If you are searching for a unique healing destination where you can unwind and let your body, mind, and soul relax, Loutraki Pozar thermal baths in the Pella district of northern Greece offers the perfect escape.
The majestic thermal springs complex features 48 individual baths, 6 indoor pools, an Olympic-size outdoor pool, two outdoor waterfall pools with a temperature of 37 °C, indoor private baths, hammams, four new hydrotherapy pools, massage and spa services, as well as jacuzzis.
Recommended for those with muscular aches and pains as well as other ailments, the Pozar hot springs are beneficial for overall wellbeing, either by bathing in them, or drinking their water.
Pozar’s water contains elements proven to help ease many physical discomforts as it includes ideal levels of sodium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and fluoride to help replenish and restore muscles.
Originally named Loutraki Aridaias, the springs are located 110 km from Thessaloniki and 40 km from Edessa, the capital of Pella, one of the loveliest cities in Greece- making it a great spot to explore.
After relaxing in the hot springs you are able to enjoy some adventurous activities including climbing and mountaineering, as well as hiking at the nearby Dark Forest, known as one of the most beautiful and lush forests in the country. If you are visiting during winter you can also ski at Kaimaktsalan ski resort, which is also great for snowboarding.
When it comes time to eat, make sure you try the fish at the local taverns, which feature the catch of the day from Vegorítida Lake and meat lovers will rejoice in the wide variety on offer. And don’t miss the nearby town of Amyntaio where there are plenty of surrounding wineries; we suggest you try the famous ‘xinomavro’ and pink champagne.
You can drive to Loutraki Polar from Thessaloniki, which is 110km and takes around two hours or an hour’s drive from Edessa.
The Polar Thermal Springs are open from 8 am until late in the evening.
Monday through to Thursday, the waterfall pools close at around 10 pm. While Friday to Sunday, the waterfall pools close at 2 am.
The outdoor Olympic-sized pool is open from 8 am to 9 pm in winter, and 8 am to 10 pm in summer.
A: Aridaia 584 00, Greece