I recently spent a weekend with my fellow travel bloggers from Travel Bloggers Greece in Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel in Edipsos in order to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. I had a wonderful experience at this 5 star property which you can read about it here.
Thermae Sylla is predominantly a spa hotel and it was voted one of the 10 best medical spas in the world from Conde Nast Traveller. It is located in Edipsos, a town widely known since ancient times for its therapeutic thermal springs. It said that even Hercules visited the thermal springs so that he regained his powers; that is why they are also known as the “Herculian Thermae”.
The hotel has its own thermal spring which gushes from a depth of 3.000 m at a temperature of 75º C to 85º C. The waters from Edipsos are rich in specific minerals that can have a significant effect in a number of medical conditions like arthropathies, rheumatism, lumbago, post traumatic deformities and ankylosis, tendonitis, chronic gynecological troubles, disorders of any endocrine gland, dermatological disorders and many more.
The immaculate spa covers a space of 1850 m2 in two floors. There are also two swimming pools on site. An expansive outdoor pool with half thermal and half sea water at a temperature of 28-30º C and an indoor swimming pool with thermal water at a temperature of 32º C. Both pools have constant water flow and are equipped with hydro massage instruments, Jacuzzi and whirlpool.
There are a number of treatments one can enjoy at the spa not only medical but beauty as well. There is a choice of hydrotherapy perfect for the diseases of the myosceletic system, mud therapies and baths ideal for therapeutic and beauty purposes. Other options include steam baths, thalassotherapy, aromatherapy, a wide range of massages, physiotherapy and facials to name a few. I should also mention the fully equipped gym available.
The first thing you have to do is put on your swimwear and your bathrobe and take the spa towel that you will find available in your bedroom closet and head straight to the spa building. Don’t worry you don’t have to cross the garden wearing those as there is an underground passage that takes you from the rooms to basically everywhere including the spa.
There you will be given flip-flops and swimming hats to use while you are in the swimming pool. After you are settled its time to see the doctor and discuss your medical conditions and what treatment is good for you.
On my time at the spa I spent a lot of time in the indoor swimming pool and enjoying the whirlpool. I also had the chance to try two of the steam baths, courtesy of the hotel, the Farmer which is actually a herbal steam bath with eucalyptus that offers deep cleansing of the skin and improves your breathing and a Stone bath. Although I am not a fan of steam baths I really enjoyed them and especially the Farmer’s as it helped my breathing as I was recovering from a recent cold.
The week previous to my visit at the spa was on of the worse I had because of the work overload at the office so the spa weekend was exactly what my body and soul needed. I am a big fan of massages and I am lucky to have tried a couple not only in Greece but abroad as well. They help me with my back problems caused by the many hours I spend in front of a computer both at work and at home. Since I was at the right place and my whole body was in pain I thought I would try the anti stress massage and the reflexology.
The anti-stress massage quite literally massages you from head to toe. The essential oils used, the temperature of the room and the pressure was all tailored to my tastes. I can say that it was the best massage I had in my life, so far. Georgia my therapist was perfect. After the body massage I did my reflexology session. At the beginning I was a little nervous since it was the first time I was having reflexology but I truly enjoyed it. After my therapies I felt completely distressed and ultimately pampered.
This spa is a reason to stay at Thermae Sylla alone. If you want to make a gift to yourself or your loved ones then you should book a couple of days in Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel.
I was a guest at Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel and some of the services at the spa were courtesy of the hotel. I paid for my anti-stress massage and reflexology session. As always opinions are my own.