The most important Turkish cities for medical tourism in Turkey in 2021
Turkey is God’s paradise on earth, a country of natural goodness since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and a destination for travelers, backpackers, and seekers of knowledge, treatment and recovery from diseases. Turkey has been able to combine originality and modernity in various modern and ancient fields, in addition to its geographical location on a large area of diverse natural terrain, providing the latest services and care subsidized by the government and its municipalities. There are many Turkish cities that God has given natural elements suitable for treating patients from many diseases such as: skin diseases, rheumatism, and orthopedic diseases. These cities became famous, and sick tourists came to them from everywhere.
Among the most important Turkish cities for medical tourism for 2021: Yalova City – Dalyan City, Mugla Province – Kayseri City and Kathalki District in Kayseria City – Bolu City – Eskişehir City.
Medical tourism in the city of “Yalova” :
Yalova is located halfway between Istanbul, Bursa and Sapanca. This city is unique in its picturesque landscapes that help patients relax and recover. In addition to its many therapeutic sulfur baths, it is known worldwide as “Termal”. This place has drawn the attention of investors to invest in it and establish luxury health and tourist resorts. It is spread in many villages in Yalova.
Medical tourism in Dalian, Mugla Province
It is one of the wonderful Turkish cities located in the Turkish province of Mugla, and there are daily trips to the Koycegiz Lake, where the therapeutic mud baths are available. It is one of the most popular activities for tourists in Dalian, especially European tourists; to enjoy the therapeutic mud under the golden rays of the sun and to take a bath in the hot springs of the Sultan in the area.
Medical tourism in the city of “Kayseria”
In the city of Kayseria there is an area called “Kathalki”, which is an area where mineral water and medical mud are available, which is used to treat incurable diseases that doctors have been unable to find a treatment for. Turkish investors from the same region have exploited this place and established many multi-category hotels. About 400,000 visitors visit this place annually for the purpose of hospitalization and treatment. The city also has many medical centers for skin treatment and energy therapy.
Medical tourism in Bolu
The Turkish city of Bolu is full of hot springs at the foot of the mountains, which makes it a destination for patients seeking treatment with natural elements and aspiring to psychological calm. There are more than 1,300 thermal springs in Turkey with temperatures ranging from 20-110 degrees Celsius, and flow rates ranging from 2-500 liters per second.
Medical tourism in the city of “Eskişehir”
Eskişehir is an ancient city built in BC by the Greeks on the shores of the Borsuk River. It is about 233 km away from the city of Ankara. The city is famous for its hot water that cures many diseases. Patients resort to this type of treatment as an effective natural alternative that is not available in their country. The desire to combine treatment and relaxation, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes that are abundant in Turkey, made it a first-class tourist country.
Among the well-known cities for health tourism in Turkey:
Turkey has a large number of mineral water springs, including:
- South of Marmara region (Cities of Kınkal, Balıkesir, Yalova)
- South of the Aegean region (the cities of Izmir, Manisa, Aydin, Denizli)
- Ancient Phrygia (the cities of Kütahya, Usak, Ayşehir, Ankara)
- Central Anatolia Region (the cities of Yozgat, Karzher, Nevsehir, Nijda)
- Northern Anatolia: the cities of Amasya, Sivas, Tokat, Arzincan)
- Eastern Marmara Region: (Cities of Belek, Kocaeli)
- Western Black Sea (Cities of Bolu, Duzce, Sakarya)
In addition, the highest rate of tourist visits was recorded in the most famous Turkish cities such as Istanbul, Antalya and Ankara for hair transplantation, laser treatment, eye surgery and cosmetic dental operations. The largest number of medical tourists are in Istanbul and Antalya, among the top ten cities list. Other cities on the list: Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Mugla and Aydin.
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of tourists visiting Istanbul, Antalya and Ankara for hair transplantation and laser treatments. The number of treatments in Istanbul and Antalya is higher in the fields of eye surgery and cosmetic dentistry.