Lake Syvash is a unique phenomenon of Europe’s nature. There are only three similar places in the world: the Kara-Bogaz-Gol Bay, the Great Salt Lake in the United States and the Dead Sea in the Middle East.
Syvash is connected to the Sea of Azov by the Henichesk Strait. Lake consists of a large system of shallow lagoons with peninsulas and islands. It lookes like a complex labyrinth of bays and straits with amazing coaslines. Due to shallow waters, sun heat and intense water evaporation, water of Syvash lake becomes very salty to a point that salt crystallizes. The deepest place is about 3 meters.
The Syvash area is a wetland of international importance.
There are a couple of salt lakes nearby. One of them has already received a nickname “Dead lake” – like the Dead Sea on the Israel – Jordan boarder, only smaller. The concentration of salt in the lake is so high that you can easily float on its surface. This is a truly unique experience. It is possible due to greatly increased density of salty water.
After a swim in the waters of the lake, your skin will regenerate much quicker – all scratches and wounds on the skin surface will heal faster. The healing properties of the salt lake’s water are associated with the increased iodine content.
Don’t be surprised when you see people covered with mud near the lakes. This is treatment mud, a therapeutic bathing. You can also find treatment peloid on some lakes. There are only three such places in the world: the Great Salt Lake in the USA, the Dead Sea in Israel and the gulf in Central Asia.
The thermal spring of mineral water is located on the outskirts of Schastlivtseve village, next to the “Dnipro” spa center. It’s located on the territory of the “Inter Medical Eco City” complex. Water with a temperature of up to 70 degrees Celsius flows from the spring. It flows further through three shallow basins and gradually cools down. This mineral water is recommended for treatment of cardiovascular diseases, issues with central nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, chronic inflammatory diseases, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine and metabolic disorders as well as skin diseases. Taking mineral baths also helps with wound healing.