There are a lot of warm and even hot mineral springs in the territory of Armenia. These mineral water, which pass through the thickness of soluble rocks – limestone, dolomite and magnetite, is enriched in salts and gases. Mineral springs have a wide variety of different chemical composition and thus have certain medicinal properties.
The small city of Jermuk, which features a comfortable modern layout, is one of the major resorts of Armenia. The city’s name is associated with the existing hot mineral springs here. In Armenian language these mineral water have a common word “Jermuk” (“Jerm” – in Armenian means “hot”, “warm”).
Jermuk is one of the most demanded recreational areas of Armenia. There are numerous sanatoriums here with high-quality service, which are popular not only in Armenia, but among people all over the world. The town is located in Vayots Dzor province of Armenia. It is also popular for its fresh air, waterfalls, artificial lakes, walking trails, the surrounding forests and mineral water pools.
Jermuk particularly known for its 44 healing hot springs has rich chemical composition. The main sightseeing and the most popular place among the tourists is the drinking gallery. The water temperature of hot springs is about 55°C, which by its composition and curative properties is similar to the waters of Karlovy Vary in Czechoslovakia.
Complex sanatorium treatment in Jermuk includes internal and external use of thermal water, health food, climate, physiotherapeutic procedures, mode, etc.
In Jermuk diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer), liver, biliary tract, musculoskeletal, gynecological diseases, metabolic diseases (diabetes disease) are treated.
You can choose a sanatorium, a hotel or a guesthouse. Those hospitality establishments differ by prices and services. If you prefer a high-quality hotel, then such hotels as “Armenia”, “Hyatt Place Jermuk”, “Jermuk Olympia” are perfect for you. Also there are economy class sanatoriums, such as “Central Hotel Jermuk”, “Jermuk Sanatorium Number 1” etc.
One of the nearby sights is the Gndevank Monastery, located 10 km west of Jermuk. This monastery is more than 1000 years old.
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