and Health Resorts
The Bulgarian spa resorts are all over the country and are located in vary favorable climatic regions, not too cold and not too hot,
ideal for combining balneotherapy, water therapy with climatic treatment. Some of them are near the Black Sea, others in mountainous regions with beautiful scenery and ozone-rich air.
The Black Sea coast is a sub-region of the continental Mediterranean climatic region. Neither the harsh climatic conditions of the northern European coasts, nor the scorching heat of the Mediterranean are characteristic of it. The specific sea climate, combined with the curative mineral springs and curative mud offer excellent conditions for treatment, recuperation and holidays throughout the year.
Varied preventive and therapeutic possibilities are also offered by the Bulgarian climatic mountain resorts. The lovely scenery, clean air, shortwave ultraviolet radiation, negative air ionization, particularly close to mountain waterfalls, as well as the many mineral springs, different in temperature and composition, are their major assets.
The resort Golden Sands lies at the Black Sea, 17 km north of the major city on the coast, Varna. It is a 35 km long and up to 100 meter wide beach strip, covered with fine golden sand, is perfect for sun and sand cures. The large nearby forests parallel to the beaches afford pleasant coolness and improve the air's oxygen content as well as provide nature walks and serenity
The climate is a typical sea climate with continental influence to balance it. Summers are pleasantly warm, average July temperatures do not
exceed 22°C. Winter is mild with an average January temperature of 1.4°C, The resort's mineral waters are naturally thermal and slightly mineralized and contain
hydro carbonic-sodium, calcium-magnesium and hydrocarbonic-sodium. Sunbathing and sand cures, the sea water abounding salts and microelements, the mineral waters and curative mud with a high content of sulphates, carbonates and biologically active substances are conducive to the treatment of a number of ailments of our modern times.
The climate of Sandanski can, without exaggeration, be
described as unique. Throughout the year, air
temperatures in Sandanski Spa Resort are higher than
anywhere else in the region. This is the warmest and
sunniest town in Bulgaria with the least temperature
variations throughout the year. The average annual
temperature (14.7C) is the highest in Bulgaria. The
winter is mild and short, and the autumn - long and
warm. The relative air humidity is low (66 %), and the
annual duration of sunshine is no less than 2,436 hours.
Sandanski also has the lowest annual rainfall in
Bulgaria (127 litres per square metre) and almost no
foggy days. The air is remarkably clean and pollution
free. Apart from its natural beauty, lush vegetation and
remarkably wholesome climate, the resort also features a
multitude of mineral springs.
The wells and
natural springs situated in two thermal zones in the
area have a total flow of 1,500 LITER PER MINUTE. The
mineral water Contains metasilicic acid and fluorine.
The spring waters are clear, colorless, odorless with a
pleasant taste: silicica (containing 71 to 135 mg of
metasilicic acid per litre), slightly fluoric (3.2 to
6.5 mg of fluorine per litre), The temperature of the
hot water is (42 to 81C), slightly mineralized,
containing sodium hydrocarbonates and sulphates, with a
pH value ranging from neutral to mildly alkaline (pH 7.2
It is the best place for the treatment of
bronchial asthma, non-specific pulmonary diseases,
chronic bronchitis, post-pneumonia or
post-bronchopneumonia, bronchiectasis, early pulmonary
emphysema, conditions of the upper respiratory tract,
chronic rhinitis, sinusitis and disturbances of the
locomotory system of a degenerative or inflammatory
origin: osteoarthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis,
tenosynovitis; neurological complaints: plexitis,
radiculitis, slipped disc; allergic skin diseases:
urticaria, psoriasis; some kidney and urological
diseases and conditions of the digestive
system:gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers
in remission, colitis, glomerulonephritis, cystopyelitis.
Hissar is situated
at 140 km from Sofia, at an altitude of 360 m above the sea level, not far from the famous Valley of Roses, in the land of ancient Thracians where curative mineral waters abound, 22 springs in the vicinity of the town.
The resort goes back to ancient times. The Romans and even before the Thracians already new about its curatives waters. The Romans built a town around the springs today you can still see more than 4 km of Roman walls and architecture remains. The mineral water in Hissar (temperature from 27
52C) has proved to be extremely effective in the treatment of diseases of the urinary system, renal and gastrointestinal tract, diseases of the pancreas, of the gall-bladder and gall tract.