Sijarinska Banja has located 52 km from Leskovac, and 64 km from Nis, at the foot of Goljak Mountain, named after the scattered mountain village of Sijarina. Many historical facts testify that this region was inhabited and had an intensive life since ancient times, first during the Roman Empire, and later Byzantium.
The volcanic landscape, linked by a series of earth layers that carry a variety of ores, also has numerous deep mineral waters. In Sijarinska Banja, there are places where the flow of the heat from Earth interior to the surface estimated through thermal mineral springs. Such springs usually erupt near volcanic rocks. Here, hot mineral springs emanate from andesite, a volcanic rock formed by the eruption of lava, and flow petrifying over the surface. At just 800 meters in length, there are more than 20 springs of thermal water with different temperature, composition, and therapeutic value. These sources represent great natural wealth.
Sijarinska Banja has placed in a valley, surrounded by lush vegetation, with a subalpine climate. The Spa climate is pleasant due to surrounding hills and forests that protect the spa from strong winds, and cold air currents. Winters are mild without heavy rains and snow. It has 18 springs with a therapeutic usage with water temperature that varies from 32°C to 72 °C.
A complex of the swimming pools and fountains that have built around the hot spring Geyser reaches a height of 8 m representing a particular beauty, and attraction, unique in Europe.
Medicinal Factors and Therapeutic Indications in Sijarinska Banja
Therapies that Sijarinska Banja Institute for Rehabilitation perform is at the Geyser Hotel. Treatments of hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, kinesitherapy, peloid mud therapy, inhalations conduct in the well-equipped rooms.
- Musculoskeletal disorders (arthrosis, post-injury conditions, sciatica, lumbago, spondylosis, rheumatism)
- Gynecological diseases (sterility, inflammation)
- Pulmonary diseases (bronchitis, asthma, laryngitis)
- Kidney and urinary tract diseases (post-traumatic conditions after breaking or surgical removal of kidney stones, sand in the urethra, various urethra inflammation)
- Diseases of the bile ducts, pancreas, and liver
- Digestive tract diseases (gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis)
- Skin diseases (eczema)
- Some forms of neurosis and Psycho-physical symptoms (fatigue, exhaustion)
Tours & Activities around Spa
Sijarinska Banja offers ideal conditions for recreational sports activities and sightseeing in the surrounding area.
On the other hand, visit to Archaeological site Justiniana Prima (Empress' Town 40 km), Hydroelectric plant Vucje, with Siemens generators more than hundred years old, beautiful canyon of the Vucjanka River, and of course Leskovac, famous city for barbeque meal Leskovacki Voz (Leskovac Train) as well as great thematic exhibitions at the National Museum, are 89 km away in total.
On the south, it is not far to visit Vranje and feel the warm emotions of South Serbia. Thematic exhibitions at National Museum, The House of famous Serbian writer, Bora Stankovic, and White Bridge, imbued with a legend of the tragic love between Turkish girl and Serbian shepherd, Aisha & Stojan. Very close are two more spas, Vranjska Banja with warmest thermal springs in Europe, and Bujanovacka Banja with treatments using thermal water, Peloid medicinal mud, and the natural sources of the gas carbon dioxide with highest 98% purity in Europe. And, final stop to Monastery St. Prohor Pcinjski (Venerable Prohor of Pcinja), the second largest Serbian Orthodox Monastery after Hilandar that was built by the Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes, 118 km in total.