People have been indulging in spas, hot pools and healing treatments for a really long time, and today there are more Spas offering treatments inspired from all over the world, than every before. Europe has some absolutely incredible spas for all types and likes, many offering some tempting spa offers – so what better way to start or finish your holiday than with a relaxing spa experience?
During our travels we have visited many spas in Europe and picked up a few spa vouchers along the way.
Best Spa Destinations In Europe
Here is a sum up of 4 top destinations for spa lovers in Europe:
Iceland with its Icecaps and glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls, geysers and hot pools – is a perfect destination for those wanting both some adventure as well as a relaxing holiday enjoying some of nature’s work: the hot springs.
Iceland is richer in geothermal activity than any other country, and has around 800 hot pools, some even with geysers! The Blue Lagoon in Grindavik is the most famous one, with its beautiful milky turqioise water – but if you think it’s too crowded, there are many others to choose from!
Budapest is often recognized for their many spas and baths in the city, and for a good reason too.
There are both modern bath houses as well as traditional ones to choose from, but for the most unique and traditional experience, the old traditional baths are the best.
Gellert Bath is one of the most popular ones, built in 1912 and 1918 the building is in true Art Nouveau style with a gallery and glass roof.
The 15 million gallons of water which flows into 118 springs daily is known for its medical indication, helping joint illness, asthma, spine problems among others.
Other famous baths are Szechenyi Spa, built in Baroque style, being the largest bath. There you can be sure to see groups of men sitting in the baths for hours playing chess and women small talking.
Istanbul – Turkey
Istanbul is famous for its Turkish hammam baths, where you can indulge in some traditional treatments like the authentic Turkish massage, steam baths and of course a cup of Turkish tea.
The Cagaloglu hammam is one of the most popular Turkish spas, a classical spa that is almost 270 years old!
Tuscany – Italy
The hot pools in Tuscany have been enjoyed for centuries, and the spas in Tuscany all have a long and fascinating history dating back several hundred years.
Many of the thermal springs, such as Bagni San Filippo were already known and used by Etruscans and the Romans.
Campo Muri is one of many historical spas, which was used in the middle ages, and then rediscovered again in the 19th century.
Giuseppe Garibaldu came here to recover from injuries he got from Aspromonte, which was a good decision as the waters here have healing dermatological capabilities.
There are plenty of more spa destinations in Europe, and in the future we will share some more places worth visiting for a relaxing holiday in Europe…
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