The Kaiafas thermal springs are renowned since antiquity and include two springs, Anigrides Nymphes and Geranio (or Atlantides Nymphes). They flow from caves at the feet of Lapitha mountain to the east coast of the Kaiafas lagoon. The Kaiafas thermal springs are situated south of the Ilia prefecture, at the feet of Lapitha mountain, in a wonderful area covering about 550 hectares, with a coast of 3.5 km, on the Kaiafas lake, at Loutra, which is just 25 km away from the archaeological site of Olympia. The combination of forest, lake, sea and thermal healing baths, adds unique characteristics to this property. An ancient greek myth mentions that the daughters of the king Proetus of Argos, Iphinoe and Iphianassa, who had unlawful relations with the oracle Melapodas, threw in the caves their cleansing waters. To avoid the rage of their father when they got pregnant, they fled to Lapitha mountain. Ancient Greek doctors, travelers and geographers mention that in antiquity the area’s residents were the first to use the springs for medicinal purposes.
The water springs from the ground, at some points hot and at other points cold, it is mixed creating a natural hammam, and is recommended for the following conditions:
Conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (lower-back morbidity, ischialgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical syndrome, spondyloarthritis, psoriatic rheumatism), gynecological and skin diseases.
The Kaifas Thermal Springs operates from the beginning of June until the end of October.
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