Lake Vouliagmeni: A Miracle of Nature in Athens



vouliagmeni_lakeVouliagmeni Lake is truly a miracle of nature and is located just 25km from the center of Athens, one of the most beautiful places that you will discover in this city. The environment is very calm and appealing with a well maintained infrastructure.

The magnificent landscape attracts thousands of visitors every year. It is a mineral spa with many healing properties for such ailments as eczema and dermatological diseases, neuralgia, headaches, disfiguring arthritis, chronic gynecological diseases, lumbago, sciatica and other problems. The lake is about 50 centimeters above sea level and so it is constantly overflowing and being replenished by the hot springs beneath it. There are many myths and stories about lost divers and fairies in the lake.

The lake’s water composition consists of potassium, natrium, lithium, ammonium, calcium, ferrum, chloride, iodine, and is slightly radioactive. All these elements provide relief from ailments. When chemistry professor Anastasios Christomanos described the lake in 1889, he noted the curative properties of its waters.

The lake is surrounded by beach chairs and umbrellas and there is a cafe-bar-restaurant too. The lake is excellent for swimming for therapy as well as for pleasure and there is equipment for helping those who find it difficult or impossible to get into the water on their own. During the summer Lake Vouliagmeni offers hot spring baths, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy.