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A list and a map of Turkey’s best thermal spas!

Thermal spa resorts hold great stead in the health tourism sector. Those of you seeking a winter escape or health treatments should look no further. The world-leading thermal spa resorts of Turkey offer a host of treatments and varying temperatures of water. We have compiled a list of all you need to know about these thermal spas and the relief they provide for all number of illnesses including Rheumatism, nervous system disorders and respiratory diseases.

Afyonkarahisar

The most famous destination among thermal spring spas in Turkey is Afyonkarahisar. The Gazlıgöl, Heybeli, Ömer, Hüdai and Gecek thermal springs being the most popular spots. The mixed Thermo-mineral water is 100 degrees from the source output, with an average mineralization of 5,000 mg/lt,

The illnesses that the springs of Afyonkarahisar are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Orthopaedic operations
  • Immobility after brain or nerve surgery
  • Bath application, for acne and selected skin diseases

Fly to Kütahya

Ağrı

Ağrı, is home to the Diyadin thermal spa. The Diyadin thermal spa, located in the SouthEast of Ağrı lies approximately 5 kilometres from the center of the Diyadin district. The total mineralization of the waters is 1,000 mg/lt and the temperature varies between 72-78 degrees.

The illnesses that the springs of Ağrı are good for:

  • Skin diseases
  • Rheumatism
  • Neurological diseases
  • Gynaecological diseases
  • Bone and calcification diseases
  • Sciatic disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome

Fly to Ağrı

Aksaray

In Aksaray, the bicarbonate and calcium waters of the Ihlara Valley and the Ziga Thermal Springs can reach up to 7,600 mg/lt.

The illnesses that the springs of Aksaray are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Noninflamatory joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chronic lower back pains
  • Long-term inactive states of inactivity
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Konya

Amasya

The Terziköy, Hamamözü and Gözlek thermal spa waters of Amasya are 40 degrees warm and has an approximate 445 kg/lt mineralization of water with acratothermal properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Amasya are good for:

  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Certain chronic neurological disorders
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Amasya

Ankara

The Ayas, Beypazarı, Dutlu, Kapullu, Haymana and Kızılcahamam thermal spas of Ankara reach mineralization of about 12,000 mg/lt. These waters, which have both bicarbonate and acratothermal properties, are used to treat a variety of diseases.

The illnesses that the springs of Ankara are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Ankara

Aydın

The waters of Alangüllü, Germencik, İmamköy Kızıldere and Kuşadası thermal spas in Aydın, reaches a mineralization of 5,600 mg/lt ranging between 43 and 47 degrees, with a mixed form of thermomineral properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Aydın are good for:

  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-Orthopaedic operations and situations such as long-term inactivity

Fly to Izmir

Balıkesir

The thermal spa of Balya, Bigadiç, Güre, Ferman, Pamukçu, Sindırgı and Gönen in Balıkesir, a thermal-rich province of Turkey, reaches a mineralization of 2,400 mg/lt. These medicinal waters, which range between 39 and 98 degrees have bicarbonate, acratothermal and Thermo-mineral properties, are used as a complementary treatment for many diseases.

The illnesses that the springs of Balıkesir are good for:

  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Noninflamatory joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries

Fly to Balıkesir

Bolu

Bolu's Karacasu, Babas, Sarot, Seben, Çatak thermal springs have Thermo-mineral properties and average of 1,250 mg/lt mineralization.

The illnesses that the springs of Bolu are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Orthopedic operations
  • After brain and nerve surgery
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Kocaeli

Bursa

Known for its thermal riches, the waters of Bursa's Çelik Palace, Sulphur, Karamustafa, and Kaynarca springs and Eski Springs reach 88 degrees and 2,500 mg/lt mineralization. These thermal areas show Thermo-mineral properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Bursa are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Peripheral vascular diseases and certain cardiovascular cases

Fly to Bursa

Çankırı

The Çavundur and Acısu thermal spas reach up to 10.412mg/lt mineralization and 49 degrees temperature.

The illnesses that the springs of Çankırı are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases such as osteoarthritis
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-Orthopaedic operations and situations such as long-term inactivity

Fly to Ankara

Çanakkale

Aphrodite, Külcüler, Çan, Tepeköy, Hıdırlar, Kestanbolu, Kızılca and Küçük Çymi Thermal Springs reach 2.200 mg/lt mineralization and an average temperature of 50 degrees. These waters have Thermo-mineral and hypothermic properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Çanakkale are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Tissue diseases
  • Orthopedic operations

Fly to Çanakkale

Denizli

Pamukkale, Gölemezli, Babacık, Tekkeköy, Kızıldere, Boşeli, and Karahayıt thermal springs have mineralization ranging from 2,000 to 3,500 mg/lt and show mixed Thermo-mineral water properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Denizli are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Rash-like dermatological disorders
  • Drinking cures, functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, osteoporosis and urinary tract stones

Fly to Denizli

Diyarbakır

The thermal water of the Çermik spas, boasts world-leading thermal properties, up to 45 degrees with 1,092 mg/lt mineralization, with Iron, fluoridated and Thermo-mineral properties

The illnesses that the springs of Diyarbakır are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases such as osteoarthritis
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-Orthopaedic operations and situations such as long-term inactivity

Fly to Diyarbakır

Erzurum

The Pasinler, Ilıca, Köprüköy thermal spas in Erzurum have an average mineralization of 2,500 mg/lt and mixed mineral water properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Erzurum are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Joint diseases
  • Orthopedic operations
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries
  • Functional disorders of the gastrointestinal system with drinking cures

Fly to Erzurum

Eskişehir

The Sakarilica, Hamamkarahisar, Yarıkçı and Kızılinler thermal spas of Eskişehir and thermal spas in center reach 430 to 2,300 mg/lt mineralization and temperatures varying between 42 and 56 degrees. The waters have both acratothermal and acrothermal properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Eskişehir are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Eskişehir

Hatay

The thermal springs of Hatay thermal springs have 5,800 and 29,300 mg / lt mineralization and temperatures between 28-29 degrees.

The illnesses that the springs of Hatay are good for:

  • Inflamatuar Rheumatisml hastalıklar
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Joint diseases
  • Bath cure for itchy and rash-like skin diseases

Fly to Hatay

Istanbul

The Tuzla thermal spring is known for its mineralization up to 4078 mg/lt and its rich mineral structure.

The illnesses that the springs of Istanbul are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Joint diseases resulting in post-surgery immobility
  • Neurological disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Bath cures for itchy and rash-like skin diseases

Fly to Istanbul

Izmir

Renowned for its thermal riches, Izmir is home to a numerous number of notable spas, such as Balçova, Nebiler, Reisdere, Karakoç and Gülbahçe. Additional thermal springs in Izmir are Bayındır, Mahmudiye, Paşa, Geyiklidağ, Güzellik, Dereköy, Bademli, Ilıcagöl, Cumali, Cesme and Kelalan have mineralizations ranging from 912 to 43,564 mg/lt.

The illnesses that the springs of Izmir are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Joint diseases
  • Skin diseases with Heliotherapy
  • Catharal diseases of the respiratory tract

Fly to Izmir

Kahramanmaraş

The waters of Ekinözü, Büyük Kızılcık drinking water and Zeytun thermal springs in Kahramanmaraş have a mineralization of around 1,000 mg/lt. The 45 degrees warm water carries acratothermal properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Kahramanmaraş are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Long-term inactive states
  • Neurological disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Kahramanmaraş

Kayseri

The Bayramhaci, Yeşilhisar, Tekgöz and Hacı Veli spas of Kayseri have reached mineralization of 20.683 mg/l. These thermal waters have Thermo-mineral and bicarbonate properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Kayseri are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Long-term illnesses after brain and nerve surgery
  • Neurological disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Kayseri

Kırşehir

Terme, Karakurt, Slurli and Mahmutlu spas in Kırşehir have an average mineralization of 1,500 mg/lt. The city's mixed mineral, Thermo-mineral and bicarbonate waters are used to treat many diseases.

The illnesses that the springs of Kırşehir are good for:

  • Inflamatuar Rheumatisml hastalıklar
  • Joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Long-term illnesses after brain and nerve surgery
  • Neurological disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Nevşehir

Konya

Konya's Ilgin, Ismil, Seydişehir, Karasu and Kuşaklı thermal springs have 2,900 mg/lt mineralization. The waters, which are at an average of 42 degrees, are a mixed form with both acratothermal and Thermo-mineral calcium properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Konya are good for:

  • Rheumatism and neurological diseases
  • Orthopedic ailments

Fly to Konya

Kütahya

Harlek, Yoncali, Yesil, Kaynarca, Murat Dağ, Simav-Eynal, Tavşanli-Göbel, Hisarcık-Esire, Çıtgöl and Dereli thermal springs in Kütahya, one of Turkey’s richest provinces of thermal waters, have mineralization levels of 417 to 767 mg/lt. Theses waters have Thermo-mineral properties with temperatures ranging from 33 to 97 degrees.

The illnesses that the springs of Kütahya are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Joint diseases
  • Neurological disorders
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Kütahya

Manisa

The Sart, Urganlı, Emir, Saraycık, Hisar, Menteşe, Ilıcak and Kurşunlu thermal springs, are considered to be the topmost important thermal spots in Turkey, with mineralization levels ranging from 2.172 to 4.189 mg/lt. The waters of Kurşunlu reach up to 110 degrees and carry Thermo-mineral properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Manisa are good for:

  • Bath cures for Rheumatism and Neurological diseases
  • Functional disturbances of the Gastrointestinal tract
  • Urinary tract stones
  • Orthopedic disorders

Fly to Izmir

Muğla

Muğla has a variety of thermal riches at Fethiye, Bodrum and Dalaman spots. These locations are as famous for thermal spas as they are for summer tourism. The waters can reach 17845mg/lt and carry Thermo-mineral properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Muğla are good for:

  • Degenerative joint diseases
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-Orthopaedic operations and situations such as long-term inactivity

Fly to Dalaman

Nevşehir

The Kozaklı thermal springs in Nevşehir have average mineralization of 2500 mg/lt and contain Thermo-mineral properties of a mixed structure. The thermal spring waters bear a source output of 93 degrees, used to treat numerous diseases.

The illnesses that the springs of Nevşehir are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Joint diseases
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-Orthopaedic operations and situations such as long-term inactivity

Fly to Nevşehir

Rize

The Ayder highland is one of the most important plateaus of the Black Sea region. The spa itself is located on the slopes of the Kaçkar Mountains. The water temperature of the source outlet is 50 degrees.

The illnesses that the springs of Rize are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-Orthopaedic operations and situations such as long-term inactivity

Fly to Trabzon

Sakarya

The Kuzuluk, Acısu, Tarakli and Taraklı and Çökek thermal springs of Sakarya reach up to 2,259 mg/lt mineralization and 84 degrees temperature. The thermal spring also has Thermo-mineral water.

The illnesses that the springs of Sakarya are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chronic back pain
  • Long periods of inactivity
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Kocaeli

Sivas

The Akçaağil, Alamani Kangal Balıklı and Ortaköy thermal springs of Sivas reach a Hot/Cold Spring with 1.777 mg/lt mineralization and different (acratothermal, Thermo-mineral, bicarbonate) features. With its treatment properties, the Kangal Fish Spa, which is unique in the world, has positive effects for other Skin diseases, including psoriasis. Cypri-nide, Macrostamus and Garra rufa (oily fish), which have no teeth and are 2-10 cm long, help to cure skin diseases. The fish heal wounds on skin tissue that have been softened by water at temperatures of 36-37 degrees and have been irritated or caused by any infection. The fish also helps smooth the skin by breaking off puffy scabs such as eczema, itchy spots and psoriasis. It is recommended that optimal treatment happens with three daily baths for three weeks and for a two-hour duration.

Fly to Sivas

Tokat

Sulusaray and Reşadiye thermal spas in Tokat have 4.398 mg/lt mineralization and carry bicarbonate thermomineral water properties.

The illnesses that the springs of Tokat are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Noninflammatory joint diseases such as Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-Orthopaedic operations and situations such as long-term inactivity

Fly to Tokat

Yalova

The Yalova and Armutlu spas in Yalova, renowned for their medicinal spas and thermal riches, offer a mineralization of 2.127 mg/lt. The waters are Thermo-mineral and the thermal spring waters reach 75 degrees temperature.

The illnesses that the springs of Yalova are good for:

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disease
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Orthopedic operations
  • Long periods of immobility after brain and nerve surgery

Fly to Bursa

Yozgat

The Sarikaya, Saraykent, Karadikmeni, Boğazlıyan, Sorgun and Yerköy spas in Yozgat have a 2.415 mg/lt mineralization. The temperature of the water that carries Thermo-mineral properties is around 80 degrees.

The illnesses that the springs of Yozgat are good for:

  • Noninflammatory joint diseases
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Long periods of inactivity
  • Certain chronic Neurological disorders
  • Stress disorders
  • Sport injuries

Fly to Tokat

The thermal resorts mentioned in our article are an alternative treatment method and are for promotional purposes. First use treatment methods recommended by your doctor and then visit a thermal spa as an alternative.