|Ukraine has a wide diversity of natural health-improvement resources, many of them being unique. Among the latter are the Crimean south coast with its sub-tropical climate and evergreen vegetation, hydrosulfuric spas, Truskavets' mineral water Naftusya, Kuyalnik's medicinal mud and many others. Health centers of Ukraine provide treatment for almost all diseases.
Thus, Crimea is one of the unique places on earth, a nature's generous gift of ample curative and health-improving facilities. The most popular is the southern coast with the world-famous Yalta-resort in its center. Stretched over dozen kilometers it comprises such big towns, as Alushta and Alupka and a chain of smaller ones: Gurzuf, Partenit, Livadia, Gaspra, Koreiz, Miskhor, Simeiz, Foros. These resorts are situated in the area of excellent climatic conditions. Subtropical vegetation, proximity of the sea and chain of mountains protecting the coast, - all this provides settled weather conditions which are easy to adapt to. The salubrious ionized air, saturated with oxygen help cure patients with specific respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological diseases. Tours to Ai-Petri peak, Uchan-Su waterfall, the Nikitsky Botanical Garden, Massandra Park, yacht and boat cruises on the sea enjoy the same popularity among tourists.
The western coast houses Evpatoria and Saki spas of mineral water, salt and mud lakes. These resorts belong to the vast area with curative facilities where the main health-improving factors are the sunshine and sea, air and sand, brine and mud of the salt lakes, as well as mineral water of the hot springs.
Nykolaiv-Kherson region is well known for its steppes, natural preserves, sunshine and far-stretched beaches of the Black and Azov Seas. Ochakov, Skadovsk, Lazurnoe, Gopri resorts provide medical treatment for patients with heart, nerve and lung diseases. There are quite a number of health-resorts on the coast of two seas in Kherson's region that can be named golden with no exaggeration. And for those who wish to combine health-improving with learning and fun there are numerous historical landmarks and natural preserves, whether it is the remains of the Greek settlements or the Askania Nova Natural Preserve, a world-known place were wild animals from Africa, Australia and South America well adapted for the climate of the southern Ukraine live their free life in the sanctuary steppe.
Zakarpattya (the western Carpathians) region is another major rest and recreation area rich in natural and health-improving resources. Splendid climate, mountain air and mineral water create perfect conditions for recreation and health-improving. Spas and tourist camps are situated in the most picturesque corners of the land: in the river-valleys, near lakes with crystal clear water, at mountains foothills, surrounded by wild forest.
The main curative factor of the region is springs of hydrocarbonate-sodic and hydrocarbonate-chloride-sodic mineral water. Among the most popular brands of mineral waters produced there are Polyana kvasova, Polyana kupel, Luzhanska. Curative natural factors and up-to-date medical facilities allow successful treatment of the digesting diseases as well as those of metabolism, cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Morshin is no less famous resort of the Prykarpattya, situated in a beautiful valley among the pine and leafy forest. The major curative factors of the place are mineral waters of unique chemical contents and density, marsh mud and earth wax.
Myrhorod mineral water is the unique water that springs out on the earth surface from the crystalline rocks that brought a cozy and restful town in Poltava region the wide popularity beyond the borders of the country. This water is clear, nice to the taste and is of the same temperature - +20įC- all the year round. Myrhorod specializes in treatment of metabolism, diseases of digesting and other systems. In terms of its contents the water of Myrhorod is close to that of Baden-Baden.
The above-mentioned sites are the most well-known and popular resorts of Ukraine, yet, there are many other health-improving facilities all throughout Ukraine, among which are Slavyansk, Berezovski mineral waters and resorts of Volyn region, just to name a few.