hidden europe 26

Muddy waters

by hidden europe


Nicolai Gogol's Ukrainian connections come under the spotlight as we stop off at the spa town of Saky in the Crimea region.

The curative regimes at Bad Saarow (see the feature left) focused on the supposed therapeutic qualities of peaty mud. Another town that established a reputation in the same field was Saky, a resort overlooking Kalamita Bay in the Ukrainian Crimea region. The so-called mud hospital in Saky was established in 1827 and is still in operation today. And Saky remains a hugely popular year-round destination for Russians searching for relaxation.

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