The area of Edipsos has a special spot in Greek mythology. The goddess Athena asked from the god of fire, Hephestus, to bring to earth warm, relaxing, healing waters so that her protegee, the hero Hercules, could come and rest.
The thermal springs are the heritage of Loutra Edipsou. Today there are more than 80 thermal springs with a temperature between 28oC and 86oC. Excluding the private spas and those inside hotels, the town also has the GNTO spa which offers all modern facilities and techniques. It must be noted that this complex is one of the largest of its kind in our country.
The above extract is from the tourist brochure of the municipality of Edipsos .