Harkany

Why Harkány?

Harkány, the health resort known throughout Europe lies in the southwestern section of Hungary, 25 km far from Pécs. It is protected from northerly winds at the foot of Villány Mountains in a picturesque environment.

Harkány, the health resort known throughout Europe lies in the southwestern section of Hungary, 25 km far from Pécs. It is protected from northerly winds at the foot of Villány Mountains in a picturesque environment.
However, this is not primarily its pleasant climate that makes Harkány such an attractive tourist destination. The city is famous for sulphurous medicinal water, which is suitable to cure numerous diseases. This place is a well-known spa and resort almost 200 years ago.
The spa, which began to develop in the 1950s, and the rheumatism hospital founded in 1955 established the professional medical foundations of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. The physicians working in the hospital later discovered the sulphurous water’s mitigating effect on the symptoms of psoriasis, as well as its medical effects on chronic gynaecological inflammations. Their findings are supported by the fact that tens of thousands of patients have been healed and become symptom-free in the last 50 years.