Wellness tourism is travel for the purpose of promoting health and wellbeing through physical, psychological, or spiritual activities. A spa is a location where mineral-rich, spring and sea, water is used to give medicinal baths. Spa towns, spa and hot spring resorts offer various health treatments. A spa treatment is a procedure to help the health of the body. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters either due to the high temperature or the presence of rare active constituents, goes back to prehistoric times and such practices have been popular worldwide.
Greece is one of the richest countries in the world in natural spas. Thermal and mineral springs appear at 850 different geographical locations. In addition to revitalizing the spirit and providing self-balance, the large number of mineral springs in Greece offers visitors an opportunity to receive treatment for chronic ailments in a totally natural way, known as hydrotherapy. Hot springs are the basis for this therapeutic treatment (thermalism). The beneficial properties are really broad as they address people of all ages. They start by improving appearance (concerns mainly the condition of the skin) and arrive at the more generalized feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.
Fourteen (14) hydro-therapeutic centers (owned by Greek National Tourism Organization) annually treat around 100,000 persons, with 1,400,000 therapeutic treatments, while dozens of other spas operated by local authorities offer modern high-quality services to visitors. Moreover, spa centers with state of the art facilities and specialized staff van be found in the majority of the five-star hotels, while other spas can usually be found in Athens or Thessaloniki. These spas provide the contemporary visitor with the relaxation, revitalization and beauty services that he/she requests.
Enjoy the healing powers of pure water. Relax with a wholesome massage. Add vibrancy to your skin with a refreshing facial treatment. Relieve stress and tension with treatments created from fresh herbs. Nature has endowed Greece with springs with important therapeutic properties, which form part of the country’s national wealth. Let us guide you through a spa and wellbeing experience in Greece.