Spa Sokobanja

sokobanjaSituated on the slopes of the mountains of Ozren and Rtanj, surronded by natural soutces of oxigen and ozone, on the banks of sometimes peaceful and sometimes rapid noisy river Moravica – lies Sokobanja.

This urban point shoving a number of evidence of its long oxistence is now the center of the first ecological municipality in Serbia. Altitude of Sokobanja, negative ionization of air, natural crossing point of mild winds above the town, and the abundant springs of thermal waters offer a magical experience. The experience has in a most appropriate manner been expressed by Serbian famous comedist Branislav Nušić:

“Sokobanja Sokograd – one comes old and leaves young.”

Nušić and many other important people, such as the winner of the Nobel Prize, writer Ivo Andrić, have always returned to Sokobanja till the end of their lives.

Sokobanja is a holiday heaven. An active one, of course. Whether you will decide to walk around the spa from shade in summer, or from scenery to scenery in spring, fall or winter; whether you will choose your favourite sport, or go to the pool, to the river, to the nearby Bovansko Lake for a swim and to enjoy fishing, in the mountain to find some sweetsmelling medicinal herbs, with which these slopes are the richest in Europe, for your own home pharmacy; whether you will visit the library, chess club, museum, gallery, caffee, find some night entertainment… All the time you will be filling your lungs with oxigen, your step getting brisker and brisker, repiration easier, you will be relaxing and resting…

Preparations of athletes are different. Check why is it that more and more athletes and young people come to Sokobanja? Resting in the spa or sports training,without noticing it, you are improving your immunity system – enabling your organism to defend itself, you are resting while taking care of your personal hearth prevention …Finally, for the sick and convelescents from illness, surgery or injury who need rehabilitation.                                                

Sokobanja is the place for their wishes to come true.

Every fourth among the 150 medical workers employed in the hospital is a doctor – specijalist.This hospital is a scientific and edukational platform of the Medical Faculty of the Niš University.
The natural factor – the air – along with the well equipped hospital laboratories and offices, baths for thermal and hypotermal water hidrotherapy, natural inhalators and apparatus inhalation, expert personell…
Hospital “Sokobanja” has five accomodation buildings with 560 beds in suites and rooms with one, two or more beds. Food is prepared following dietitian recipes. It originates from the surrounding villages and is produced extensively – i. e. It is ecologically clean.

We are only 234 km far from Belgrade, and 60 km far from Niš.

Come to rest; restore your health, for a treatment… In any case you will return home fresher, stronger, in better health… And sure you will want to come to visit us again.


Diseases of raspiratory organs with and adults:
– Bronchial asthma, acute and chronical bronchitis, sinusitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis,respiratory, insufficiency, postpneumonic states, other frequent, respiratory infections and alergical manifestations, especially with children;

Rheumatic diseases
-Rheumatism of peripheral joints and spinal column, other types rheumatism, etc; Post-traumatic states;

Chronical gynecological Illnesses;
– Neurogical diseases:
– Neuralgia radiculity, states after injuries of peripheral nervs; Neurosis; Parcinson s disease (less developed forms); Stress syndrom; Psychical and phusical exhaustion; Lighter forms of hypertension;

We are the sole medical institution on the kind in Serbia. The Specialized Hospital for Non -specific Lung Disease Prevention, Medical Treatment and Rehabilitation -” Sokobanja” is the only institution in Sokobanja possesing the approval of the Ministry of Health to use natural healing factors for madical treatment purposes.


EKG, spyrometry with bronchodilatatory test, body test, blood gases analysis, biochemical and microbiological alergological tests. X-ray diagnosis.


Medicament and oxigen therapy, intensive and semi – intensive nursing inhalation and hidrotherapy with natural healing waters, combination of balneoclimatic and modern therapy procedures.


Disobstruction of respiratory paths inhalation, drainage of bronchias), respiration exercises, conditioning, corrective exercises.


Hydrotherapy ( in pool or in bath ), hydrokinesis therapy, underwater massage, paraffin, IR, laser, galvanization, medicament electrophoresis, electrostimulation, DD, IFC, SWD, US, mechanotherapy.


Depending on indications these are made in hypothermal water at temperature ranging from 28 to 30 C, in bath facility ” Banjica ” or in baths ” Park ” and ” Sokograd ” in thermal water at temperature ranging from 36 to 38 C. Inhalation therapy is made in natural inhalator ” Park” aparature inhalator in” Novi Zavod “and ” Sokograd ” buildings. Prevention procedures are carried out monitored by condition trainer and include hydrotherapy, exercises and walking along the ”  Path of Health “. Ambulance/polyclinical services provide 24 hour for the visitors of the spa.

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