Kos Thermal Springs

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Location: Thermes

The Thermal Springs of Kos Greece, Dodecanese: In the location of Agios Fokas, there is a sea-pool with hot springs, known as the thermes. The place is well known as one of the most outstanding places on Kos. In order to get there, it is necessary to go across the East beach and pass Psalidi cape, as well as Agios Fokas cape. In the case of Agios Fokas, its cape is a steep arm coming from a 75 height from the sea level hill. In that location, there used to be also a small church dedicated to Agios Fokas, which dated around the Byzantine period, and at approximately 3 km away from there, the thermes are currently organized as a true summer resort.

In the case of Kos thermal baths, they are placed at the end of a 250 meter-long pebbled beach, surrounded by a rock pool. In this pool, hot water is usually ranging between 42oC and 50oC. When it mixes with the water coming from the sea, it produces a nice warm bath. According to what some locals advice, the best part of the pool to start with is the one at the back left, where the water is not so warm. Then, one can gradually move towards hotter waters.

The warmest spring comes from a fissured rock, placed on the right side of a shore. It is advisable for tourists to remember that the pool has a considerable size, so the temperature can vary a lot depending from their location. However, anywhere of the pool will always be warmer than in the sea. Referring to its properties, the thermes of Kos have been tested in order to establish if they are curative apart from being pleasant. According to studies, those waters have healing features for skin ailments cases.

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3.2/5.0
11 Reviews
  • Ed 22 Jun 2024
    What a fabulous place
    What a fabulous place,so glad we visited the Thermal Springs, describing isn't enough ,you have to experience the warmth of ybe spring streaming out the rocks .
  • Fens 24 Apr 2024
    Hot springs??????
    It is only a deserded beach and nothing more. There was no hot water or bassin to lay in. Very disappointing.
  • Jo 13 Apr 2024
    Perfect day out
    A highlight. We caught a number 1 bus to agios fokas and walked the 25 minutes to the spring. The walk was beautiful. It’s April so perfect weather. The couple hours we spent in the spring was heaven on earth. We met really lovely people and no one wanted to get out. It was a day I won’t forget. A natural, wonderful, magical place.
    Enjoy!
  • K. 05 Mar 2024
    Themis
    The trek down the grey volcanic hillside finishes at a natural rockpool that has very hot thermal water that escapes to the cold azure sea so that the water is not stagnant. I loved sitting in it with other tourists and watching the bubbles trickle up to the surface with steam floating. You quickly dip into the cold sea and feel energized. It's so unspoilt and natural.
    Even 2 goats came up to us on the beach for a feed of my banana. I'll always go there to renew myself. Very unique experience.
  • Rick 11 Oct 2023
    Wonderful
    Just a great spot and completely natural. The earlier reviewers are barking up the wrong tree. The old spa house had long stopped working. A must to visit on Kos island
  • Carole 15 Sep 2023
    Loved the unspoilt natural springs
    I thought these were great, not commercialised and a wonderful experience. Not everything has to be part of a theme park or over-engineered.
    The effort to get there was well worth it and something I would repeat,
    Who cannot feel the wonder of sitting in the sea with the water temperature of a nice warm (hot) bath.
  • Joyce 30 Jun 2023
    The hot springs got rid of a cyst
    The hot springs got rid of a cyst on my upper back… a complete surprise to me. The cyst grew back 3 years later so I should have repeated the visit to the thermal springs more often.
    I agree the beach itself is not a good choice for pure sunbathing. The hike down and up from the main road is tough in the heat with 1 or 2 Cantina stops for drinks.
    Yes the Greek authorities could really make the experience more attractive by developing it.
    However, the healing properties of the springs for me, far outweigh the undeveloped rugged area…. and to me that was the natural beauty of it.
  • Mike 17 May 2023
    Mr
    I’m not sure why the other reviewers are so negative. It’s not a 5* attraction and it’s a fair walk down and back up again but well worth the experience. Sitting in a seawater pool that’s heated by thermal springs is a great experience.
    With respect to the other reviews, stagnant? Not at all, you can smell the sulphur which proves it’s a thermal spring not a tank on the hill (what a ridiculous statement)
    3 stars because it’s not very comfortable but otherwise worth a visit
  • Fabio Mori 16 Aug 2022
    No reason to go there

    Bad place..... No reason to go there.... That's all....


  • Kezza 14 May 2022
    It was fake
    The hot spring is actually man made and has stag dent waters running into the pool confirmed by a few locals lol lol enjoy the dirty stagdent water people from the moment I stepped foot onto the beach I knew it was fake and man made with pipes running from a water tank up top so glad I chose to not get in the water
  • Toni Botting 28 Apr 2022
    Disappointed with this tourist attraction
    So disappointed with this tourist attraction. I thought this would be like an attraction I could stay at all day. Unkempt area. Maybe the Greek tourist board could take it under there guidance , this could be a goldmine. The thermal bath itself was very warm, but once I'd experienced this I did not want to stay on the beach ????

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