Balcova (Agamemnon) Thermal Hot Springs in Izmir, Turkey

One of the most well-known thermal hot springs of Turkey is the Agamemnon Thermal Springs located in Balcova, Izmir. The spa center takes its name from the famous Agamemnon of the Trojan War who used these springs as a cure center for his wounded soldiers at the Trojan War which lasted for 10 years.

The Balcova Thermal Hot Springs were also used by famous profiles like Alexander the Great and Roman Emperor Caesar too. During the Byzantine period, the thermal springs were abandoned. After the Ottoman acquirance of the Izmir region, the thermal springs were renovated in 1415. After the final renovation and modernization of the thermal springs, the facility took current situation. This final modernization was soon discovered and approved by the Scandinavian Governmental and Private Health Organizations. Because of this, Balcova Thermal Therapy Springs is especially very popular among the North European visitors.

This popular historic spa center has signed an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Health which as a result some 1,000 Norwegian patients visit the Balcova Thermal therapy Center every year. 95% of treatment success rate mostly against rheumatism is achieved.