Located on the Eastern Aegean Sea, Lesvos or else Mytilini is one of the finest islands to visit. It boasts a history dating back to thousands of years ago, with an impressive civilization flourishing here. Lesvos thermal springs are an element that has added value to the island, transforming it into a place of healing and wellness ever since antiquity. Reaching some of the highest temperatures in Europe, the thermal waters also feature invaluable minerals that create a “magical” potion, treating various diseases and aches. So let’s have a closer look at some of the most popular Lesvos thermal springs to visit.
First of all, Polichnitos hot springs are found on the way to Vatera, within short distance from Almyropotamos river and its banks. There are five springs there, even though they are not all in operation. Their waters are amazing, offering comfort against several diseases. And not far from Polichnitos, Lisvori hot springs are equally pleasurable and quite remote. So if you are looking for absolute serenity in an idyllic location, this is a wonderful option among Lesvos thermal springs. Two pools containing volcanic water offer a splendid experience in hydrotherapy, right by the chapel of Saint John.
Then, there are Eftalou hot springs at the settlement of Molyvos. They are by the beachfront and feature newly renovated baths, creating an even more pleasurable feeling while diving and enjoying the warm waters with the therapeutic properties. If you do not wish to visit the Spa facilities, you can still swim at the beach and enjoy the wonderfully warm waters mixed with the sea. There are old and new baths to choose from, which is great.
The Gulf of Gera also features thermal springs of unique quality. Their easy access from the town of Lesvos makes them quite popular to both locals and travelers from all over the world. Although the place has been renovated, it is true that the facilities have maintained their previous architecture and overall vibe. As you will see, these are in fact the largest baths on the island and the view from up there is simply mesmeric. Finally, we could not leave out the historic thermal springs at Skala Thermi. According to Greek mythology, these were once the springs where Goddess Artemis bathed. Renovations have been planned for this place, so as to boost its popularity and make more people aware of how precious the springs here once were.
Discover the healing properties of the water through the major Lesvos thermal springs and enjoy the peace and serenity, benefiting your health and feeling that invaluable experience of wellness!