Nature endowed Lesvos with yet another gift – the natural hot springs that are diffused throughout the entire island. The springs are the remains and the evidence of ancient volcanic activity in the region.
The precious carbonated, chlorinated, sulphuric and radioactive waters, the range in temperatures and units of radioactivity are famous in Lesvos from time immemorial and attract a large number of visitors to the island.Today, in Therma, Polychnito, Lisvorri, Thermi, Eftalou, Argeno and elsewhere, there are therapeutic hot springs suitable for almost all forms of therapy. This richness makes Lesvos perhaps the most beautiful spot for therapy in the Mediterranean.
Natural Hot Springs can be found at:
Loutropoli Thermis: famed since ancient roman times, when they were dedicated to Goddess Artemis. They have a temperature of 49.9o (C, 0.6 units of radioactivity and are recommended in the treatment of rheumatism.
Geras Gulf: Temperature of 39.7o (C, 1.8 units of radioactivity and are recommended in the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, gravel, bronchitis, gynaecological problems and others. Communal baths and separated for men and women.
Polychnitos: Temperature of 76-91o (C making them the hottest in Europe. Chlorinated, with 1.6 – 6 units of radioactivity. Communal baths and separated for men and women. Therapeutic for rheumatism, arthritis, gynaecological and dermatology problems, lumbago etc.
Eftalou: Temperature of 43.6-46.5o (C. Radioactive and chlorinated. They have 14.7 units of radioactivity. Suitable for rheumatism, arthritis, lumbago, neuralgia, gravel, gynaecological problems, etc.
Thermi: Temperature of 49.9o (C, Ferrous. They have 0.8 units of radioactivity. Suitable in treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, gynaecological problems, problems renal problems, problems related to the digestive system, neurological problems, arteriosclerosis, etc.