2017 is the ‘Year of Healthy Waters’ in Slovenia, a celebration of the tradition of natural thermal springs and wellness. Visitors to this eastern European spa paradise can receive traditional and innovative treatments based natural and sustainable practices at 14 state-verified natural and thermal spas and resorts.
The springs of Radenska in the Radenci Health Resort and Donat Mg in the Rogaška Health Resort have been providing invigorating spa and health tourism value for centuries. The “Year of Healthy Waters” promotion this year showcases some 100 natural thermal springs with a water temperature of between 20 and 73 degrees Celsius. Set in the Pannonian plains in the east, the wine hills in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the west,
Set in the Pannonian plains in the east, the wine hills in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the west, the key resorts of Slovenia include; Rimske Toplice Thermal Spa, Olimia Thermal Spa, and the green paraffin water at Lendava Thermal Spa in the east of Slovenia and fabulous Moravske Toplice resort.
Slovenia is also famous for its clear rivers and lakes surrounded by unspoiled nature. The country is densely covered with forests, and one-third its surface area is included in the Natura 2000 European program. Noted torrential rivers and clean Slovenian Alpine lakes like famous Lake Bled (feature image) attract thousands of tourists each month. In the northwest of the country, one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, full of refreshing pools of emerald water, invites you into the Soča Valley. The city of Tolmin beside the Soča river was selected Alpine Town 2016.
For a truly unique experience, the Slovenian spas and wellness spas by the sea like Thalasso Centre Strunjan (above) harness the beneficial effects of brine from remains the bottom of the salt evaporation pools after the hand harvesting of the sea salt.