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Kvasses

Kvasy is a Hutsul village in Transcarpathia, in the valley of the Black Tisa River, famous for its mineral waters, beautiful Carpathian nature and the Gornaya Tisa sanatorium. The name of the village comes from the phrase "leavened (sour) water", which is how mineral water is called in the Gugul region.

There is a really large number of mineral springs in the village, many of them spring from the ground in the yards of local residents. The water in Kvasy belongs to the type of Arzni and Yessentuki, and in the Hutsul dialect - "burkut". The first hydropathic establishment and fonts were built here during the times of the Austro-Vegerian Empire in the middle of the XNUMXth century.

Until 1944 the village was called Borkut, or Tisaborkut. In addition to mineral waters, the village of Kvasy is known for lizhnikarstvo - the manufacture of Hutsul blankets - one of the integral elements of the Hutsul culture, a symbol of well-being and wealth.

Kvass is located in the very heart of the European continent, on the territory of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, at an altitude of 560 meters above sea level. From Kvasov 14 km to the Hutsul capital - Rakhov, 26 km from the Geographical Center of Europe, 10 km from the famous ski resort Dragobrat (village Yasinya, Transcarpathian region), and 40 km from Bukovel.

Lovers of active recreation are attracted here by Chernogory with the highest peak of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains Hoverla - 2061 m and Mount Petros - 2020 m above sea level. Sanatorium "Gornaya Tisa" is a popular modern medical and health-improving complex in the village. Kvases, with a developed and constantly evolving infrastructure of recreation and entertainment.

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