is drinkable and if bathed in benefits the treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia, gynaecologic and digestive disorders.

Afyon - Hudayi Thermal Springs (ph: 6.64-6.84)

This spring is a small treatment centre 66km from Afyon and 7km southwest of Sandikli. The water (75-80˚C, radioactive) contains sulphur, hydro carbonate, sodium, calcium, carbon-dioxide, bromide and fluoride, is good to drink and bathe in benefitting treatment of rheumatism, skin, gynaecologic and digestive disorders.

Afyon - Orucoglu Thermal Springs (ph: 6.4)

This thermal centre is adjacent to a modern 428-bed complex 14km from Afyon. The temperature of the spring water is 49˚C and is rich in carbon dioxide, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, bromide and fluoride. The water has beneficial effects on arthritis, sciatica, disc hernia, neuritis, neuralgia, lumbago, osteoarthritis, and is also beneficial after orthopaedic surgery and various other surgical treatments, such as post-operative therapy.
 Patients with skin ailments such as psoriasis, eating problems, stomach, intestine and gall bladder, kidney, urinary tract and gynaecologic disorders, and muscle and nerve fatigue also benefit from this. The composition is good for balancing the iron ratio and has rehabilitation value treating people who are hemiplegic.

Afyon - Gazligol Thermal Springs

This spring is 22km from Afyon on the road to Eskisehir . The water (40-71˚C) benefits rheumatism, cardio vascular problems, digestive and intestinal complaints, kidney diseases, urinary tract, liver problems, metabolism disorders, orthopaedic and skin disorders.

Afyon - Omer and Gecek Thermal Springs

This spring is 15km from Afyon on the road to Kutahya . The water (51-98˚C) benefits the cure of rheumatism, skin disease, cardio vascular problems, intestinal and gall bladder complaints, liver, joints and arthritis, eating problems, neuralgia and gynaecologic disorders.

Balikesir - Gonen Thermal Springs (ph: 7.36)

This spring is located north of Balikesir and has a treatment centre with 381 beds. The water (52˚C) contains sulphur, chloride, sodium, hydro carbonate and carbon dioxide and is suitable for both drinking and bathing cures and is beneficial for dermatologic, liver, rheumatic, urinary and nervous complaints.

Bingol - Kos Thermal Springs

These hot springs are located 20km from Bingol on the Karliova road. The facilities here include a hotel, several motels and guest houses, outdoor and indoor pools, restaurants, tea gardens, and a parking lot.  It is popular with both locals and foreigners who come for healthy relaxation and peace of mind.

Bolu - Karacasu Thermal Springs (ph: 5.82-6.32)

This spring is located 4km south of Bolu on the Ankara - Istanbul highway and the centre has a 250 bed capacity. The water (44˚C) contains calcium, magnesium, sulphur, bicarbonate that are beneficial in the cures of rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica and gynaecologic, liver and kidney diseases.

Bursa - Cekirge Thermal Springs (ph: 6.6-7.2)

Most of the thermal springs in both modern and historical settings are in the Cekirge district of Bursa . The waters (47-78˚C) contain bicarbonate, sulphur, sodium, calcium and magnesium, are suitable for both drinking and bathing cures and benefit rheumatic, gynaecologic and dermatologic diseases, post-operational problems and metabolism. There is a wide range of accommodation available from tourist to deluxe-class hotels as is the medical supervision.

Bursa – Oylat Thermal Springs (ph: 3.04-7.26)

This spring is approximately 27km south of Bursa in the Inegol district, the water here is very warm; the steam bath is heated to 40˚C and the spring waters to 10˚C. The water contains sulphur, bicarbonate, calcium, hydrogen ions and iron and has diuretic properties. The drinking and bath cures have a relaxing and sedative effect and there are a few hotels and motels close to the centre.

Canakkale - Kestanbol Thermal Springs (ph: 5.92-6.94)

This spring is located 15km into the Ezine district south of Canakkale and 2km from the Sea of Marmara . The waters from various springs range between 21˚C-67˚C and contain chloride, sodium, iron carbon-dioxide and calcium and beneficial bath cures, mud-bath cures, steam and geyser cures are available here.

Denizli - Pamukkale and Karahayit Thermal Springs (ph: 5.98-6.26)

This spring is located 20km north of Denizli and has over 500 bed capacity in the hotels and motels that are here. The thermal waters (42-56˚C radioactive) contain hydro carbonate, sulphur, calcium, carbon dioxide and iron, are suitable for drinking and bathing benefitting heart and circulatory complaints as well as digestive, gall bladder, rheumatic and kidney diseases. Pamukkale is also a popular tourist destination in the Aegean region.

Eskisehir - Hamamyolu Thermal Springs

Most of the thermal springs are near Hamamyolu Street in the centre of Eskisehir . The waters (38-45˚C) contain bicarbonate, sodium, and calcium and are suitable for both drinking and bathing benefitting rheumatism, neuralgia, post-operational problems, digestive problems, kidney stones and gynaecologic complaints and also for metabolism.

Eskisehir - Sakar Thermal Springs (ph: 7.6)

This spring is 33km north of Eskisehir near the town of Saricakaya. The water (35˚C) contains sodium, magnesium and bicarbonate that benefits skin problems, complaints of sciatica, rheumatism and kidney stones.

Izmir - Balcova Thermal Springs (ph: 6.4)

Balcova Thermal Waters is located 10km west of Izmir in district of Balcova and has a 400 bed capacity and the largest indoor thermal pool in Turkey. The treatment centre is nearby and very popular with Scandinavian tourists. The water (62˚C) is suitable for drinking and bathing and is beneficial to sciatica, rheumatic diseases, gynaecologic, orthopaedic and nervous disorders, plus intestinal and urinary problems.

Izmir - Cesme Thermal Springs (ph: 6.58)

These springs are located in the bays of Ilica and Sifne , 7km east of Cesme (75km west of Izmir) and have accommodation in every category and class with a total of 2,000 beds. The waters (42-55˚C) contain chloride, sodium, magnesium, fluoride, are suitable for drinking and bathing and benefit dermatologic, gynaecologic and urinary complaints as well as metabolic disorders.

Konya – Ilgin Thermal Springs (ph: 7.0)

This spring is located 88km northwest of Konya, has basic accommodation and an excellent treatment centre. The water (42˚C radioactive) contains hydro carbonate, calcium, sodium and carbon dioxide that is beneficial for rheumatic, dermatologic, gynaecologic, urinary, circulatory and heart diseases, and also for glandular and digestive complaints.

Kutahya - Harlek (Ilicakoy) Thermal Springs

This spring is located 27km from Kutahya.  The water (25-43˚C) contains bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium and magnesium suitable for drinking and bathing and is beneficial for sufferers of rheumatism, hepatitis, bladder, skin and metabolic disorders.

Mugla - Sultaniye Thermal Springs (ph: 6.68-6.74)

This spring is located in the Koycegiz district of Mugla at the village of Sultaniye. The water (32-42˚C) contains chloride, sodium, hydrogen sulphide and bromide. Both drinking and bathing in the waters have a relaxing and beneficial effect on sufferers of rheumatism, skin and blood disorders, heart ailments, bronchitis, nervous complaints, kidney and urinary complaints, and metabolic disorders.  It is also beneficial to elderly patients and convalescents.

Sivas - Balikli (Yilanli) Cermik Thermal Springs (ph: 7.3)

This unique and interesting spring is located 17km northeast of Kangal in the Sivas Province. The water (36˚C) contains bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium and unique because of the many small fish (2-10cm long) in the water play an important part in the cure of psoriasis. The waters also benefit sufferers of rheumatism, skin diseases, arterial sclerosis and gynaecologic complaints. There are motels, restaurants and camping facilities available as well as a shop for provisions.

Yalova Thermal Springs (ph: 6.88-7.48)

These thermal springs are located 11km southwest of Yalova and have a 800 bed capacity between the available hotels and guesthouses. The waters (57-60˚C) contain sulphur, sodium and calcium, are suitable for drinking and bathing and beneficial for rheumatic, gynaecologic, urinary and nervous complaints and controlling cholesterol and lipid levels.  

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