Radioactivity is in the water for you and me! Dip or Skip?
Loumakia, Ikaria, Greece
Time for some ancient hydrotherapy! Dip or Skip?
Cave Spring, Ikaria, Greece
Just one of 5 hot springs in the bay of Therma: This is the free open air coastal cave. Dip or skip?
Lefkada, Ikaria, Greece
Hefty amounts of hot water rushing into the Aegean sea between round boulders. Dip or skip?
Agia Kyriaki, Ikaria, Greece
Why not spend your time in a hotspring as you wait for your flight! Dip or skip?
Krifti, Lesbos, Greece
A chapel on the cliff gives the name to this long forgotten seaside hotspring! Skip or dip?
Polichnitos, Lesbos, Greece
Maybe not the often touted “hottest spring in Europe” but Polichintos has plenty of water and hot it is indeed! Dip or skip?
As tradition wants it, we went on our winter thermal spring heist. Which would lead us this time to a place in Hungary, two spots in Romania, one in Bulgaria and many more in Greece located in the northern mainland (Thrace) and the islands of Samothraki, Lesbos and Ikaria. 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.
Agios Giannis, Lisvori, Lesbos, Greece
Abundant hot water in the shepherds wasteland left neglected! Dip or skip?
Therma Spa, Gera Bay, Lesbos, Greece
Fancy outdoor thermal pools with Turkish baths! Dip or skip?
Megala Therma, Lesbos, Greece
Scalding water between pebbles on the beach! Dip or skip?
Thermis, Lesbos, Greece
Ottoman hotel in shambles, spa is vacated but the hotspring still flowing as ever! Dip or skip?
Efthalou, Lesbos, Greece
Aging Turkish spa under clandestine reactivation! Dip or skip?
Therma, Samothraki, Greece
Free hotsprings under wings of the headless nike! Dip or skip?
Loutra Potamias, Thrace, Greece
The random roadside hotspring! Dip or skip?
Loutra Eleftheron, Thrace, Greece
Literary the fountain of freedom! Dip or skip?
Hotsprings and home of a modern day prophetess! Dip or skip?
Băile Herculane, Romania
Brutalist spa town with open air hotsprings! Dip or skip?
Spa town with roman roots and hotsprings! Dip or skip?
A campground with hotspring pools! Dip or skip?
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.