Jermuk is a brand of mineral water that originates from the eponymous Armenian town located near the border with Azerbaijan. The town itself is a famous spa resort and the mineral water is one of its most well-known export products. The water comes from natural springs that are rich in various minerals such as calcium, magnesium and bicarbonates. Due to its mineral composition, it has therapeutic effects and is particularly recommended for the treatment of digestive tract, kidney and liver diseases, as well as metabolic disorders.
The water from Jermuk is considered premium and is available as sparkling or still. It is packaged in both glass and plastic bottles and is exported to many countries. It is one of the most famous Armenian brands overall.
I really enjoyed it in Armenia; it’s refreshing in the heat and tastes slightly salty. The advantage is that even in restaurants, you can get bottled water very cheaply; a 0.33 l bottle costs about 350 AMD even in more expensive establishments, which is approximately 0.80 EUR. The sparkling version is highly carbonated, so be careful when opening the bottle.
Spa town of Jermuk – thermal springs, geysers and waterfalls
The spa part of the town of Jermuk is definitely worth a visit. After all, its name is inextricably linked with the essence of the place itself. It is derived from the Armenian word “Ջերմուկ” (“Jermook”), which translates to “warm,” directly referring to the town’s most famous feature: warm thermal springs rich in minerals.
The spa colonnade is beautiful and freely accessible; visitors can taste several springs with different mineral compositions and temperatures, ranging from lukewarm to hot.
Jermuk is situated in the mountains at an altitude of approximately 2,080 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by mountains and forests, offering a peaceful and picturesque environment, ideal for rest, relaxation, or treatment. In the vicinity of the town, there are additional hot springs, geysers and a beautiful waterfall.
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