Loved by the Romans
In Roman times, Aidipsos flourished, as it was already well known and appreciated for its healing springs. Even the Greek philosopher Aristotle mentioned Aidipsos in his works. The Roman general Sylla came here to cure his gout. Experience the exceptional character of Aidipsos by visiting the “Cave of Sylla” where the general took his baths in the springs with a view over the Mediterranean.
Thermal springs meeting the Mediterranean
Nature has given Aidipsos 75 thermal water springs, some of them directly located at the seaside with their water flowing into the sea. This offers the unique experience of bathing in thermal water just before diving into the sea. The luxurious Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel is famous for its spa water. Enjoy a swim in one of the thermal water pools or the huge variety of relaxing wellness or soothing medical treatments.
You can experience rich history in Aidipsos and surroundings. The town’s monuments include a 13th century Venetian Tower and the Tower of Aidipsos from Frankish times. The neoclassical building of Thermae Sylla Hotel is a historic site itself having hosted celebrities like Maria Callas or Winston Churchill. Just a short drive from Aidipsos you find the Church of Agios Ioannis the Russian, an important church for orthodox Christians.
The hidden beauties of Euboea
Aidipsos is located on the island of Euboea, the second largest one in Greece. Euboea has been spared from mass tourism and is thus the ideal place to relax. Dense pine forests, deep gorges, mountains, sand and pebble beaches with azure blue and emerald waters: Euboea impresses its visitors with an enormously varied landscape as the basis for sustainable and relaxing spa holidays.
How to get to Aidipsos
By airplane: Athens (ATH) appr. 150 km, Thessaloniki (SKG) appr. 290 km
Transfer: Just 160 km away from Athens, a pleasant trip of maximum 2,5 hours, by car to Arkitsa and then by ferry to Aidipsos or by car through Halkida. For those coming from Northern Greece by ferry from Glyfa to Aiokambos.
what to see
Syllas Cave, Church of Agion Anargyron, Venetian tower, Tower of Aidipsos, Acropolis of Oreoi, Roman Baths of Gialtra (15 km), Cape Artemisio (22 km), Byzantine and medieval castle of Oreoi (12 km), Museum of Natural History of Istiea (17 km), Katafigio Agrias Zois Dafnonta Natural Park (75 km), Athens (150 km), Monasteries on the island of Skiathos (175 km), Skopelos (200 km), Mount Pelio (130 km), Meteora with Byzantine monasteries (200 km)