Vrnjačka Banja has been famous for its curative spas and holistic healing traditions since AD 2. It is home to the world’s only hot spring that shares the exact temperature as the average human body (36.5°C). Ordinarily, the town attracts thousands of health-seekers annually looking to take to the same therapeutic waters as the ancient Romans, 19th-century socialites and communist bigwigs before them. Budget health treatments are also widely available. In addition, getting there is a breeze, with bus routes operating constantly from Belgrade and Niš.
Located 200 kilometres from Belgrade, in the valley of the West Morava River, it’s shadowed by the Goč mountain which is a short 9 km from the spa and a place where winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy skiing on two 500 meter long tracks, spanning a width of 62 meters wide. Goč mountain is also known for its ideal conditions that support other recreational sports and activities all year round.
Vrnjačka Banja is blessed with lush vegetation. Due to it being located within the forest and mountainous ranges of Kopaonik, it’s mostly covered in linden trees. In addition, there are plenty of evergreen trees and pine trees that add to the lasting fresh forest scents that permeate the air.
Visitors can benefit from the large number of wellness centres in Vrnjačka Banja, as well as explore some of the local sites including the medieval Serbian monasteries – Studenica, Žiča, Gradac, Sopoćane, Đurđeva Stupova, as well as discover the remains of the fortresses Ras, Maglič, Brvenik and Koznik.
In addition to the spa facilities, saunas and swimming pools, the town also houses active congressional halls.