Kos is the third largest island of Dodecanese and one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Abundant sandy beaches and amazing landscapes, modern facilities and welcoming people all compose the perfect scenery. The island of Hippocrates, the great Father of Medicine, lived and thrived here. It is a blessed place, where he structured the foundations of Health and Well-Being. So it is no wonder why Kos thermal springs have been that well-known ever since antiquity for their healing properties.
Agios Fokas is located on the southeastern part of the island, about 13 kilometers from the capital. This is where you find Therma beach, the most popular thermal spring in Kos. It is also called Empros Thermi and the water temperature there stretches from 30 to 50 degrees Celsius. The water is extremely beneficial for several types of diseases, as it features elements like potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur and sodium. And the scenery is picture-perfect. Right on the edge of a long beach of soft pebbles, a rock pool welcomes people to dive in. Even though the water might at times feel a little bit too hot, do try to plunge in the pool and live this truly transcendental experience. Actually, the sea water cools the therapeutic springs a notch and creates an idyllic and soothing bath.
Agia Eirini or Piso Thermi is found southwestern of Agios Fokas and is known as the Red Waters. This thermal spring also dates back to antiquity. What is extraordinary about this place is that the water is also drinkable and boasts therapeutic properties, especially to those suffering from kidney disease. Water gushes from underground, creating amazingly beautiful rocky formations of scarlet and orange. The landscape is not easy to reach, but it is definitely worth trying, most likely by boat. And in close proximity to Agia Eirini, muddy mineral water from Vorka or Volkanoi emerges, which is an exquisite source of nature’s power against several health conditions.
Hippocrates was the Father of Medicine and had identified the value of the water long time ago. Explore Kos thermal springs and be part of this never-dying history on the island!