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Therma Beach, Kos, Greece

Everybody on the island knows the rocky beach with an abandoned spa building. But do you dare bath in the winter?

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Thermes, Xanti, Greece

EU Money well spend: gentle outdoor pools in the Rhodope Mountains.

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Toplata voda, Varna, Bulgaria

The cities beach promenade with hot pool by the Black Sea!

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Puturoasa, Hârșova, Romania

Right at the bank of the Danube river: “The stinky baths”!

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(Mikra)-Psōronéria, Kato Damasta, Greece

Two more 35ºC soaks just a splash away from Thermopilae!

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Loutra Thermopilon, Thermopylae, Greece

A soak just as legendary as the ‘300’ Spartans having fought here 2500 years ago.

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Kouniavitis, Kamena Vourla, Greece

Bunch of warm pools next to the highway.

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Kallyntika, Kamena Vourla, Greece

Swimming with turtles!

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Gialtron baths, Evia, Greece

The low key alternative 20km from Loutra Edipsou!

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Loutra Edipsou, Evia, Greece

This hotspring town has freeloaders covered with outdoor pools at the shore.

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Mustafa-Litza, Ikaria, Greece

Radioactivity is in the water for you and me!

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Loumakia, Ikaria, Greece

Time for some ancient hydrotherapy!

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Cave Spring, Ikaria, Greece

Just one of 5 hot springs in the bay of Therma: This is the free open air coastal cave!

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Lefkada, Ikaria, Greece

Hefty amounts of hot water rushing into the Aegean sea between round boulders!

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Agia Kyriaki, Ikaria, Greece

Why not spend your time in a hotspring as you wait for your flight!

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Krifti, Lesbos, Greece

A chapel on the cliff gives the name to this long forgotten seaside hotspring!

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Polichnitos, Lesbos, Greece

Maybe not the often touted “hottest spring in Europe” but Polichintos has plenty of water and hot it is indeed!

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Wintertime Ferry Connections in the Aegean Sea from Greece to Turkey

If you ever went online for ferry connections you find yourself teleported to the late 1990: Horrible websites, missing translations unclear schedules. Here is the thing that I had to draw because it does not exist anywhere else: A freaking map to get a overview of possible car ferry connections that operate in the winter of 2022/23! I hope this helps someone – happy island hopping!

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Hot Springs Galore: 2022-24 Travel Report

As tradition wants it, we went on our winter thermal spring heist. Which would lead us this time to a place in Hungary, three spots in Romania, two in Bulgaria and many more in Greece: located in the northern mainland (Thrace), Lamia and the islands of Evia, Samothraki, Lesbos, Ikaria and Kos. There is a recap of each place and some thermal photography to go along with it. Here are all of them in order by my personal dip rating.

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Agios Giannis, Lisvori, Lesbos, Greece

Abundant hot water in the shepherds wasteland left neglected!

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Therma Spa, Gera Bay, Lesbos, Greece

Fancy outdoor thermal pools with Turkish baths!

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Megala Therma, Lesbos, Greece

Scalding water between pebbles on the beach!

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Thermis, Lesbos, Greece

Ottoman hotel in shambles, spa is vacated but the hotspring still flowing as ever!

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Efthalou, Lesbos, Greece

Aging Turkish spa under clandestine reactivation!

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Therma, Samothraki, Greece

Free hotsprings under wings of the headless nike!

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Loutra Potamias, Thrace, Greece

The random roadside hotspring!

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Loutra Eleftheron, Thrace, Greece

Literary the fountain of freedom!

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Rupite, Bulgaria

Hotsprings and home of a modern day prophetess!

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Băile Herculane, Romania

Brutalist spa town with open air hotsprings!

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Geoagiu-Băi, Romania

Spa town with roman roots and hotsprings!

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Kiskőrös, Hungary

A campground with hotspring pools!

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My favorite places on São Miguel (Azores)

Recommended: Spend half a year quarantined on the island so you can explore the entire island and know all the best hot springs, hikes and beaches! If you have less time this list will help you to pick some natural highlights.