Alps Wellness in Slovenia
In the Alps lies Slovenia's highest situated thermal spa Snovik. We visited the Therme Snovik in June and spent three relaxing days there. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday surrounded by nature, this is the place for you. The spa is located in a quiet side valley just outside the village of Snovik. We have also found in one of the apartments of Eco Spa a very pleasant and spacious accommodation. Our apartment consisted of a bedroom, a living room and an open kitchen with dining area. From the balcony we also had a beautiful view of the valley and the Steiner and Sanntal Alps.
The Eco Spa at the Therme Snovik
In the apartment complex and in the thermal baths, great emphasis is placed on sustainability and the protection of the environment. Both institutions pay particular attention to keeping the ecological footprint low. The spa and the Eco Spa 2008 received the international eco-label Eco Label. Healthy living, healthy nutrition and a healthy environment are prerequisites for this. Guests can take care of themselves in the apartments or they can use the restaurant of the spa.
The development to the thermal bath
The spa is a project that arose after the independence of Slovenia in its present form. Several partners from the region joined forces to develop the hot springs into a thermal bath. For a long time, however, the population in the area knew the source of water, which never froze in winter. The water was said to have healing powers in the vernacular. The people from the area still get their drinking water from a tap in Snovik because they are convinced of the healing power of the water.
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From a pond, which the village youth used, finally the thermal bath developed. With the beginning of the construction project, the water was examined. It has been found to be rich in magnesium, calcium and beneficial minerals and is excellent for drinking. 2006 received it therefore the official confirmation as a healing water. It helps with spine diseases, rheumatism and also with osteoarthritis. If you drink it for a long time, it helps with stomach and intestinal complaints.
Our stay at the spa in Snovik
We stayed overnight in Snovik to explore the beautiful surroundings of Kamnik, Tuhinj Valley and Kamniska Bistrica Valley. The spa offers the only four-star accommodation in the region with its Eco Spa. We especially liked the quiet location in the middle of nature. Walking paths lead from the spa to the surrounding mountains.
For a trip from the spa In any case, the beautiful river valley of the Kamniska Bistrica is suitable. It is only a few kilometers away, as well as the town of Kamnik and the highest alpine pasture in Slovenia, Velika Planina. Because of the bad weather we could not visit them though. The clouds hung too deep into the valley. The few hours of sunshine that were available to us, we used for the visit of the Arboretum Volcji Potok not far from Kamnik, which is also worth a visit.
Get an impression of the spa and the eco spa in Petar's video:
Destinations in Slovenia
Arrival by plane, car, bus and train
The closest airport is Ljubljana. Kamnik can be reached by bus and train. It is possible to travel to Ljublijana by train. You can ask for bus connections here:
Bus stop : Came bus
+386 1 830 94 15
Accommodation in Kamnik
Hotels and accommodation in Kamnik * You can easily book through our partner booking.com. We have stayed in a large and spacious Apartment at Apartment Resort Eco Spa Snovik * with access to Terme Snovik.
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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline