"EDIPSOS - Natural Mineral Springs" Top 5 Page for this destination Prefecture of Evia by janetanne

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Ancient Hot Springs

Edipsos is a unique place, blessed by nature, known since ancient times for its healing powers. Edipsos was well known by Aristotle and mentioned in the works of Plutarch and "Strabo. There are natural springs which have been coming up from a depth of 3,000 meters for the last 20,000 years with temperatures at the surface reaching 75 degrees centigrade.

From ancient times, as far back as mythology goes, the history of Edipsos began, completely interrelated with the precious gift nature had bestowed on her. According to mythology Hercules would bathe in the hot waters before each labour in order to relax and regain his strength.

History of the Edipsos Spa - Evia Greece Plutarch enthusiastically refers to the town’s waters and the pleasure they offer. Stravonas also describes the thermal spas of Edipsos mentioning their therapeautical properties with great admiration.

As the town was a popular resort of the Ancient Romans, it was a favourite place of numerous emperors, generals and senators. Amongst them statesmen as important as Emperor Adrien, Marcus Aurelius and Scylla a famous Roman General are only a few of those who bathed in the local springs every year seeking both pleasure and cure.

The beginning of the 20th century marks the Belle Epoque of Edipsos. Its wide reputation and the proven healing properties of the thermal springs, attracted a multitude of affluent citizens, famous artists, writers, film stars and scientists.

Onassis, Churchill, Greta Garbo, Maria Callas and the writer Loudemis all left their mark on the town, proclaiming worldwide the miraculous qualities of its thermal waters.

Thermae Sylla Spa

The original Termai Syllas Spa was built in 1897 and has been visited by such famous people as Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Sir Winston Churchill, Omar Shariff, Greta Garbo and many other V.I.P's (Including myself:):) Today Termae Sylla Spa is a combination of an ultra-modern Spa-resort and a luxurious hotel.

Hydra Massage

Certainly Thermae Sylla Spa is the highest quality termal spa in Edipsos. The waters are piped throughout this complex, heating not only the waters in the two beautiful pools, but the hotel rooms as well. If you are cold in the winter, there is no possible way you will be cold in this hotel.

Swim in the beautiful hot mineral waters in the indoor pool at Sylla Spa Hotel. The best experience in the cold winter months.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nothing more relaxing
  • Cons:Rooms more Expensive than similar quality hotels in Greece and food was a disgrace for a 'Health Spa.'
  • In a nutshell:Only 2.5 hours from Athens another World of Wellness.
  • Last visit to Prefecture of Evia: Dec 2008
  • Intro Updated Dec 25, 2008
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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Oh, I would gladly spend a weekend in such place enjoying the natural spring water of Edipsos. Lucky gal to get a voucher for this luxurious spa resort :) Slovenia has many thermal spa resorts and in winter we sometimes go for a nice healing treatment :)

  • Susi_Blackforest's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2010 at 4:56 AM

    Hi Jane, Thanks for visiting my pages. Yours are very interesting too! Will go to Naxos this summer, but am thinking of visiting Evia next year. I'm hooked on Greece! Susanne

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2009 at 1:41 AM

    Great page, Janet. We visited Edipsos in 1997 when the electrics on the motorhome packed up!!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    This place looks sublime. How lucky you are to be living within driving distance.The Thermae Sylla Spa has it all. My Shirley Valentine dream is getting stronger by the day!BTW You look good in a bikini!!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2009 at 4:41 AM

    wow you were here while we were braving a feeze here in London!Looks a very sensible place to have got 2 free tickets for!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2009 at 3:03 AM

    that looks like a pretty nice place to go for the weekend.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    A cup of tea??? What about complimentary champers ;~)

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:51 AM

    Sounds like bliss! Looks like a little bit of heaven! Gillybob greetings


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