It is estimated that there are more than 700 hot springs including hydrotherapy centers. I will introduce to you only a few of these spectacular hot springs, as there are too many to mention.
Let’s begin our journey by exploring the beauty of nature and its healing properties, history, and more.
Smokovo is a destination, 35 km southwest of the city Karditsa, (Karditsa is a few hours away from Athens) in the mountain range of Agrafa in central Greece. Agrafa is the first municipality and village to of used hot springs dating back to 1662. These therapeutic waters help with skin conditions, arthritis, and more. It is a place of peace where true relaxation becomes one with the mountains and the healing benefits of its waters.
Aedipsos is 150 km North of Athens on the island of Evia. Like many other natural spring baths, Aedipsos was popular since ancient times. It is known to offer a high percentage of magnesium, calcium, and iron. Beaches nearby can be found where hot spring water empties into the sea. Water is also supplied to all hydrotherapy centers in the region.
Kyllini is a port town, a municipal unit of Kastro-Kyllini, Elis Greece situated on the Ionian Sea Coast. It is known as Loutra Kyllini’s, Roman Baths, and is situated 9 km from Kyllini. It is secluded deep into the woods with all the beauty nature has to offer. The waters, steam, and mud underwater are perfect for helping cure arthritis, asthma, and skin diseases.
Palia Kameni in Santorini was formed by small volcano eruptions which explain the high temperatures of its hot springs. The striking view of the bright green hot spring water pouring into the sea can be seen more clearly from the boat as you approach this magnificent island. However, you do have to swim through the cold sea to reach the hot springs but it is well worth it.
Picture from the official Lake Vouligmeni website: https://www.limnivouliagmenis.gr/en/portfolios/thermal-experience/