Pozar Thermal Baths- A revitalisation of the senses in the birthplace of Alexander the GreatAridaia Greece
on the right side the water is hot and on the left side is cold, even if the weather was hot I didn’t dare to swim in the cold water
Imagine yourself in a pool amidst precipice rocks, natural waterfalls and wild vegetation. Feel the soothing warmth of the water (37⁰C) taking the strain off your body, and let your eyes wander around the verdant gorge of the water stream of Áyios Nikólaos (Saint Nicolas) locally known as Thermopótamos (= hot river) and immerse yourself into natural therapeutic waters as Alexander the Great did over 2.500 years ago
Enjoying our therapeutic thermal bath. Very relaxing.
In the springtime, breath in the galore of natural aromas in a feast of green, where even the branches of the trees (mainly planes and willows) are all covered with covetous ivy. In the winter, relish the stimulating sensation of the 37 degrees in the outdoor pool, the stunning turquoise spot that stands out in the white and cold. At the foot of Kaimaktsalan Mountain, the thermal baths facilities of Pózar comprise 48 individual baths, 6 indoor pools, the outdoor pool (12x25m) hamams, jacuzzi and spa services. Recommended for rheumatic, dermatological, gynecological, and respiratory and circulatory system conditions, the hot springs of Pózar are beneficiary for everybody’s health and well-being not just while bathing in them, but also when drinking their water. Still, that’s just half as natural and healthy as you can go Loutra Pozar (Pozar baths) is one of the finest Greek destinations for excursions or vacations during all 4 seasons.
The value of local sources seems to have appreciated since Roman years already, but in the middle of the last century were the first analysis of water and certified therapeutic properties. The large supply of the (650 cubic meters / hour) creates optimal conditions for operating the spa area, while the outdoor pool and “ponds” that are naturally formed in the bed of Thermopotamou, enabling bathe in a stunning natural backdrop.
Take a walk in the nearby Dark Forest, one of the most beautiful forests in Greece, which owes its name to the density of the trees that let no sun light reach the ground. Tradition has it that Alexander the Great had had timber cut here for the fearful weapon of the Macedonian army, the 6m long spear called “sárissa”. Before enjoying the thermal spa we had walked for 1 hour in the lovely gorge of the “Thermopotamos” river. The variety of flora is amazing. We saw lots of cold-water cataracts and as close as one meter the hot water was springing up! There is also a climbing area for rope climbing fans. Everything at the foot of Kaimaktsalan or Vorras mountain. Lovely nature.
We stayed at Filoxenia hotel, a really nice hotel very close to Pozar.
interior of the hotel