27 February, 2022

Balneological Resorts in Georgia

Category: Interesting Places

Georgia is rich in mountain and lowland resorts with healing properties. The abundance of resorts is logical, considering the climatic conditions of the country and more than 2,000 healing waters found in the area. Mineral waters are the most effective way to deal with various diseases.

Balneotherapy or treatment with mineral waters is one of the most popular procedures and has a great impact on the human body. The name "balneotherapy" is derived from the Latin word balneum - bath, bathing and from the Greek word therapy - treatment. Despite the country's balneological resources and useful features of the resorts, medical tourism is still in the process of development. Spa resorts, sanatoriums, hotels, and spa centers, regularly offer balneotherapy and various types of rehabilitation-preventive services to locals and foreign guests.

If you want the refreshment procedures or just get rid of the daily routine, we offer several major balneological resorts in Georgia.


Tskaltubo is one of the most famous resorts in Georgia. The main healing factor of Tskaltubo resort is radon-rich thermal mineral water, which cures about 60 diseases. Tskaltubo spa resort has individual programs according to which you will be prescribed therapeutic baths, massage, physiotherapy, or other procedures.

Tskaltubo Spa Resort is located 15 km away from Kutaisi.

Tskaltubo was considered a healing place back in the XII-XIII centuries. Tskaltubo was granted the status of a balneological resort in 1920 when it became state-owned. Many famous people have had vacations here, including Joseph Stalin, who had a personal room. It is a resort of global importance. Tskaltubo is located in western Georgia at 95-120 meters above sea level. If there truly exists a "spring of immortality" somewhere, a real, not fairytale one - it flows out of the Tskaltubo land. Here come the people with several diseases, who can not walk independently. After a treatment course consisting of 25-30 baths, they forget that they were brought to Tskaltubo on a stretcher.

In Tskaltubo resort special techniques for taking a bath are used. The peculiarity of taking a bath is that the treatment is carried out constantly in running water, thus the water fully retains its physicochemical and healing properties and temperature.

Tskaltubo healing water has long been a symbol of healthy living. The debit of mineral water varies depending on the time of year and is about 13-15 million liters in 24 hours. The natural temperature of the water (+ 33°C; -35°C) allows using it without heating. Water in the baths flows directly from the springs, without the use of pumps. Thus water constantly maintains its physicochemical and healing properties and the temperature does not contain toxic substances. Consequently, the age of the vacationers is not limited either.

At the resort, it is possible to treat diseases such as diseases of the extremities, peripheral nervous system, heart and blood vessels, metabolic disorders, skin, endocrine system, and gynecological diseases.

Tbilisi Balneological Resort

Tbilisi Baneological Resort is one of the most famous spa resorts in Georgia. It is a medical diagnostic and rehabilitation facility equipped with natural healing factors. Basically, the healing and rehabilitation procedure includes healing-mineral-sulfur water and healing mud services.

Tbilisi has been known for its healing sulfur waters in ancient times. In the second half of the 19th century, according to research, it was confirmed that Tbilisi's mineral waters could be used for medical purposes. Based on this, the Tbilisi Balneological Resort was established in 1938. The resort area covers about 400 hectares.

Tbilisi Balneological resort is located in an easily accessible location in the center of the capital. The resort is bordered on the northeast and east by the river Mtkvari and 300 Aragveli Park, on the west and southwest by the Tbilisi Botanical Garden, and on the south by the Tabor hill and Krtsanisi.

On the resort, it is possible to treat several diseases, such as cardiological, peripheral neurological, urological, endocrinological, dermatological, pediatric, gynecological, and musculoskeletal diseases.

Sairme Resort

Sairme is a famous resort with healing mineral and thermal waters. It is distinguished by the great number of tourists, especially during the winter. In addition, Sairme is the largest resort in Europe. There are 4 different types of healing and one thermal water that cures many diseases such as urinary and biliary stones, metabolic disorders, and gastrointestinal diseases.

Sairme is located in Baghdati municipality, western Georgia. The resort has a modern spa and wellness center and hotel, where thermal procedures are carried out through thermal waters. In addition, Sairme has sulfur baths which is an ideal therapy for physical and mental health.

Sairme includes many types of activities. The resort has outdoor and indoor pools that are supplied with thermal water. There is a zip line for sports enthusiasts and not only for them.

The resort is surrounded by mixed forests of many hectares - spruce, European yew, beech, lime, chestnut, and elm. It has a humid subtropical climate. Winters are mild and temperate, relatively warm, and summers are cool.

A study conducted in 1912 discovered the healing properties of the mineral waters of Sairme. It was after this that Sairme was officially granted the status of a resort in the 1930s.


Borjomi is a balneological and climatic resort in Eastern Georgia. The administrative center of Borjomi Municipality is located 800-900 m above sea level, on the banks of the Mtkvari, Gurjareti water, and Borjomula. The city is bordered on the east by Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

The climate is transitional between the mountain and the lowlands. There are large forests around that enrich the air with ozone. The air is clean and transparent, the daily temperature is moderately variable. It is the climate and Borjomi mineral waters that created the conditions for curing complex diseases.

Borjomi mineral water springs were discovered as early as the beginning of the first millennium BC. This is evidenced by the 7 stone baths discovered in the XX century. It seems that at that time Borjomi water was used for baths too and not just for drinking. Archaeological material excavated in Borjomi proves that mineral water was used until the end of the 16th century. Medieval clay pipes were found connected to some of the springs of Borjomi. As a result of the wars of the XVI-XVIII centuries, the existence of springs was long forgotten, and the places where these springs are located were abandoned. "Borjomi" mineral water of volcanic origin from the city-resort of the same name, which according to information sources is more than 1500 years old, has been very popular for many years. It flows out from a depth of 8 to 10 kilometers through the pressure of natural gas, carbon dioxide. Unlike many other mineral waters, it can not withstand the cooling of the ground and rises to the surface in a warm form (38-41°С). Before flowing out it enriches with 60 different minerals found in the Caucasus Mountains.

Lopota Spa Resort

Lopota Lake Spa Resort is a great place to relieve fatigue and stress, to relax and unwind. Lopota Lake Spa Resort offers views of the lake and deciduous forest. At the resort, you can enjoy spa and wellness treatments, and engage in fitness, activities, or relaxation. You can plan a vacation at the resort to escape from city life and relax in peace.

Lopota Lake Resort & Spa is located in Kakheti, in the region of winemaking and viticulture, 2-hour drive from Tbilisi. The resort has a gym for lovers of a healthy lifestyle. You can also enjoy swimming in both indoor and outdoor areas. At the resort, you can plan conference meetings or events, organize a party or just book a place in the restaurant where you can taste Georgian or European dishes with a perfect view.

There is a tourist place at the resort, where travelers interested in Georgian traditions can get acquainted with the procedure of making Georgian wine and taste real Georgian wine.

For those who want to improve their health, unwind and recharge with positive energy, the resort programs include yoga, spa, and wellness procedures.


The resort Nunisi is located in Kharagauli Municipality and is famous for its mineral waters with balneological properties. The resort has been operating since 1856 and is located in the south-eastern part of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, at the foot of the Likhi Range, at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level.

The unique microclimate of Nunisi is created by mixed, deciduous, and coniferous forests. The river Nunisi flows in the resort.

Resting here is especially useful for those who suffer from diseases of the skin and nervous system. It is also possible to drink Zvare mineral water here. Zvare water is believed to have healing properties and balance low acidity.

In spring, during the flowering of pines and spruces, the climate of Nunisi has a special healing effect.


Ureki is an urban-type settlement in the Ozurgeti region. It is located on the Black Sea coast, 4 km south of the confluence of the Supsa River and 20 km south of Poti. The natural healing factors are the mild climate of the seaside town and the sea itself.

Winters here are very mild and snow-free, and summers are very warm. The beach sand contains a significant amount of magnetic iron, which is considered an additional healing factor.

The resort is active all year round and is used to treat diseases such as diseases of the circulatory system, nervous system, and respiratory system (non-tuberculous), disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, bile, and urinary tract, and metabolism.


Grigoleti, like Ureki, is one of the outstanding seaside resorts located in Guria, on the Black Sea coast, at 3 m above sea level. Its area is covered with perennial pine trees. The coastline is covered with magnetic sand with healing properties, which has the best balneological properties for healing bones and joints.

The physical and geographical location of Grigoleti, the conditions for weather formation, and the proximity of the warm Black Sea create a humid subtropical climate in this region. The average duration of sunshine here is 1800-2000 hours per year.

Grigoleti's location is associated with the legend. The resort is located on the Black Sea coast, in the southwestern part of the Colchis Lowland, where, according to ancient legend, the Golden Fleece was situated and the beautiful Medea lived. The place is located 10 km away from the port city of Poti. The resort is bordered by the emerald sea from the west and mountains from the east.

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