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Polichnitos - Lesvos - 81 300 - Greece Tel.  +30 22520 41885,  61121,  - Fax.  +30 22520 41885, 61121

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Thermal Springs

They are usually situated in secluded areas, amongst peaceful surroundings and amazing scenery. So they are good for the body as well as the soul since they are a great relaxing and soothing experience.

EAST LESVOS

Loutopoleos Thermis

Located northwest of Mytilini, at Loutropolis Thermis. It id evident that they have been used since ancient times, due to the large number of Hellenistic marbles, Roman inscriptions and Ottoman buildings found in the immediate area. One of the discovered inscriptions testifies that here was located the Temple of Artemis of Thermi. In the two ancient domed pools, located behind the present spa, one can discern the history of the place through the ages.

In 1909, the construction of the “Sarlitsa Palace” Hotel changed the area into a very modern health resort, with international fame. It was one of the most luxurious hotels of that era. It was patronised by the rich and famous, before falling into decay over the last thirty years

The current spa facilities have 10 bathtubs. The spring is ferrous, brackish with an average temperature of 46.9o C (0.6 units of radioactivity) and is recommended for the treatment of rheumatism, skin diseases and digestive trouble.

 “Therma” at Geras Gulf

Located at the top of the Gulf of Gera and very accessible from the main road artery that leads out of Mytilini, at a distance of 6 km from the capital. Archaeological findings prove that they also were used since ancient times.

During the years of the Turkish occupation they were renovated in the model of Turkish baths (hamam).

Resent renovations have developed the facilities for the hot spring waters to flow into two public, domed bathing-pools, one for men and the other for women. The indoor pools are comfortable, while on the sides there are suitable arched sections for steam baths and inhalation therapy. They are changing rooms and showers available.

The water is sub saline, carbonic and it contains chlorine, with a temperature of 39.5o C (1.l8 units of radioactivity). They are recommended for the treatment of abdominal pains and dropsy.

There is a restaurant and refreshment bar on site, as well as sport facilities for tennis, mini soccer etc.

SOUTH LESVOS

Thermal Springs Polychnitou
The thermal springs of Lesvos have been well known since ancient times. They are regarded and used as valid therapeutic treatments for all kinds of ailments and are therefore prescribed by doctors. They are recommended for the treatment of chronic rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, myalgic pain, gynecological problems, skin conditions etc. The mineral waters are also inhaled for chronic catarrh, catarrh of the pharynx and the Eustachian tubes.

- The current bath house in Polychnitos -


- There is a small cafe here -

Polichnitos Thermal Springs are listed as the hottest mineral springs in Europe (60 - 90 degrees). The baths are 60 meters above the sea, close to the banks of the Almyropotamus river. The surrounding area looks like a different planet, whereby rivers boil and deposit residues of various colours and formations.
 


 

- The room is lit by shafts
of light that come through
the small windows -


 

- Notice the small clock
on the wall so you don't
stay in too long -


There are five mineral springs but only three are used. In the winter time you can see the springs from a distance due to the hot vapours rising from them. The bath house with the original pools as built during the Turkish Occupation are retained and used (one for males, one for females). Although the water at the springs is boiling and too hot to touch, the temperature of the water in the pools is kept quite comfortable.

The rest of the facilities have been upgraded and improved for showering and changing. The baths are run by Cosnia and is open daily but hours vary. Early in the season its open in the mornings and by appointment (tel: 0252 42678). As the season progresses it is open mornings and afternoons. Currently charges for the use of the facilities are 3 € per person, per session, but these charges are under review.


- These streams come from boiling
springs and are too hot to touch -

 

Thermal Springs Lisvoriou, “Agios Ioannis”

Located near the village of Lisvori (near Polychnitos) at a distance of 3 km. The hot spring facilities are comprised of two separate buildings, only one of which is maintained and 9 fully furnished and equipped rooms. There is a public domed semi circular bathing pool, built in the same architectural style as the other thermal springs on Lesvos, with separate areas for steam baths

The chemical composition is similar to the Thermal Springs Polychnitou, although the temperature is only 69o C. It’s worth noting that both springs are the hottest in Europe.

NORTH LESVOS

Thermal Springs Eftalou

Located at the northwestern tip of Lesvos, at a distance of 4 km away from Mythimna (Molyvos). The thermal spring is situated on the coast and the water composition is sodium chloride with a temperature of 46.8o C. It is recommended for the treatment of rheumatism, blood pressure problems, gallstones, neuralgia etc

Next to the old domed bath building where the water flows, there is a two-storey building recently renovated. At the ground floor, the spa in operation has six private bat-tubs and a public bathing-pool, while on the top floor there is a three-room guesthouse.

 

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