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History of Edipsos

According to mythology, Goddess Athena asked her brother Ifaistos to bring hot water over the surface of the earth for Hercules wanted to wash his hair and gain divine strength. Then, Ifaistos hit the bowels of the earth with his celestial hammer and there gushed out the hot medicinical springs of Edipsos. Ancient writers like Aristoteles, Stravon, Plutarch, e.t.c. refer with great admiration to the beneficial effects of the thermal baths of Edipsos. Their healing properties have been acknowledged since the Hellenistic years, whereas during the Roman era, general Syllas stayed here for a long time in order to find relief from the health problems he suffered.
Many roman emperors like Adrianos, Marcus Aurelius, Karakalas, Constantine The Great and Theodosius, used to pay regular visits to the town and experience the beneficial effects of its mecinical springs.
But with the establishment of Christianism and the abolition of
Rome, the radiance of Edipsos started to fade out.
Unfortunately, in 1814, the Turks destroyed a great part of the area. Real development of the hot springs started again in 1887.
On the 20th century, Edipsos became gradually a very important tourist attraction with eminent visitors. Particularly, at Belle Epoque, the spa gained international reputation and prestige.
During the German jackboot the captors respected the historic value and the architectural tradition of the place and did not destroy it.
After World War Two, Edipsos has become a place of great resort, the most popular spa in Greece, equivalent of the European ones.

 
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