Bulgaria is an
extremely attractive center for treatment, prophylactics, recreation and
tourism with its numerous resorts, favourable climate, a 378 km long coastal
strip with wonderful beaches, over 500 mineral springs of varying physico-chemical
composition, temperature and indisputable curative properties, 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 among the first in Europe, Climato-balneological
treatment traditions in the Bulgarian lands date back to times immemorial.
In Thracian times, flourishing settlements sprang up around the hot mineral
springs and many nymphaeums were built. In Roman times, spa centers were
established, such as 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 BULGAIAN MINERAL WATERS are known for their greatly varied
chemical composition and, respectively, their mineralization and type of
dissolved mineral salts, curative gases and biologically active
microcomponents. In fact, every kind of known mineral water may be found in
the country. The FIRTH MUD SOURCES, along the Black Sea coast, the
CURATIVE PEAT, SPRING CURATIVE MUD and BENTONITE CLAYS
possess a particularly great potential in the treatment of many different
diseases. Bulgaria occupies 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 best known the inland spa resorts are: Sandanski, Velingrad, Hissaria,
This enormous 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 COUNTRY OF HEALTH.