Cozy apartment with sea and mountain views. 5 minutes from the beach, 2 minutes from the nearest tavern and 10 minutes walk from the nearest supermarket.
This holistic spa in Evia contains more than 80 springs of varying temperatures in a location where lush vegetation grows right down to the sea.
A leisurely stroll along the waterfront at Loutra Edipsos will lead you straight into the turn of the last century. Imposing period architecture is all around you; all that’s missing are the long dresses, bustles and top hats of yesteryear. That deep red building, the old Agioi Anargyroi Hydrotherapy Centre in the heart of town, is a work of Ziller, the 19th century celebrity architect.
You may also inspect the baths and caves of the Roman general Sulla, one of the most significant attractions in the area, located behind the National Tourist Organisation’s hydrotherapy facilities. And then amble out onto the boardwalk of the Kyma hotel for a magical view of the sunset over the gulf.
The therapeutic properties of these waters were a source of inspiration for mythology. An ancient Greek myth has it that the goddess Athena asked her brother Hephaestus to create the Aidipsos springs, so that her favoured hero Hercules could rest here after each of his tasks. It is also recorded that the goddess Hera advised Deucalion and Pyrrha to shower in the warm waters in order to produce plentiful and healthy children. Soon after Pyrrha gave birth to Hellen, the mythological progenitor of the Hellenes.