Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel
The Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel, situated at the Spa of Aedepsus on the Island of Evia, Greece, is a majestic neoclassical building dating from 1897. Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel promises you a different experience of rejuvenation and relaxation and in particular at all seasons of the year. Paying the due respect to the history and the past of the location but also by offering all the luxury services of a 5-star hotel, which are required by demanding travelers, it is not a matter of luck that the Thermeae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel is included among the 10 best Thermal Spas in the world and was voted for the second time in a row by the public to the first place in the category: Best Hotel Spa in Greece. Fine pieces of furniture, unique decoration objects and expensive garments all together create a space, which is far beyond the usual standards of luxury.
This luxury 5 star hotel, which is also called a “thermal palace”, is located in Edipsos, just 2 hours away from Athens and it seems to be the ideal weekend break, especially to those who seek to escape from the stressful everyday routine. Let the power of the thermal spring water take away the tightening, the anxiety and the insomnia and let it fill you with the feelings of calmness and liveliness. The precious therapeutic water, healing from their own spring along with the beauty recipes that are made by herbs from the Greek nature and have been used here since the ancient times, take good care not only of the body and the face, but of the mind as well. Since Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel opened its doors, the Spa world gained a unique and precious member. Its great history and heritage, combined with the modern technology and the high quality services, giving the opportunity to its guests to live an extraordinary experience.
The hotel operating the whole year, has 108 spacious rooms, 6 of which are Suites and 1 presidential suite with unique interior decoration and an incredible view. The accommodation at Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel offers airy and calm living areas with luxury amenities. The hotel’s Standard Rooms look out to the peaceful courtyard and offer a range of facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including international satellite television, room service, a mini bar, individually controlled air conditioning, wifi and much more. If you’re looking for extra indulgence, then opt for the Presidential Suite, where you can enjoy a beautiful view to the sea and spacious living areas.
All of the above could only be combined with a nutritious, balanced diet. In their restaurants you can enjoy recipes, prepared by using fine, fresh ingredients and traditional taste secrets, all produced in the hotel-owned farm and based on the roots of the traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Healthy food, enriched by homemade Greek flavors will excite even the most pretentious guest, as emphasis is given mainly on the quality of the ingredients. Fresh raw materials are used exclusively, along with virgin olive oil produced in Thermae Sylla’s farm and last but not least don’t forget to taste the perfect quality biological wine.
Whether you wish to dine à la carte, eat at the water’s edge or enjoy an intimate room service, the gastronomic experience at Thermae Sylla will not disappoint. Visit one of the hotel’s four on-site restaurants, including Edipsos Restaurant, which serves generous breakfast and lunch buffets; Aithrion Restaurant, which offers fine dining with Greek ingredients; Messogios restaurant by the spa is just perfect after a day of relaxation, wellness and spa treatments; and Gia Psaraki Restaurant, where you can dine al fresco on spectacular seafood fare. Each of the restaurants prides itself on using locally sourced and fresh goods, including those from Thermae Sylla’s private farm.
Thermae Sylla Spa offers real wellness and treatments in an environment of understated luxury, where the spa’s magic water springs contain therapeutic minerals with healing properties. An oasis of relaxation on the sea-front, you will find yourselves in an idyllic spot to spend a romantic getaway with your loved one. No matter what the occasion, you can sit back and relax together in one of the spas, enjoy a candlelit dinner, or take a stroll arm-in-arm to one of the nearby beaches or ruins for a rejuvenating romantic experience. For professionals, they offer congress facilities with a capacity for up to 550 persons equipped with the state of the art technology and most modern existing communication means.
With its onsite Spa and two pools, you will find yourselves swimming, getting a massage and lounging in the Piano bar. You can also sit back, soak up some rays and enjoy the view of the Eubean Gulf on Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel’s private deck. Set at the source of Evia’s Edipsos springs, famed for their healing powers since the 4th century BC, only 2.5 hours far from Athens, at the northern part of the island Evia (Euboea), there are many ancient sites to explore nearby the hotel, in this green mountainous land that pours into the sea, including the Syllas Cave, one of the best preserved sites since the Roman era, the 13th Century Venetian tower dwelling, the Tower of Aidipsos, the ancient acropolis of Oreoi, the Roman Baths of Gialtra, and more.
A place blessed by nature. Located on Evia, the second biggest island of Greece, only 2.5 hours far from Athens, Edipsos is famous for its thermal springs that heal and rejuvenate ever since Antiquity. Hippocrates and Aristotle visited the springs and wrote about its benefits and the rare microclimate they create. The sea is always warm and the sun shines 300 days a year, tempting visitors for a dive even in winter. However the location has more to offer. Day trips to the Acropolis,to Delphi and to Meteora, or a visit to one of the numerous small churches and monasteries will help you feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
The MUD Therapy/Balneotherapy
Thermae Sylla has been voted one of the world’s top ten natural spas for good reason. It specializes in mud therapy or 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, our doctor works with you to establish the number of sessions and intensity required for healing and recovery.
What are the benefits of Mud therapy?
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. In addition, balneotherapy 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.
How is mud therapy applied?
A therapist mixes specially imported mud that contains active ingredients to encourage healing with Thermae Sylla’s water. The mud is then applied to the whole body at a specific temperature that feels slightly warm to the body and remains on the patient for 15 to 20 minutes. In essence, you will be enveloped in a natural thermal blanket that brings with it a very relaxing feeling.
You can then wash the mud away before sitting in a Jacuzzi-type tub that is filled with the rich thermal water of Thermae Sylla. A subsequent resting period of half an hour will open the pores and release toxins from the body. This is followed by a massage to enhance the effect of the mud treatment and encourage relaxation while toning the nervous system and muscles, as part of the healing process.
In summary, the six key points involved in mud therapy are applying the mud, waiting for it to activate the immune system, removing the mud, sitting in the thermal tub, allowing the body to release toxins, and finalizing with a healing massage.
How exactly does the mud react with the body?
Supported by the concentration of mineral salts in both the mud and the thermal water, and through an osmosis-like process, the skin absorbs beneficial nutrients while expelling toxins through the body’s pores and sweat glands. This stimulates the metabolism and produces beta endorphins and cortisol, both of which are hormones that combat stress. The neuroendocrine system – the mechanism by which the hypothalamus maintains its balance – also reacts to the mud by increasing the production of hormones that are beneficial to the body. In parallel the hot mud helps the muscles relax and boosts circulation.
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The Greek Summer on Evia’s top 5 beaches
The heat index has spiked in the past few days all over the country and Greek summer is here including fresh fish, all-day swimming in deep blue seas, watermelon to feel a bit cooler and cocktails all night long. A less famous island, that of Evia, in the Aegean Sea and rather close to Athens attracts many tourists during the summer who relax on its beautiful beaches. Evia is Greece’s second biggest island after Crete and offers many vacation opportunities. Its capital, Chalcis, has more than eight beaches around the city. What’s better or more “summerish” than a city where locals walk with their swimsuits on, carrying their beach towels and head for the closest beach? The stunning landscape and the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea and the Evoikos Gulf are only few reasons why we could not escape from introducing Evia’s top 5 beaches.
Probably the best beach on Evia. For sure, many other beaches could be our number one but Mourteri totally deserves this place! It is almost 10 kilometres away from the city of Kymi or the “balcony with view to the Aegean Sea” as is called. The water? Deep blue! (picture on top) The temperature of the water? Even better, the feeling is as a swimming pool not so cold and of course, not so hot either. But the beach itself is the best! 4.5 kilometres long, no stones, no sand, something different. It has a quite small cobble that calls you to play perfect beach tennis! The only thing that could make you angry on Mourteri is if someone decides to bring their towel closer than 100 metres to you and your company since there’s so much free space for everyone.
Special City Guide: Evia Island
Evia, the second largest island of Greece and the third in the eastern Mediterranean, is located close to the Prefecture of Attica. However, it has a somewhat mainland character, since two bridges, the modern, suspended one and the older, sliding one, link it to mainland Greece, called “Sterea Ellada”. The prefecture of Evia (which also includes the island of Skiros), is next to the prefecture of Viotia on the east and on the south touches the Aegean Sea, on the north and northwest to the Pagasitiko and Maliako Gulf, while on the west and southwest with the north and south Evian Gulf.
Evia has wonderful beaches, a pleasant climate, renowned monuments, many thermal sources and tasty food and is, therefore, a popular and nearby destination for the inhabitants of Athens. The island extends over a surface of 3.580 km2, its coastline is 48 km long and it has 220.000 inhabitants. Various findings in several parts of the area (Istiaia, Kirinthos, Psachna, Amarynthos, Artaki, Karistos etc) evidence that Evia was inhabited from the Paleolithic Era. Important archeological finding have been excavated fro the period of copper. Ruins dating back to the Early Helladic period have been found in Lefkanti, Vasiliko and in Manika, Chalkida, while in Oreoi and Aliveri ruins of the Middle Helladic period have been found. Finally, tombs and ruins of post Hellenic and Mycenaean era have been excavated in many areas of Chalkida.