Edipsos: the warm waters of Heracles

The spa citadina is one of the most popular destinations on the island of Evia and in Greece thanks to more than 80 thermal springs called “hot waters of Heracles”

From the clear waters of the Aegean sea emerges the beautiful island of Evia, also known as Evia, particularly famous for its thermal springs, called “hot waters of Heracles”, which each year attract, in the picturesque town of Edipsos, a spa resort among the most beloved of Greece, thousands of tourists looking for wellness and relaxation.

An ancient legend with mythological suggestions tells that the goddess Athena asked Hephaestus to generate warm waters in the area of ​​the island of Evia to be able to give them to Heracles. It is no coincidence, then, that the historian Strabo called the “hot waters of Heracles” the springs that gushed on the island. Although today it is well known that the Euboean waters do not have divine origins, the beneficial effects are equally appreciated, and the coastal town of Edipsos, known since ancient times for its springs, has kept its celebrity unchanged over time. ‘has made a destination of international fame frequented by prominent personalities such as Onassis, Maria Callas, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo and many writers and poets conquered so much by its beauty, as by the therapeutic, corroborating and relaxing properties of the thermal waters.

Edipsos is the best known spa town in all of Greece and it’s no wonder. The thousands of visitors who, each year, reach it can, in fact, count on over 80 thermal springs scattered throughout the city, from which gush out, sometimes even in the sea, beneficial waters at temperatures between 28 and 56 °. Besides boasting relaxing and relaxing properties, these waters are particularly suitable for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the body including chronic and subacute rheumatism, deforming arthrosis, spondylarthritis, nephritis, coxalgia, lumbago, post-traumatic ankylosis, gynecological disorders, pathologies endocrinological and cardiovascular problems ..

Edipsos houses the largest and most advanced thermal establishment in the interior of the country managed by the Hellenic National Tourist Board. There are, of course, private facilities and those related to hotels, such as the exclusive spa center of the Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel, founded in 1896, one of the oldest hotels in the country. It is a unique place because inside it flows, at a temperature of 75-80 °, a special mineral water considered among the best in the world because among its components, in addition to numerous mineral salts, also stands out the therapeutic radeon.

Set off the southeastern coast of Peninsular Greece, Evia, also known as Evia, is the largest island in the country after Crete. Known for its numerous thermal springs, it welcomes thousands of visitors every year, particularly in the beautiful coastal town of Edipsos, one of the most renowned spa and seaside resorts of the entire country. In addition to the magnificent beaches and spas, it is worth taking the time to explore the locality and its historical and architectural remains, among which the beautiful churches of Agios Panteleimonas, Agios Fanourios and St. Anargyron stand out.