The Istrian thermal resort is situated on the northwest part of the peninsula Istria in Croatia. It is 35 km distant from Poreč, 10 km from Buzet, only 40 km far from the Italian border and 10 km from the Slovenian border. The Istrian thermal resort is settled in the untouched nature outside the city where greenery, quiet and peace offer a particular atmosphere for your perfect repose.
The Istrian thermal resort is placed at the foot of the very famous huge rock, 85 meters high, with the mineral spring Sveti Stjepan on the underside. This spring is well known for its hot water full of minerals (13 sorts), with high content of sulphur and optimal degree of radioactivity, and it has been proved scientifically and in practice that it improves treatment of chronic rheumatic diseases, dermatological diseases, upper respiratory tract diseases, gynaecological diseases and post-operative rehabilitation.
Such natural therapeutic properties of the water distinguish the Istrian thermal resort from other European thermal springs placing it at the third position of the European rank-list by the quality of water and therapeutic properties.
This spring was used early as the antique times. In its vicinity were found inscriptions in stone, ancient Roman money and jewels. The first written documents origin from 1650 when the bishop Tomassini wrote down: “A spring of hot sulphurous water rises in the forests of Motovun and flows into the river Mirna. The peasants wash themselves in the water and threat rheumatism and many diseases of the skin.”
The first analysis of the water was made early as 1858 and the results of that time are not different from the present. Then the Istrian thermal resort was known under the name “Terme Santo Stefano” and its water was recommended in the expert and scientific circles as one of the best in the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy.
After the Second World War, the Istrian thermal resort became a department for physical therapy and medical rehabilitation of the Medical Centre Pula, and in 1970 it developed into the integral part of the tourist company “Rivijera” from Poreč. A modern facility with 200 beds was built, therapeutic offer was enlarged and number of new guests from Switzerland and Italy was growing.
Today The Istrian thermal resort is privately owned and receives guests from all over the Europe who come looking for therapies and repose and want to use the greatest benefits of the mineral water.
Naziv zdravstvene ustanove:
Lječilište ISTARSKE TOPLICE
52427 Livade,Sv.Stjepan 60
Ustanova je upisana kod Trgovačkog suda u Rijeci,
Stalna služba u Pazinu, MBS 040033252.
Glavni žiro-račun otvoren kod Erste & Steiermärkische
Bank d.d. Podružnica Buzet
Žiro-račun otvoren kod Privredne banke Zagreb d.d.
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