Varshets is situated in the
northern foothills of the western part of the Balkan Range.
One of the oldest and most popular resorts in Northern Bulgaria,
it is famous for its curative mineral springs, mild mountain
climate, beautiful scenery and a large well-kept park. The
resort lies at an altitude of 304 m. The transitionally climate
is largely due to the vicinity of the mountain. The average
annual temperature is above 10 C. The average January temperature
is -2C; and the average July temperature, 21.4C. The autumn
is warm and long. Spring sets in about the middle of March.
The winter is cold, and the summer pleasantly warm. The annual
duration of sunshine is about 2,000 hours. The snow cover
lasts 60 days.
The mineral water of the natural
springs and wells is clear, colourless, odourless and palatable.
It is isothermal (32-38), alkaline, mildly mineralized and
contains hydrocarbonates and sulphates of sodium with a total
flow of 1,200 l/min. The hypotonic properties of the water,
the low fluorine content, its softness and almost uniform
temperature determine its curative properties.
The mineral water of Varshets
contains number of trace elements such as iron, lithium, barium,
aluminium, strontium, phosphates, manganese, arsenic, etc.
It is suitable for external use, as well as for inhalations,
irrigations and drinking. It applies for treatment of functional
diseases of the central nervous system, cardiovascular diseases;
various diseases of the cardiac muscle and valves; chronic
cardiac insufficiency; post-infraction conditions; endocrine
and metabolic diseases. Good results have also been achieved
in the treatment of some diseases of the peripheral nervous
system, the locomotor system and some gastrointestinal diseases.