The Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel, situated at the spa of Aedepsus on the Island of Euboea, Greece, is a majestic neoclassical building dating from 1897.
The thermal curative waters of Aedepsus have been known ever since an era preceding the 4th Century BC according to the descriptions of ancient Greek philosophers, like Aristotle, Strabo and Plutarch, not to mention Hippocrates, the father of scientific medicine, who was the first to introduce hydrotherapy as a method of curing several diseases in the mid 5th Century BC.
Ever since then, Aedepsus has experienced periods of rise and decline, reaching the peak of its glory during the epoch of Roman Empire’s rule, when Roman general Syllas visited this town and was cured of the uric arthritis disease he had been suffering from by emerging in its curative waters. The fame of Aedepsus was also great during the Belle Époque, when renowned Greek and foreign politicians, artists and tycoons, such as El. Venizelos, C. Palamas, M. Callas, Omar Sharif, Greta Garbo, Ar. Onasis and W. Churchill spent pleasant times of recreation, curative relaxation, rejuvenation and entertainment at the Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel.
The therapeutic power of Aedepsus’s curative waters is of great interest due to the fact that they contain an abundance of metal salts and trace elements (32-45 gr. per litre) consisted mainly of iron, calcium and magnesium at water temperatures ranging from 70° to 85° Celsius as well as to the fact that they spring out from thermometal wells of a 3,000 meter depth.
The beneficial results of this spa’s waters have been observed clearly in rheumatologic, arthritic and kinetic diseases, chronic inflammations and general complaints of the musculoskeletal system as well as in gynaecologic diseases.
Virgin olive oil produced in the estate under ecologically-congenial conditions is the basis of the cuisine, which is the reason why the Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel has been classified, quite reasonably for several times the past few years among the 10 best Medical Thermal & Natural Spas according to the Readers Spa Awards by the Conde Nast Traveller England organisation, it’s the only Greek Spa with ESPA certification, and has been chosen as the best Spa in Greece by the Visitors of Philoxenia international fair of Thessaloniki, Greece, for the third time in a row.