Mineral and thermal springs of Greece, combined with the sea, clean air, warm sun and abundance of greenery attract tourists with the opportunity to improve their health.
There are more than 7 hundred thermal springs in Greece, and many of them are recognized to be curative. Their benefits were revealed even in antiquity.
The thermal springs of Greece are enriched with minerals, microelements, and their proportion determines the individual properties of each spring.
At the Greek thermal springs, modern and well-equipped thermal centers are built. These are true temples of health and beauty visited by thousands of foreign tourists annually. By the way, they allow you to successfully combine rest on the coast with thermal therapy and interesting excursions.
So, 5 best thermal springs of Greece are at your disposal…
Loutra Kaiafa is located among pine and eucalypt trees. The visitors can try healing hydrotherapy from such diseases as:
- skin diseases;
- bronchial asthma;
- rheumatic abnormalities;
- dysfunction of the digestive tract;
- liver dysfunction;
- diseases of peripheral nerves.
The water of spring baths of Kaiafa is enriched with a high content of sodium chloride, and the temperature is about 32 °C all year around. Loutra Kaiafa is placed near the village of Zakharo (5 km) and 27 km away from Pyrgos.
Address: Kaiafas 270 54, Greece
The famous thermal source Edipsou is situated in the north of Evia Island. Mineral water, sea air, flowers, plane trees, and healthy rustic cuisine in cozy taverns are excellent conditions for the quick recovery of the body.
Thermal Springs come from the depth of more than 3000 meters. The local thermal water is classified as hypothermic, because its temperature is about 84 °C, and it’s characterized by high mineralization. It contains chlorides (Cl), sodium (Na), potassium (K), bromine (Br), boron (B) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
Edipsou is an excellent place to treat such diseases as:
- diseases of peripheral nerves;
- dysfunction of the vascular and endocrine systems;
- women’s diseases.
Edipsou is placed within 185 km away from Athens, so you need at least 2 hours to reach it from the Greek capital.
Address: Loutra Edipsou, 343 00 Greece
Loutra Pozar is a perfect spot to relax and heal in hot springs surrounded by beautiful mountain and fascinating forest landscapes.
The curative thermal water of Loutra Pozar source comes from great underground depths, and it’s enriched with the whole range of mineral elements, including sodium (Na), potassium (Ka), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), sulfur (S), radium (Ra), iodine (J) and several gases – carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), nitrogen (N3), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2).
The temperature of the water coming out to the earth surface is +37 °C. It’s used in the procedures of spa therapy, for baths, pools, and also for drinking. Sources of Loutra Pozar are recommended for:
- bone ailments;
- diseases of the respiratory system;
- neurological diseases;
- problems of gynecological nature.
Loutra Pozar is located near Aridaia, which is 100 km away from Thessaloniki, so you can use Thessaloniki car rental in order to get to the thermal baths.
Address: Loutra Loutrakiou, 584 00 Greece
The mineral springs of Agia Paraskevi are located on Halkidiki peninsula, within 5 km of Loutra on a cliff rising above the sea coast. This place is surely suitable for those who want to improve their health and restore their strength away from noisy cities and major tourist centers. The mineral waters of Agia Paraskevi are saturated with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and have a temperature of + 39°C. The water also contains sodium (Na), chlorine (Cl), potassium (K) and other microelements. They have a curative effect on the body of patients suffering from such diseases:
- skin diseases (dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema);
- the problematic musculoskeletal system;
- diseases of bones, muscles and joints.
Agia Paraskevi, unlike other mineral resorts of Greece, was opened quite recently. The first clinic built there was state-owned, and the new modern complex, which was built in 2000, belongs to local government and is open to visitors all year round. By the way, tourists point out that the prices for treatment in Loutra are very democratic.
Address: Loutra, Macedonia, Kassandria 630 77
Thermal springs on the coast of Euboea Bay offer the rarest healing features in terms of water composition. The water of Kamena Vourla contains sodium chloride (NaCl), enriched with natural radon (Ra). The water temperature varies between 33°C and 49 °C. Beneficial effect on the body of water continues for another 2 hours after water procedures.
Kamena Vourla water is very effective for the therapy of:
- diseases of the nervous system;
- lung diseases;
- kidney dysfunction;
- weakening of immunity.
The resort is located 160 km away from the capital of Greece.
In addition to the above-mentioned thermal springs, there are many other ones which are not inferior to them in medicinal properties. By the way, each thermal resort offers diverse attractions including sightseeing, mountain climbing and nature watching. Undoubtedly, a trip to thermal sources of Greece is an excellent solution both for bodily and spiritual health.