of Turkey’s location on top of a major geothermal belt, it is among in
the top seven countries in the world for quality and quantity of thermal
springs with over 1000, with temperatures ranging from 20ºC to 110ºC.
Most are in the Marmara and Aegean regions and because of their
proximity to popular travel destinations such as Istanbul, Izmir,
Pamukkale and Marmaris, public transport is easy. Many of Turkey’s
historical places developed because of their springs, like the ancient
city of Hieropolis which was built upon the rich mineral springs of
Pamukkale, and the ancient
Lydian city of Kaunos, whose people took baths in the rich mineral mud
of Lake Koycegiz.