The thermal springs at Eftalou are 3.5km from Molyvos, here you can relax in the picturesque 17th-century domed bath house. In the adjacent building, there are 7 private baths where cold water can be added if the main pool is too hot. The ancient domed roof with holes to allow sunlight to filer through is very relaxing.
If you have never tried the thermal springs at Eftalou then you really are missing out on a truly relaxing experience. Before entering the hot bath it is best to swim in the sea or take a cold shower. This eases entering the hot water. Frequent cooling trips to the sea or shower help the relaxation process, and slowly stress and tensions melt away.
WATER ANALYSIS: Chloride, Sodium, and Radium
DETAILED WATER ANALYSIS: Chloric lithium, Ammonium, potassium, sodium and calcium, aluminium sulphate, calcium and magnesium, iron and manganese, bromide, natrium, nitric potassium, aluminium hydrogen fluoride and silicic acid.
WATER TEMPERATURE: 43.6°- 46.5° C (110.5° – 115.7° F)
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: The Thermal Springs are recommended for the treatment of chronic rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, lumbago, neuralgia, psoriasis, gall stones, gynaecological problems, chest complaints, haemorrhoids, leucorrhoea and skin diseases (this list seems to be based on local wisdom rather than medical research).
FACILITIES: Group spring, 7 private bathtubs
WORKING HOURS: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
- Spring basin: 4.00€ per person 45 minutes
- Private tubs: 5.00€ per person per 20 minutes Children up to 6 years old free of charge.
TELEPHONE: (0030) 22530 71245
In the case of heart disease, blood pressure, phlebitis or pregnancy consult a doctor before using the thermal springs!
2/11 Today I went to the hot springs at 10 clock. They were not open, do you know why?
Eftalou Springs is a low key and locally run place, so opening times may very. We found it to be open in the summer. My guess is that, as for many places across the Mediterranean area, the place is closed from October to April.
Are you open. I heard its open but it is not clean. Can you give us the status of the situation at this hot springs.
We don’t operate the springs.
The springs are ‘officially’ closed. However, the gate into the public bath is normally unlocked and volunteers are doing their best to keep it clean. If you do visit, please give the volunteers a little help by having a tidy-up before you leave.
I am planning to visit the hot spring on my trip next week. July the 15th 2022. I am more than happy to help clean the area. This is such a precious gift. I just hope I can find the place open?