Devin is a renowned spa and
holiday resort. It is situated amid scenic hills in the heart
of the Rhodopes at an altitude of 710 - 780 m. In early antiquity
the place was inhabited by the Thracian tribe of the Bessi,
and later by the Romans.
Devin has several mineral water
springs with a temperature between 37 and 44C. The water is
clear, colourless, palatable, odourless, hyper- and homeo-thermal,
mildly mineralized, and contains hydrocarbonates of sodium
and small quantities of fluorine. It has a strong alkaline
reaction (pH 9.4). The total usable flow is 1,800 l/min. The
curative properties of Devin's mineral waters are due to their
considerable mineralization, the relatively high content of
metasilicic acid and fluorine, mild acidity and high temperature.
The climate of the spa is transitionally
continental, considerably tempered by the southern influence.
The average annual temperature is 10.5C. The winter is mild;
the summer, warm and fresh thanks to the local mountain breezes.
The autumn is warm and long. The average January temperature
is -1.5C. The average annual duration of sunshine is about
1,100 hours. Devin has a new modern hydrotherapy clinic with
a resort polyclinic and a pool; juniper, carbonic acid and
oxygen baths; facilities for hydrotherapy, modern light and
electrotherapy, diagnosis, remedial gymnastics and massage
Devin is suitable for the spa
and climatic treatment of a wide range of diseases: of the
locomotor system, cardiovascular diseases and nervous disorders.
The internationally famous year-round resort Pamporovo is
situated 35 km away from Devin.