Thursday, 1 September 2016

Iwonicz Zdroj lovely resort to relax


2nd September 2016

Last weekend of August I spent in a liitle town located between mountains. It is well known Polish rewsort Iwonicz Zdroj. We were walking, relaxing and drinking mineral waters. It was a lovely weekend. 


Iwonicz-Zdrój [iˈvɔɲit͡ʂ ˈzdruj], is a town in Poland, in Subcarpathian Voivodship, in Krosno County. It has 1,831 inhabitants. It is located in the heartland of the Doły (Pits), and its average altitude is 410 metres (1,350 ft) above sea level, although there are some hills located within the confines of the city.











 Iwonicz-Zdroj is one of Poland’s oldest health resorts and spas, dating back to 1578, which was famous outside Poland already in the 18th century. The town lies in the south-eastern part of Podkarpackie voivodship, Krosno province. The town is surrounded on all sides by high mixed forest. It lies at 400 metres (1,312 feet) above sea level. This unusual location among hills of Beskid Niski, in the valley of Iwonicki Potok (Iwonicz Stream), undeniably rates Iwonicz highly among those places, which charm guests with their beauty and still immaculately clean air. The resort is at a distance of 80 kilometres (50 miles) to the south from the voivodship capital – Rzeszów, and 16 km (10 miles) from Krosno. It is about 180 km (112 miles) away from Kraków. The Iwonicz climate is described as foothills climate with properties of sub-alpine climate, what is important and advantageous in health resort treatment. The Iwonicz forests create a microclimate around the resort, regulating humidity and temperature of the air, protecting it from winds and are a source of ozone. The resort is situated in the area of the greatest insolation and lowest cloudiness in Poland, which, all-in-all makes it a perfect spot for soothing, refreshing and regenerating the body.






The greatest wealth of Iwonicz land are mineral waters and moor mud, which are natural curative agents. These are chloride-bicarbonate-sodium, fluoride, iodide, boric and bromide waters. They are mainly extracted from geological levels so called second and third Ciężkowice sandstone where they occur close to natural gas and crude oil deposits. They are used for drinking therapy, mineral baths, inhalations and production of iodide-bromine salt.
 ( wiki )

18 comments:

  1. Hello!:) It looks like just the place to take a vacation where you can cleanse your body of impurities from the inside out, by drinking the water and having spa and mud bath, and then take walks in the lovely surroundings.

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  2. It looks a wonderful place to spend time in.

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  3. This looks like a great place to stay. I would enjoy it here. Your photos are lovely!

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  4. Beautiful area in the mountains! I love the pale pink building!

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    1. The location is perfect and air is so fresh

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful place to restore your energy before heading back to work.

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    1. So that is why it is so popular evry season

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  6. I love it! Thank you for the photos of this place. Relaxing is so good and minral water too! I am drinking in the whole day. You too?I am never been in health resorts. And so high above the sea level. Super.

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    1. I love drinking mineral water because it is healthy

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  7. Looks and sounds like a great place to stay.

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    1. It is a great option to stay there

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  8. The fact alone that it was built in 1578 would interest me! It's neat how there is so much history attached to nearly everything you introduce us to in Poland. Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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    1. Bethany we are an nation so our history is very rich but so complicated and painful

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  9. What a wonderful place for a vacation! Love your photos!

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