Vrnjacka Banja Spa
Vrnjacka Banja Spa is usually called as „the Queen of Serbian Spas” thanks to its long-lasting healing springs and reputed tourist facilities. Vrnjacka Banja Spa is situated in Central Serbia, 200km south of Belgrade, at the height of 230 m above sea level. In the period from the 2nd to the 4th century Romans had built healing resort of „Aque Orcinae” at Vrnjacka Banja Spa. This most famous spa of Serbia was named after the nearby village of Vrnjci, where the numerous mineral springs of exceptional medical richness were found. Natural curative factors of the Vrnjacka Banja Spa, whose springs exploitation started in the19th century. Vrnjacka Banja Spa features 7 mineral springs, including 4 springs specially suitable for balneo-therapy. Hot springs of Vrnjacka Banja Spa are uniquely suitable for temperature of human body (36,5 C) and used for bath and as drinking water. Cold springs of the Vrnjacka Banja Spa feature temperature from 17-27°C.
Medical indications of Vrnjacka Banja Spa : best known for treatment on diabetes and digestive problems.
Medical treatment: Vrnjačka Banja Spa is home to hot and cold-water mineral springs, which are rich in natural minerals used for rejuvenating both the body and the soul. It is also home to the world’s only hot spring measuring exactly that of the human body (36.5 °C). Vrnjačka Banja Spa has five springs, which are divided into two categories of medical mineral waters: hot (36.5 °C), carbon-acidic homeo-thermal and cold (14-27 °C), alkaline, earth alkaline and carbon-acidic.
The wonderful park in Vrnjačka Banja has been well-known ever since the 19th century, built to resemble the famous spa parks throughout Europe. The most significant monuments of the Serbian medieval culture can be found in the wider area of this beautiful region. There are numerous Medieval Monasteries located in the immediate surroundings of Vrnjacka Banja Spa which keep the most beautiful frescoes of Byzantine art – Zica Monastery, Studenica Monastery, Gradac Monastery, Saint George Pillars – Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, Sopocani Monastery, Saint Peters Church…. The Romans were the first who drew our attention to the curative properties of the waters in Vrnjačka Banja and their various benefits. By leaving behind many traces of their great civilization and culture it is as if they wanted to show us that we should continue and cherish the spa tradition and preserve and look after the natural surroundings of Vrnjačka Banja and leave the most positive impression and win every visitor over by our famous hospitality.
Hotel “Merkur”: Merkur is a state-of-the-art medical institution dealing with prevention, diagnosing, treatment and rehabilitation of digestion organs and diabetes. These services are provided by 50 doctors (most of whom are specialists and sub-specialists), 100 medical assistants who have secondary education or associate degree, and 180 medical consultants with graduate degree, college or secondary education. Health services are available in all the facilities 24 hours a day. Merkur has modern accommodation facilities in more than 850 beds throughout the year, among them the Merkur-new*** is the most luxurious and famous for providing a real pleasure to every guest. Hotel amenities : Massages, Sauna, Thermal baths, Thermal treatments, Whirlpool, Health center, Garden; Parking; Well-being Center; Thermal pool; TV; Restaurant; Dietetic Cuisine; Aqua center; Health center. Cures Aromatherapy; Laser therapy; Hydrotherapy; Electro-therapy; Magneto-therapy; Thermo-therapy; Physiotherapy; Dietology.
Hotel-Villa”Poštanski dom”: Poštanski Dom is the foundation of the endower Lazar Stojadinovic and his wife Anka. The hotel was built in 1937, and since that time it welcomes employees of Serbian Post, and all those longing for pleasant vacation, cozy atmosphere and delicious food. It is completely rebuilt in recent years, ranging 4 stars cat., so to satisfy all needs and expectations of a modern guest. The combination of old and modern style of interesting architectural connection makes very elegant and cozy atmosphere. Poštanski dom is located in the most beautiful and the most quiet part of Vrnjacka Banja Spa. Full accommodation capacity in rooms and suits is 60 beds, while the restaurant is suitable for up to 120 guests. Such capacity and location enables premium conditions for an active vacation, rejuvenation, spa treatments, conferences, scientific gatherings and congress events, as well as cultural happenings. Ideal combination of devoted young, experienced and knowledgeable staff, all sincerely wishing to fulfill visitors’ expectations assures the most enjoyable and pleasant stay. The beautiful little park surrounding Hotel-Villa is the place where guests can spend time walking, playing chess or simply relaxing and enjoying the beautiful nature at leisure.
Places to see: this region is known for the most significant monuments of the Serbian medieval culture, especially monasteries with impressive fresco paintings. UNESCO protects some of them as the world cultural heritage such are monastery complexes of Studenica and Sopoćani (13th Century ), Ljubostinja Monastery, town of Krusevac, Zica Monastery, Gradac Monastery, Kalenic Monastery. The famous grape harvest is traditionally celebrated in Aleksandrovac at the Župa Wine Festival at the end of September, when thousands of visitors come to enjoy in wines and fun. Local wine producers serve up their finest selections of delicious wines from the nearby vineyards and authentic food is served on the “Wine Street”. During the Wine Festival at the Zupa wine region there is a Fountain of Wine exposed and harvest celebrated. Morava river with its many bridges provides tourists a chance to experience nature as they float or paddle down the river. The river is suitable for rafting, kayaking and small motorboats.