4 elements of rest
WATER. Cotton castle and thalassotherapy Thermal springs of the Turkish resort Pamukkale — a unique phenomenon of nature, which has no analogues in the world. The waters of the hot springs, enriched with calcium, flowing down the mountainside for thousands of years, formed dazzling white cascades and terraces, resembling a cotton plantation from afar. Therefore, the place was called “Cotton castle”. If you come closer, you will see the amazing pools filled with warm blue water, shaped like organ pipes. In ancient times, seriously ill people from different cities came here in the hope of healing. And today in Pamukkale come from all over the World. The resort is especially popular with tourists from Europe and the United States, accustomed to take care of their health. Among them there is now a lot of Ukrainians. The water temperature in Pamukkale averages 36 degrees Celsius. In total there are 17 types of thermal waters. With their help, successfully treated diseases of the liver and kidneys, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular and Central nervous systems, gynecological and skin diseases. In addition, the resort uses mud and drinking mineral water to help with diseases of the digestive system, apply anti-stress programs. Another world-famous thermal resort in Turkey — Yalova – is a 2.5-hour drive from Istanbul. Its hot mineral springs are famous since the time of the Ottoman Empire, as the local water has a great therapeutic and relaxing effect on the body. It is recommended for diseases of the musculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal tract, neuralgia of various kinds, problems with metabolism, obesity, skin diseases, as well as diseases of the genitourinary system. Another pride of the resort is a magnificent Park, which contains thousands of unique plants and flowers. As for the tourist Tunisia, its indisputable highlight, which attracts a lot of tourists, is thalassotherapy (a series of therapeutic and tonic procedures that use sea water heated to a temperature of 33°C, seaweed and sea mud) with centers in Sousse, Hammamet and Djerba island. Sea water is rich in mineral salts and trace elements and its chemical composition is very close to human blood plasma, so in a heated state tones, relieves stress and fatigue, improves metabolism, acts favorably for joint pain, rheumatism and arthrosis. In short, it gives beauty and strengthens health. In Tunisia, water is extracted at a distance of not less than 450 meters from the shore, at a depth of not less than 6 meters. There algae have a stimulating, moisturizing, anti-stress and regenerating effect, they are known in medicine for their antibacterial, anticoagulant and antiviral properties. As a matter of fact, thalassotherapy is a different kind of Wellness procedures related to sea water and sea mud: warm and cold seaweed wraps, massage with water jets, gymnastics in the pool with heated sea water, Hiking in the Hammam. On thalassotherapy go to prepare for childbirth, recover from them, fight stress, treat joints, spine and skin diseases. The average age of patients in any center is 40-50 years. In recent years, thalassotherapy has become fashionable among young people, especially among young women, for whom it is a way to get rid of the annoying cellulite, put in order the skin and lose weight. Thalassotherapy centres in Tunisia are located in 3 -, 4 – and 5-star hotels. AIR. In the sky over Cappadocia Turkish Cappadocia — a unique phenomenon of nature, giving rise to the deepest emotions and delight. After all, these are underground cities created by the first groups of Romans who fled persecution and Christians who settled here. Rock churches decorated with unusual frescoes. Covered like labyrinths, rocky peaks, surrounded on four sides by numerous cave dwellings: created by nature and man an amazing work… Cappadocia as one of the main tourist centers of the country, located in its Central part, is known for its cultural and natural attractions. In the national Park of Goreme is one of the world’s phenomena, called “Valley of magic chimneys.” These strange rock formations, covering 9,572 hectares, were formed over a vast period of time, when rains and winds destroyed the layer of lava that was covered by the eruptions of three volcanoes 30 million years ago. In addition to “chimneys”, Cappadocia abounds in other bizarre formations, such as stone dunes. They consist of tuff, a soft volcanic rock, perfectly workable. You can see all this splendor both from the ground and from balloons: flights on them have become a very popular form of recreation here. LAND. Rejuvenating mud, caves and troglodytes the Dalyan Delta in Turkey is one of the very few ecosystems in the world formed as a result of long tectonic shifts. Here lay their eggs unique turtles carriage-carriage, living here since time immemorial. Another miracle Dalyan — mud baths. From local thermal springs rich in sulfur warm water, a wonderful way of rejuvenating the human body. And in the West and North of the Peninsula of Alanya there are caves, covered with many legends. If you move from the Harbor in the Northern direction of the Peninsula, the first cave that will stand in your way, will be a Pirate. In this cave, which, according to legend, was used as a secret passage to the castle, very visible colored stones on the bottom of the sea. They say this is where the robbers hid once captured girls and weapons. Further, the rate — cave of the Lovers. The name was given to her by a legend that says that lovers who jump together from a ledge into the sea, will remain together forever. Even to the East is the cave Korsanlar, which, according to legend, hiding from the Romans Cilician pirates. Damlatash cave, which got its name from a long passage with stalactites, has a diameter of 14 m and a height of 15 m. In the cave there are stalagmites and stalactites, formed 15,000 years ago. Thanks to the crystal chalk in the cave all year round remain constant humidity, temperature and pressure. Such conditions are very useful for asthma patients, so this cave makes a special contribution to medical tourism. The Dim cave is located in Kestel near Alanya, more than damlataş. They say it’s 1 million years old. Dim is located in the southern part of the valley of the same name. The height of the cave above sea level is 232 meters. Dim consists of two parts: the left – an area of 360 m, and the right — 50 m. This is the second largest cave in Turkey, open to the public. Bizarre forms of stalactites and stalagmites, curved configurations of stone cornices make an indelible impression. On the part of “earthen” curiosities have something to boast of and Tunisia. Its peculiar attraction — dwelling troglodytes. Troglodytes (from the Greek. troglodytes — living in a hole or cave) are people who still live in caves. In Tunisia, there is a whole city of caves — Matmata, inhabited by troglodytes, or Berbers. This troglodyte village is the oldest in Tunisia. But it is famous not only for its age. George Lucas filmed the beginning of the star wars movie. The dwellings of the troglodytes represent a deep earthen pits, which made the interior spaces and the courtyard. In Matmata there is a hotel troglodytes, imitating their home, where anyone can experience the delights of life underground. FIRE. One of the main attractions of Kemer is the famous mount Olympus. At its very foot are the ruins of the ancient city of the same name, which was built here in the III century BC in honor of the God Hephaestus. Nearby is the fiery mountain Yanartash – rock height of 230 meters. Gas escapes from its crevices. Guests of Kemer and other Turkish resorts come here to see the local beauty from the height, and also to make a small miracle – to light the mountain. If you bring a lighted lighter or a match to the crack, a small flame will light up. Don’t believe? Check it out!