From the golden lights of Budapest to the cobbled streets of the Czech Republic, the rolling hills of Bulgaria to the dramatic mountains of Slovakia, the serene shores of Poland to the charming coast of Croatia: Eastern Europe is a kaleidoscope of natural beauty. Although Eastern Europe is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, there are still many traditional spa resorts and a wealth of untouched natural beauty to discover.
A well-established spa destination is the Polish Baltic Coast with its high class spa hotels and resorts offering excellent value for money. The most popular spa resort is Kolobrzeg (also known as Kolberg) – one of the oldest towns in Poland. In addition to effective cures for aching joints, Kolobrzeg offers excellent spa and beauty treatments in attractive location by long, sandy beaches separated from the town centre by a belt of trees.
Another must-visit destination in East-Europe is the Czech Republic, home of the world-famous spa resort Karlovy Vary, where glamorous spa hotels and beautiful parks and colonnades await. Karlovy Vary is the most popular of the Czech spa resorts; however there are many others which are perfect for a spa escape, for example Frantiskovy Lazne, Marianskie Lazne or Jachymov. The mountainous regions of Czech Republic and its close neighbour Slovakia are well-known for thermal treatments such as radon baths and packs with warm therapeutic mud or peat.