Greece is a country with many thermal waters in its various regions. It is no coincidence that thermal tourism has been developed in our country. However, many of the places offering thermal baths are not very well known to both Greek or foreign visitors. One of these places is the unknown healing forest of Greece with its thermal baths. It’s the baths of Kyllini. A special place with history from antiquity.
The unknown healing forest in Kyllini
The thermal springs of Kyllini Baths have been known since antiquity. However many people don’t know them. There in antiquity there were Sanctuaries of Asclepius, Aphrodite and other deities. Also there was a hydrotherapy room during Roman times and later as revealed by the surviving ruins of Roman Baths.
The thermal springs of Kyllini Castle can be found on the northwest beach of Peloponnese, which belongs to the prefecture of Elia and directly opposite the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia. They are only 6 km from Kyllini and 85 km from Patras.
the unknown to many springs and the healing forest, as it is called, is located between two rows of hills which form a valley opening to the sea at a distance of 330 meters The forest is characterized by dense vegetation that has century-old trees mainly eucalyptus trees. You can imagine pictures from antiquity where they would visit the baths for healing purposes as well. It is no coincidence that they call it the mysterious spa of antiquity.
As for the name Kyllini, it was given to Loutra because Kyllini, which is six kilometers from the Castle, was known since antiquity as both a port and a settlement. The images from above offered by youtube’s Haanity channel are impressive…
How to get to the Baths
Access to Loutropolis is not difficult. You can drive from Lechena, then to Castle and then to Baths. A beautiful route with an even more beautiful destination…