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Vats Truskavets

A great place for comprehensive rehabilitation and incredible relaxation is the famous Truskavets city, located in the Drohobych district of Lviv region.

Truskavets is a very popular large spa resort with a long history. More than 1 million tourists and holidaymakers come to this small town of less than 30,000 people every year. All of them find maximum comfort and relaxation in the picturesque town, which is located in the Vorotyshche River valley at an altitude of 384 metres at the foot of the majestic Carpathians.

The main factor that attracts people here for health and relaxation is the unique local mineral water springs. The mineral waters of Truskavets are a brand of Ukraine that glorifies it around the world.

Чани Трускавець

Rest in Truskavets

The city’s tourist infrastructure is developing rapidly. Nowadays, the city is in no way inferior to well-known European balneological resorts. Tourists and holidaymakers are extremely pleased with the local modern and comfortable sanatoriums, ski slopes, parks, ponds and lakes, a dolphinarium, clean air and the surrounding incredibly beautiful nature with picturesque forests.

Of great interest to tourists is the ancient history of Truskavets and its surroundings. To do this, you should definitely book an excursion to visit the most famous local attractions and museums.

The incredibly powerful healing effect of the Truskavets resort should definitely be multiplied by visiting the local vats. Thanks to the mineral waters, their healing power is many times greater than that of many others locations with vats in the Carpathians.

The temperature in Truskavets now:

8.7o C   |   47.6o F

Truskavets on the map

Truskavets is a well-known balneological resort of pan-European significance. The city offers everything you need for both luxury and budget holidays at any time of the year. Truskavets is located in the Drohobych district of Lviv region among the healing springs of unique mineral water in the picturesque foothills of the Carpathians.

Vat therapy in Truskavets

These days, vats are becoming an even more popular way to improve your health and relaxation every year. The city of Truskavets is not immune to this trend.

Many people believe that vats have the same effect on the body as baths and saunas. In both cases, it is a combination of high and low temperatures affecting the human body. But still, bathing in vats has its own specifics.

For maximum comfort and health benefits when bathing in vats, you should follow a few simple rules:

  1. Before immersing yourself in the vat, take a shower.
  2. Also, do not forget to remove all metal jewellery before the procedure, as jewellery metals have a very fast temperature transfer, which can cause significant discomfort during the entire procedure.
  3. Then you should gradually and smoothly reach the middle of the vat, take a comfortable position and begin the bathing process and relax.

Unlike saunas and baths, which are located indoors, vats are mostly located outdoors. This makes it possible to enjoy the surrounding nature in a relaxed atmosphere of communication with family or friends. Most vats are designed for up to 8 people to bathe at the same time.

The water in the vat is gradually heated by a fire, and after a while you should get out of it and dive into the cold water or wipe yourself with white snow. If there is no snow, you will have to use cold water to cool down. Cold water can be placed differently in each location with vats. It can be a bucket for dousing, a tub of water (you can immerse yourself completely or use a special mug), a swimming pool, a container of cold water that looks like a vat, or a natural body of water in the form of a stream, river or lake.

Then you can return to the vat and continue bathing. Bathing and cooling should be alternated every 15 minutes.

In the vat, the body is warmed not by steam or heated air, but by hot water, which is gradually heated from 35/36 to 45 degrees Celsius. The water is heated to the desired temperature simply by throwing wood into the fire of a closed stove, which is mostly located below (under the vat). Visitors feel as if they are being cooked in a giant cauldron. But there is no need to worry, as the vat is designed in such a way as not to cause any harm to the people inside. And the owners closely monitor the temperature of the water.

Most vats are made of cast iron. The choice of this material is not accidental. The fact is that cast iron heats up for a long time and is able to retain heat for a long time.

During bathing in the vats, it is allowed to immerse the heart and head in hot water for a short period of time. This is done to normalise the body’s temperature regime.

One session of bathing in a vat on average lasts from 1 to 2 hours. This time is quite enough to get the maximum healing effect for the human body.

After bathing in the vat, you should take a warm shower. All locations with vats in Truskavets are equipped with comfortable changing rooms with showers, where it is always warm, there are clean sheets, towels and slippers.

When choosing a vat for bathing, you should achieve maximum comfort and benefit from this procedure. The ideal bathing tub should allow you to lie or sit comfortably with your back leaning on it at an angle so that the water covers your body along the line of your heart.

If you have a tub that is narrowed to the top and has a small angle of inclination, you have to sit almost vertically with the water up to your neck. Bathing in such a vat puts additional stress on the heart, which can offset the benefits of the procedure. At this point, you should pay attention and choose the most comfortable vats that have a good fit of the benches inside.

Bathing in Truskavets vats is a great combination of health benefits and pleasant sensations. It is worth trying it at least once rather than hearing from friends and seeing their Instagram stories hundreds of times.

In general, vats allow you to achieve maximum relaxation of the body and mind, helping you to forget about any stress and anxiety, which makes them so popular.

Vats of Truskavets today

There are a large number of different locations with vats in and around Truskavets. Everyone can choose the most suitable option for themselves, both in terms of service and location, as well as prices. In local vats, the owners follow all the rules and traditions of this healing procedure and try to take into account the wishes and tastes of their customers as much as possible.

The vast majority of vats in Truskavets are located outdoors overlooking the local picturesque nature. This makes it possible to simultaneously bathe in a healing vat, breathe incredibly fresh crystal clear air and take unique photo shoots against the backdrop of local nature.

Thanks to the use of water from mineral springs, the vats in Truskavets have great healing power. The water is thoroughly purified and filtered before being fed into the vats. The healing properties of Truskavets vats are complemented by the addition of decoctions of mint, bird cherry, sage, nettle, rosemary and other medicinal herbs. In addition to herbs, coniferous extracts, citrus fruits, wild berries, rose petals, and even milk (” Cleopatra’s bath”) are often added to the vats. Owners of vats can use other combinations of filling vats with a variety of essential oils and other additives, depending on the wishes of the guests and the owners’ capabilities.

Most of these additives help to achieve maximum relaxation and calmness after daily stress.

Bathing in Truskavets vats is a good way to:

  • improvement of blood circulation;
  • calming the nervous system;
  • overcoming insomnia;
  • Improving the musculoskeletal system;
  • rejuvenation of the body;
  • strengthening the immune system;
  • positive impact on the general condition of the body.

The vats of Truskavets are located in the midst of an extremely popular health resort area. This provides an excellent opportunity to combine treatment with local mineral waters, numerous medical procedures in local sanatoriums with bathing in vats. The most popular locations with vats in Truskavets are Konvaliya and Khyzhyna Spa.


Чан «Конвалія» у Трускавці


Address: 55 Pomiretska St., Truskavets, Drohobych district, Lviv region.

Working hours: from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Prices for a holiday in a vat: from 2000 UAH for 2 hours.

Konvaliya Sanatorium is one of the best options for accommodation and recreation in Truskavets. The infrastructure of the sanatorium is equipped to the highest European standards.

Holidaymakers are impressed by the amazingly beautiful territory of the Konvaliya sanatorium, which is spread over 4.5 hectares and surrounded by picturesque forest plantations. The real pearls of the sanatorium complex are the picturesque lakes, on the shores of which there are gazebos for relaxation and fishing. In summer, you can swim and go catamaran boating in the lakes.

At the disposal of holidaymakers in the sanatorium “Konvaliya”:

  • various medical procedures;
  • private car park;
  • gym;
  • summer sports and recreation complex;
  • billiards;
  • table tennis;
  • football pitch;
  • disco club;
  • speleocamera;
  • pump room with healing mineral water;
  • bathhouse;
  • vat;
  • modern conference room;
  • trout fisherman;
  • restaurant “”Hata Rybaka”” and a dining room with 3 meals a day.

Accommodation for tourists and holidaymakers at the Konvaliya sanatorium is provided by two three-storey dormitory buildings, five two-storey buildings and two wooden cottages.

As a sanatorium, Konvaliya is recommended for holidaymakers with urological, pulmonary, endocrine, orthopaedic, neurological, rheumatological and gastroenterological diseases.

Every year, thousands of people with chronic liver and biliary diseases, chronic gastritis, enterocolitis, pancreatitis, urolithiasis, chronic pyelonephritis and non-tuberculous cystitis, table diathesis, diabetes mellitus, gout, and obesity are treated here. In addition, the Konvaliya sanatorium effectively rehabilitates people who live or have moved from radioactively contaminated areas.

A vat is a great complement to all treatment and preventive procedures at the Konvaliya sanatorium.

For the vat, the Konvaliya sanatorium uses pure spring water or health-improving hydrogen sulphide water from a local source. A positive effect of bathing in this vat is a general improvement in well-being, better blood circulation, immunity, normalisation of skin, joints and blood pressure.

The vat at the Konvaliya sanatorium (Truskavets) is an excellent method of healing and relaxation.

Чани «Хижина СПА» у Трускавці

«Khyzhyna SPA»

Address: 29A Boryslavska Street, Truskavets, Drohobych district, Lviv region.

Working hours: for those not staying at the hotel – from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Prices for a holiday in a vat: from UAH 800 per 1 hour.

This design hotel has everything you need for a wonderful, varied holiday. It offers a free cinema, a wellness centre, a sun terrace and comfortable rooms with original interior design.

The hotel has an excellent restaurant with delicious European and Ukrainian dishes, as well as a bar with incredible cocktails.

The hotel’s spa centre with Charcot shower, pearl bath, steam bath, massage and indoor swimming pool is extremely popular among holidaymakers.

The main highlight of the spa is the magnificent 6-person Jacuzzi. Located under an open-air canopy, surrounded by vegetation and vines, it creates the impression of an exotic holiday in the tropical jungle. Reviews of its visit are extremely positive.

Prices in 2024 for vats in Truskavets

For those who want to try the vats of Truskavets, the prices in 2024 are quite affordable and accessible.

💦 Vats 💳 Price
“Konvaliya” (Truskavets) from 2000 UAH for 2 hours (up to 8 people)
“Khyzhyna SPA” (Truskavets) from 800 UAH for 1 hour (up to 6 people)
“Visit” (Truskavets) from 1100 UAH for 2 hours (up to 4 people)
“Marevo” (Oriv village) from 1200 UAH for 2 hours (up to 4 people), from 1500 UAH for 2 hours (up to 6 people) – prices for residents
“Shepilska” (Dovholuka village) from 1000 UAH for 1 hour (up to 4 people)
“Kozatsky chan” (Drohobych) from 800 UAH for 1 hour (up to 4 people)

How to get to Truskavets?

Truskavets is a fairly easily accessible resort in terms of transport links. You can get here by rail, bus, car or transfer.

Truskavets has its own railway station, where trains from Lviv, Kyiv and Dnipro arrive daily.

As for the buses, the geography of routes is even wider and is represented by such cities as Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Kosiv, Kolomyia, Drohobych, Kovel, Chisinau (Moldova) and Wroclaw (Poland).

You can get to Truskavets from Kyiv by car by following the Kyiv-Chop highway (M 06), passing through Lviv, and then, near the village of Pisochna, turn right to the T 1402 highway, which leads to the resort itself.

A transfer is a fairly comfortable way to get to Truskavets. This service can be easily booked with many local carriers.

Regardless of the type of transport you use to get to the famous Truskavets resort, a holiday there is a real explosion of positive emotions and recovery.

🧡 Your rest in Truskavets will be one of the best and will be remembered for a lifetime!

The city of Truskavets has a huge selection of various sanatoriums, hotels, hostels and private sector accommodation where you can comfortably stay and relax.

Hotels and sanatoriums

For accommodation and recreation “without leaving the cash register”, you should choose local sanatoriums. The cost of accommodation starts at 726 UAH per day per person.

Fans of entertainment and tours usually choose local hotels. Prices for accommodation in them are slightly cheaper than in sanatoriums and start at 486 UAH for a double room.

If you have a strong desire to save money on accommodation, you should choose hostels in Truskavets, where there are options starting at UAH 380 per room.

Курортно-готельний комплекс «Свитязь»
25 Sukhovolya St., Truskavets
+380 ....
from 1780₴/day

But the most economical place to stay is in private sector. In addition to the low prices for accommodation, you can prepare your own meals in a kitchen equipped to the highest standards, which allows you to save on food costs. Prices for accommodation in the private sector of Truskavets start at UAH 300 per day.

Котедж «Перлина Трускавця»
9 Stepan Bandera St., Truskavets
+380 ....
from 6700₴/day

Where to eat?

Cafes and restaurants in Truskavets offer holidaymakers and tourists incredibly tasty dishes made from environmentally friendly local products. The famous Dolce Vita, Trembita and Veranda restaurants are Truskavets’ culinary specialities.

First of all, it is worth visiting the wonderful family restaurant of Italian cuisine Dolce Vita. It is located in the centre of the city. This wonderful place has two halls for 30 seats, one VIP hall for 10 people and a cosy terrace. The real highlight of this restaurant is the wonderful romantic interior with images of Venice in the evening.

Another great place to eat in the centre of Truskavets is the Veranda restaurant. It can be found next to the Mykhailo Bilas Museum. Here, you can enjoy the excellent taste of Ukrainian, European and Mediterranean dishes at very affordable prices.

For those who want to eat while admiring the picturesque wooded nature, the Trembita restaurant on the outskirts of Truskavets is a great option. This restaurant has a large banquet hall, summer gazebos and live music. The menu of this restaurant is characterised by a wide selection of traditional Ukrainian and European dishes. Service at Trembita is at the level of the best European standards.

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What else to see in Truskavets?

There are many interesting places in Truskavets that tourists should visit.

First of all, it is worth visiting the  “Museum of the Truskavets resort town” and the Museum of People’s Artist of Ukraine Mikhail Bilas. They will help you learn more about the history and culture of the resort town.

It is also worth admiring the most famous sights of the city: the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kluberg’s Villa, and the Christ the Saviour sculpture.

For walks in Truskavets, you should definitely visit the resort park “Adamivka” and the Truskavka Lend family recreation park.

Romantic couples often go to the local Zlata cinema with an incredible silver-covered screen after a walk in the beautiful parks of Truskavets, or visit Truskavets nightclubs.

For beach lovers, the Kozatsky Khutor entertainment complex with a beautiful lake and an artificial beach is located near Truskavets.

In winter, skiing enthusiasts can easily reach the nearby Bukovytsia resort with its new comfortable slopes from Truskavets.

The best and most exciting entertainment for children in Truskavets is the famous Oscar Dolphinarium. Thousands of children visit it every year, watching the tricks of dolphins and seals with delight. In addition, you can visit a terrarium with many exotic representatives of tropical fauna.

Truskavets has excellent conditions for the treatment of children with cerebral palsy, the consequences of injuries and diseases of the central nervous system, motor development delays, autism and other autism spectrum disorders, etc. For this purpose, the Kozyavkin International Rehabilitation Clinic is the best choice for rehabilitation of children with special needs.

The list of places and locations in Truskavets that are worth visiting is only expanding every year, increasing the opportunities for a great and varied holiday.

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Вілла Клюберга у Трускавці
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Чани Трускавець
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Popular questions

What are the prices for vats in Truskavets?
Prices for vats differ depending on the location, for example,Konvaliya vats (Truskavets) - from UAH 2000 for 2 hours (up to 8 people), Khyzhyna Spa vats (Truskavets) - from UAH 800 for 1 hour (up to 6 people).
What are the most popular vats in Truskavets?
The most popular hotels in Truskavets are Konvaliya and Khyzhyna Spa.
Who is not suitable for the vat procedure?
For most people, vats are a great way to improve their health. But like any medical procedure, they have their contraindications. In most cases, if people feel unwell after taking a bath, the same story repeats itself in the case of bathing in vats. An interesting fact is that in some cases, people feel unwell when they visit a bath or sauna, but they can tolerate bathing in vats. In any case, you should take into account the opinion of doctors and not bathe in vats if you have hypertension, cardiac diseases, liver and kidney diseases, increased seizure readiness, bronchial asthma, tuberculosis, thyrotoxicosis, cancer and endocrine pathologies, as well as allergic reactions to medicinal herbs, essential oils and other substances added to the vats. It is worth checking with the owners of the vats in advance about the water composition of the vats.

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