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Bulgaria Spa Resorts & Mineral Waters
Bulgaria is an exclusively attractive for mineral water treatments, prophylactics, recreation and tourism with its countless resorts, favorable climate, a 378 kilometers long coastal strip with wonderful beaches, over five hundred mineral springs of varying physico-chemical composition and temperature, dozens of lagoon firth mud sources and curative peat deposits.
All scientific studies agree that in the uniqueness, variety and abundance of hydrothermal, bioclimatic, mud treatment, sea cure, and other health resources, Bulgaria ranks amongst the first in Europe, with Climato-balneological treatment traditions in the Bulgarian lands dating back to times immemorial.
In the early Thracian times, flourishing settlements sprang up around the hot mineral springs. In Roman times, large spa centres were established like Augusta (present-day Hissarya), Dezudava (Sandanski), Pautalia (Kyustendil) and Serdica (Sofia), where even the Roman emperors Ulpius Trajanus, Septimius Severus, Maximilianus and Justinianus sought treatment for their ailments.
The Bulgarian mineral waters are deservedly famous for their greatly varied chemical composition, their mineralization and type of dissolved mineral salts, curative gases and biologically active micro components. In fact, every kind of known mineral water may be found in the Bulgarian mineral springs. The firth mud sources along the Black Sea and the curative peat possess an especially high potential in the treatment of numerous different diseases. Bulgaria takes one of the first places in the world with the exceptional diversity of medicinal herbs and the excellent curative properties of its apian products.
The most popular inland spa resorts include Devin, Sandanski, Velingrad, Hissaria, Bankya, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, Simitli.
There are also many mineral springs with established spa across the Black Sea resorts, including Albena, Balchik, Sunny Beach, Varna, etc.
This huge wealth of natural factors, combined with country's modern hotels and spa facilities, provide excellent possibilities for the year-round effective treatment of the most widespread diseases of our times and truly make Bulgaria a great place of health.