The Balcova hot springs are located on the site of the Baths of Agamemnon, known in antiquity for the therapeutic qualities of the waters. According to a legend, Agamemnon was advised by an oracle to bring soldiers who had been wounded during the campaign against Troy to the sulfur-rich waters of these natural hot springs. Balcova is situated to the west of the Aegean port of Izmir.
The Balcova hot springs are composed of sodium chloride and calcium bicarbonate. With 62 to 80 C water temperature and 6.4 PH, Balcova hot springs contain 1,369 mg/lt minerals.
These hot springs are recommended for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, digestive maladies, post-injuries and post-operational problems, calcification and metabolic disorders.
The Balcova hot baths complex, with a total capacity of 1,000 person per day., provides hot mineral pools and baths, offers patient therapy pool, sauna, massage, underwater massage, physical exercise, electro-therapy and physical therapy. The complex incorporate a three-star hotel with 435 beds, a four-star hotel with 624 beds and a new park.
Altitude: 25 m