Turkey is a beloved holiday destination and has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Turkey offers a great deal of diversity in terms of landscape, climate, types of treatments and varieties of holidays and hotels. When looking at the range of wellness vacations, this diversity is reflected in the combination of ancient bathhouses and ultra-luxurious hotels. It is also evident in traditional treatments (hamam) and state-of-the-art beauty treatments. Due to its different climatic conditions and landscape formations, Turkey offers an immense diversity of native animal and plant species that you can encounter during walks. You will find complete relaxation on the beaches of the Aegean Sea or the Turkish Riviera, accompanied by the scent of pine trees along the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy a laid-back, luxurious wellness vacation in Turkey, where you can unwind at a reasonably affordable price. Turkey boasts beautiful beaches and a mild climate that is ideal for water sports such as surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, or waterskiing. Turkey is a destination suitable for both summer and winter. Contact one of our travel specialists for your wellness trip in Turkey!
What does Turkey have to offer? Here are some examples:
Wellness is nowadays a broad concept that encompasses much more than just a massage or a sauna visit. Think also of an hour of active sports, reading an inspiring book, or meditating with a view of the sea. In Turkey, we can add many more options to this list.
Turkey is among the top seven countries with healing thermal springs. This is because Turkey is located in a so-called "geothermal belt". In that regard, Turkey is the ultimate wellness destination. There are over 1,000 thermal springs in Turkey in total, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 110°C. Historically significant places in Turkey have been able to develop well due in part to the presence of natural thermal springs. The Turkish Marmara and Aegean regions are located on the geothermal belt, where most of the thermal springs are found. Turkey already enjoys a delightful Mediterranean climate. Many people with health issues and skin diseases seek the sun in Turkey. Especially for those with rheumatism or other joint problems, as well as those with skin conditions, a spa vacation in Turkey is beneficial. The thermal water has a particularly strong therapeutic effect on muscles, joints and the skin. In addition to hotels with thermal springs, there are also many hotels offering specialized detox, yoga, meditation, or sports programs.
Turkey is home to an incredible number of thermal hotels. A considerable number of them are located around Pamukkale and Hierapolis. However, you can also find hotels with hot springs in other areas such as Afyon, Kutahya, Balikesir, Yalova and Bursa.
Pamukkale, located in southwestern Turkey (Denizli province), is world-famous for its spectacular white terraced pools filled with calcareous water at a constant temperature of 35°C. These pools are one of the most remarkable natural phenomena in Turkey and are even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a magnificent, enchanting and unique natural area. You can book special treatment programs in various hotels for conditions such as rheumatism, skin problems, or simply to give your body a significant boost. These specialized treatment programs are often supervised by healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists. These spa hotels are generally open year-round, making them ideal for people who wish to bathe in a warm thermal bath during the winter cold. An additional advantage is that you can enjoy peaceful relaxation away from the crowds.
Dalyan is often visited by people with conditions such as rheumatism, liver, spleen, intestinal, skin and stomach problems due to the presence of several mud baths and hot springs. Although the smell of sulfur is not pleasant, the baths are beneficial for the body and have a cleansing effect. Dalyan is a small fishing village near the bustling resort town of Bodrum. It is located in a delta area where the Dalyan River connects to the Mediterranean Sea. The nearby Iztuzu Beach is part of a protected area as it serves as a nesting site for Caretta Caretta sea turtles.
Puurenkuur offers modern and high-quality wellness resorts and wellness hotels in Turkey. Many of them are adults-only, which is perfect for those seeking tranquility and wanting to enjoy a vacation without children. Additionally, there are often no busy entertainment programs.
A hamam experience is an absolute must. A hamam is an oriental bathhouse found primarily in Iran, Turkey and other Arab countries. An oriental hamam treatment is a traditional cleansing ritual consisting of fragrant scrubs combined with steam: cleansing, nourishing and relaxation all in one. Your skin will feel silky smooth after a hamam visit.
Definitely worth mentioning is Sianji Wellbeing Resort. Located on the Turkish coast between the charming villages of Turgutreis and Gumusluk, not far from lively Bodrum, Sianji Wellbeing Resort boasts vibrant hanging gardens during spring and summer. The view of the Aegean Sea is spectacular. Here, you can participate in various wellness programs focused on detox, fitness/sports and relaxation. There is a wide range of activities available, along with a professional detox center that emphasizes nutrition. You can choose from juice fasting, raw food options, or the light and healthy dishes of the alkaline diet.