One of the world’s top destinations to rejuvenate your body and spirit is Thermae Sylla Spa Resort located in Edipsos, the town known for its natural hot springs on the Greek island of Euboea. Uber-comfortable beds, spacious rooms, balconies overlooking the beautiful blue Agean Sea are just a few of the perks you will find in this five-star resort. Thermae Sylla focuses on healthy eating and nutrition, weight loss, fitness of the mind and body; beauty and anti-aging, alternative medical spa treatments, and relaxation therapies to help heal the system holistically.
Originally gaining popularity in ancient times based on the areas famous thermal springs where many emperors like Constantine the Great were known to go and relax, Edipsos (Aidipsos) is a wellness paradise unlike any other in Greece. In fact Edipsos has a 4,000 year history of the thermal springs also known as hot springs.
Today, soaking in the baths and surrounding sea waters need not solely be reserved for relaxing.The hot springs have been known to relieve chronic pain, promote blood circulation and sleep, and more specifically; alleviate problems related to several different types of arthritis and female infertility.
Find sanctuary in planning your stay in Edipsos at the Thermae Sylla Spa and Wellness Hotel, one of the top 10 natural spas in the world, as voted by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine. The best in massages, facials, body wraps, fitness classes and personalized programs are waiting for you. The spa’s magic water springs naturally from the underground at an already hot temperature of 80-85 degrees Celsius, a powerful therapeutic mineral with healing properties.
Thermae Sylla has been voted one of the world’s top spas for good reason. It specializes in mud therapy and balneotherapy, with a variety of benefits to the body. Here, mud takes on a whole new meaning, representing a living substance with powerful curative properties. The nutrient-rich mud is imported from special regions in neighboring Italy and perfectly complements the active thermal waters at Thermae Sylla. On the premises, the Hotel’s doctor works with you to establish the number of sessions and intensity required for healing and recovery.
Mud therapy can help with a variety of ailments related to the musculoskeletal system, including arthrosis, arthritis, sports injuries, advanced joint pain, and early stages of autoimmune diseases. In addition, beneficial microorganisms in the mud produce substances that have a proven anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Mud also help alleviate arthritis pain, detoxify the body and stimulate circulation as well as re-mineralize bones and strengthen cartilage tissue.
Balneotherapy, another unique treatment, has a positive effect on strengthening sexual function and balance in a more natural way, thanks to its interaction with the neuroendocrine system and production of beneficial hormones.
On another level, the combination of thermal water and powerful minerals helps flush toxins from the body while stoking the metabolism and producing anti-stress hormones. In this sense mud therapy is a strong anti-stress therapy, which helps you achieve a younger feel and a fitter lifestyle. This is as close as you get to a natural ‘miracle’ cure.
Thermae Sylla embodies real wellness and a big variety of medical and wellness spa treatments in an environment of understated luxury and healthy Mediterranean gourmet. It offers an ideal cure and escape from the demands of modern life to help you rejuvenate, heal, rediscover your inner self and unveil the new you. The mineral spring baths was considered to mark the beginning of the third age a few years back. Nowadays this has changed and younger people seek in its rejuvenating properties their body and mind balance for a positive approach to life.
More than Spa in Edipsos
Take a dip in Thermae Sylla’s indoor and outdoor pools filled with fifty percent thermal mineral water and fifty percent sea water. With water that is changed every 24 hours the hotel provides a refreshing way to heal the body (recommended minimum swim time is 30 minutes).
Not only will you find solace in the numerous hot springs, Edipsos provides a wide selection of crystal-clear beaches. Also, the city’s traditional restaurants and bakeries with their authentic Greek cuisine are something you must experience. Traditional Greek cookies, bougatsa (a breakfast pastry originating form northern Greece), fresh roasted lamb and -of course seafood- kolios (mackeral fish), kalamari, and octopus, are just a few of the savory dishes you can try.
After or before you grab a bite to eat, enjoy some beach volleyball or tennis by one of the many beach shorelines available, and watch the sunset/sunrise with rolling mountainous hills in the distance as your backdrop. If you are looking for a night out there is a line of taverns and bars along the sea coast and further inland in the main city center.
So, welcome yourself to wellness in Edipsos it will truly be one of the most beautiful and unique places you can go.