This relatively small and new Serbian spa was actually discovered accidentally. Nevertheless, news of its healing properties spread like wild fire (ironically); the 500 beds offered in private accommodation are more often than not fully occupied throughout the year.The warm mineral water (34 C) at Banja Topilo (Topilo Spa) comes out of some 18 springs, totalling about 10 m/sec in power. The water is used for therapeutic purposes and helps treat rheumatic diseases and illnesses related with the nervous system. Likewise, patients drink it for chronic stomach disorders, inflammation of the gallbladder, kidneys and urinary tract.
Banja Topilo sits in the beautiful Toponicka river valley, 25km away from Niš. It is accessible by road, first passing through the villages of Gornja Toponica and Vele Polje.