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The Best Therapeutic Springs in Greece

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Greece is a country known for its archaeological sites, mile long beaches, beautiful islands and tasty food. What is not widely known is that Greece has a lot of therapeutic thermal springs. The benefits of thermal springs have been known since ancient times. Hippocrates was the first one to study and record which decease were benefited by the use of thermal springs. The waters from the springs have a blend of natural minerals that can have a positive effect to humans in a number of ways. Thermal water is known to help improve the condition of various skin decease like acne and eczema among others; it also helps in medical conditions like rheumatism, arthritis, gynecological problems and more. The drinking therapy of thermal spring water can help the digestive system, the liver and the kidneys.
Here is a list of some of the best thermal springs in Greece:

Pozar

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Situated at the foot of Kaimaktsalan mountain in Pella, northern Greece the Pozar thermal baths are among the most popular in Greece due to the incredible nature that surrounds them. The facilities include many private baths, indoor and outdoor pools, spa services, hammam and jacuzzi. With a temperature of 37⁰C all year round the baths are recommended for people having rheumatic, dermatological, gynecological, respiratory and circulatory system conditions. The area around the baths has a variety of hotels and restaurants available for the visitors and a lot of activities, like hiking in the incredible nature and skiing in the nearby Kaimaktsalan ski resort during the winter months.

Kamena Vourla

Kamena Vourla is a seaside town 150km away from Athens famous for its thermal springs. What makes these springs different is that they have radioactive elements that are beneficiary for the musculoskeletal and integumentary system. The water temperature varies from 30⁰C to 42⁰C. The area of Kamena Vourla is very well-organized with many hotels and restaurants. The surrounding area is also very interesting as it is close to many places of interest like the archaeological site of Delphi, Thermopylae and the Parnassos mountain ski resort.

Lake Vouliagmeni

Lake Vouliagmeni

View of Lake Vouliagmeni from above

Located at the outskirts of Athens, lake Vouliagmeni is a natural thermal spa recommended for people suffering from afflictions of the musculature system, gynecological and dermatological diseases. The water is also ideal for people suffering from post-traumatic injuries. The temperature of the water is between 22 to 29⁰C throughout the year making it an ideal place for swimmers. Around the lake you
will find a lot of sunbeds and umbrellas. A restaurant, a cafe and a playground is also available on site. The area attracts a lot of people due to its unique natural environment.

Edipsos

Just 2 and a half hours away from Athens you will find one of the most popular thermal springs in Greece, Edipsos thermal baths. The seaside town of Edipsos  has been popular for its thermal baths since ancient times. They were also known as the “Herculian Thermae” because it was believed that Hercules visited the place in order to regain his powers. The thermal baths are ideal for people suffering from arthritis, rheumatism, dermatological disorders, gynecological disorders and various diseases of the musculo-skeletal system. The area around is ideal for family holidays with a nice beach, a lot of hotels and restaurants and many activities.

Now you know that Greece is not only a destination to have fun, it’s also the perfect place to relax and improve your health. The thermal spas available are bound to improve your medical conditions and your immune system; will help you sleep better and generally feel more relaxed and rejuvenated. So 2106 is the best time to book your therapeutic holidays to Greece and combine it with the sun, sea, history and local gastronomy.
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