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The Flavia saunas and Vespasianus pools

The Flavia world of saunas

The world of saunas keeps alive the tradition of Roman bath houses, which comprised several types of bathing rooms, a sweat room, hot and cold water baths, and a rest area. We have adapted these features to suit the modern era and integrated them into our world of saunas. Try the different types of Finnish and Turkish saunas to discover a new dimension of sauna sessions. Add a hot and cold Kneipp bath to your sauna routine to strengthen your health and don’t forget to relax for a while in the tranquil rest area.

Vespasianus pools

Relax in the calm atmosphere of the pool complex and the beneficial Ptuj thermal water, take a swim in the large pool that links to the outdoor pool, or enjoy the joys of bubbles in one of two massage pools. Our youngest visitors are sure to love the children’s pool. Stop by the pool bar for a drink, snack, or dessert.

Bask in the beneficial warmth of our saunas

The Flavia world of saunas comprises:
Turkish sauna
Turkish mud sauna
Extreme Finnish sauna
Hot water bath
Ice cave
Turkish salt sauna
Finnish sauna
Antioos private sauna
Cold water bath
Rest area

Finnish sauna

The hottest type of sauna, the Finnish sauna is around 70 °C. In addition to the basic type, we also have an extreme Finnish sauna where the temperature reaches around 100 °C. A visit to the Finnish sauna should take between 8 and 20 minutes, but always make sure you listen to your body and do what feels comfortable. When you come out of the sauna, cool down with a cold water shower, but do not put your head under to prevent headaches. Take a 15 minute break between consecutive sauna visits and drink a glass of water or tea to make up for the loss of fluids.

Beneficial effects of the Finnish sauna: Relaxes tension, promotes cleansing and detoxification, strengthens the immune system and improves resistance to cold, reduces the incidence of diseases, alleviates pain in the neck, lower back and joints, relieves muscle tension, and has a positive impact on the ageing of blood vessels. It also strengthens the cardiovascular system, cleanses the sweat glands, stimulates skin renewal and cleansing, relieves stress, and has a calming effect.


Turkish sauna

Temperatures in the Turkish sauna range between 40 and 60 °C. The feeling of heat is increased by 100% humidity. In addition to the standard Turkish sauna, we also have a salt sauna and a steam mud sauna. After entering the Turkish sauna, use water to rinse the spot where you want to sit, then enjoy the heat and humidity for 8 to 20 minutes. At the end, rinse the spot where you sat and shower with lukewarm water. Remember to drink enough fluids.

Beneficial effects of the Turkish sauna: The high humidity in a steam sauna and inhalation of natural essential oils help to cleanse and dampen the respiratory channels, making Turkish saunas beneficial for colds and coughs. It also strengthens the immune system and reduces the incidence of diseases such as chronic middle ear infection and pain in the neck, lower back, joints, or tense muscles. It has a positive effect on allergies, asthma, skin impurities, and bronchial conditions.


Sauna instructions

Useful tips and advice to make your time in the saunas even more enjoyable:
  • Do not visit the sauna after a large meal;
  • Before visiting the sauna, calm down and take some time for yourself and your own thoughts;
  • Take a shower before entering the sauna;
  • Enter the sauna naked;
  • Start with a lower temperature sauna or the lowest bench in the Finnish sauna;
  • Do not stay in the first sauna too long – the recommended time is 10 to 12 minutes;
  • Only stay in the sauna for as long as you feel comfortable;
  • After leaving the sauna, cool down slowly with a cold shower or in a cold pool;
  • Take at least a 15 minute break between sauna visits;
  • In the breaks, drink water or unsweetened tea to make up for the lost fluids.
Opening hours
Swimming pool Vespasianus All days off the week: 8 a.m. – 9. p.m.
The Flavia world of saunas Sauna opening hours: Monday to Friday: 3.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 1.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
The Imperium of well-being Monday-Thursday and holidays: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
!Tickets and gift vouchers for the use of swimming pools and saunas in the Thermal Park and/or the Vespasianus hotel pools, whose validity expired in 2020, 2021 and 2022, can be used with the payment of a surcharge of EUR 3.00 inclusive of VAT per adult ticket and EUR 2.50 per children’s ticket, which is payable at the reception desk prior to admission to the pools. Older tickets and gift vouchers can no longer be extended and used and their validity has expired. The validity of vouchers for wellness services and overnight stays and of Sava Hotels & Resorts gift vouchers must be extended in advance at the company’s administration office, during business days, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The expired gift vouchers of the publishers Zvezdar and Hiša daril must be extended in advance at their points of sale, as they can otherwise not be redeemed.

*On the second monday of each month the swimming pool Vespasianus and saunas Flavia are open until 8.00 pm.
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