Zlatibor is a mountain plateau with an average altitude of 1,000 meters. Due to its temperate climate and extremely pleasant ambience, Zlatibor has long been known as a mountain suitable for rest, recovery and medical treatment.
Thanks to the specific climate and characteristic air currents, continental and Mediterranean, this area is considered an air spa. The so-called "wind rose" occurs on this mountain, and it is described as the meeting of continental and Mediterranean air currents, which accelerate the healing and recovery from many lung and heart diseases, and especially thyroid disease and anemia.
Natural healing factors include: very clean and dry air, low air pressure and high insolation, and over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year.
Bearing in mind that the atmospheric pressure on Zlatibor is extremely favorable, that the entire central plateau, due to its geographical position, is protected from the impact of cold air currents, staying on this mountain has a positive effect on improving blood counts, especially the increase in hemoglobin and red blood cells. Based on these conclusions, Zlatibor has been declared a therapeutic area for all acute and chronic diseases of the respiratory organs, thyroid gland and anemia of all forms.
Zlatibor has the accommodation facilities, staff and equipment that makes it extremely suitable for providing services in health tourism. The leading institution is the Special Hospital for Thyroid Diseases and Metabolic Diseases "Zlatibor" – Cigota.
Zlatibor is also known as a place with an extremely diverse herbal flora. The population of this area has long used this convenience and sought medicine in various teas and herbal mixtures. Knowledge of its healing properties has been passed down from generation to generation.