Let’s now suppose that you’ re landing in Thessaloniki and you’re looking for an alternative destination, where you can explore amazing locations out of the beaten track. What about a revitalising suggestion this time?
Loutraki baths (Pozar) are located in the municipality of Almopia, 13 km northwest of Aridaia and approximately two hours drive away from the Nymph of the North, Thessaloniki. Their luxurious hydrotherapy resort supplied by thermal springs have long invited visitors to experience the healing aspect of Greece. The word “pozar” means ember, "burning coal" and the area of the Pozar baths is a natural sight that can be found in a green environment among plane trees and waterfalls.
The ancient Greek writers and philosophers praised the thermal springs, where the Nymphs offered the divine gifts of health, wellbeing, strength, and spirit invigoration. Their beneficial action offers you the opportunity to receive treatment for chronic conditions in a natural way, whereas the healing properties of seawater, seaweed, or sea mud help you conquer stress and anxiety, and improve your mental performance.
Now imagine yourself in a pool amidst precipice rocks, natural waterfalls and wild vegetation. Feel the soothing warmth of the water (37⁰C) taking the strain off your body, and let your eyes wander around the verdant gorge of the water stream of Áyios Nikólaos (Saint Nicolas), locally known as Thermopótamos! Tile paved paths and constructed wooden bridges aid the visitor follow the mountain paths and reach the complex of the 16 caves. The open pool and the “ponds”, which are naturally shaped in the bank of the hot river, offer the chance of bathing in a fascinating natural scenery. Forget your problems and relax in Greece!
The waterfalls in Pozar are said to be a miracle of nature! Hot springs, pools, fancy hotels as well as a number of new private pools, which can be isolated and booked just for you and your friends, are waiting to be explored! In the end of the day, choose a local restaurant, have a rest, grab a beer and order a greek salad! The experience will be rewarding!
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