When you travel from Köyceğiz and go to Ekincik through Hamitköy you will see a
sign saying Sultaniye Thermal Spring. You travel for 500 metres further in from
the sign to get there.
You can also get there by boats that run daily from Köyceğiz,
Ekincik. Some of the boat tours also stop at or go to the hot spring. In the
region you will hear many stories of how people that were brought in a wheel
chair or on a stretcher were healed and walked after a series of 21 curing
treatments. We will leave it to you whether to believe these tales or not.
However, we can cite you a certain fact and that is that the Sultaniye thermal
waters have the highest level of radioactivity of all of Turkey’s hot springs.
The water is 39 degrees celcius and contains calcium chlorine, calcium sulphate,
calcium sulphurous and radon.
The waters are believed to be good for rheumatism, sciatica, certain skin
diseases and women’s diseases. However, it is also famed for its restorative
powers due to high level of radioactivity.
The spas are said to been first opened by the Kaunos locals some 2000 years ago.
The remains of a hospital in the area has proved this date to be right. In those
years it was very popular as it was supposed to improve sexual power. The spring
water, coming next to the large source of thermal water, when drunk was believed
to cure various internal diseases.