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Pozar Thermal Baths

Refresh yourselves in the birthplace of Alexander the Great

Imagine yourself in a pool amidst steep rocks, natural waterfalls and wild vegetation. Feel the soothing warmth of the water (37oC) taking the strain off your body, and let your eyes wander around the verdant gorge where Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) stream flows, (aka Thermopotamos meaning 'hot river' in Greek). Heighten your senses in this pristine nature where green is King and even the branches of the trees (mainly planes and willows) are all covered in luxuriant ivy. Relish the stimulating sensation of the 37oC crystal clear waters in the outdoor pool that is surrounded by the wild! In the historic district of Pella, the capital of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia, the beauty of Greek nature will add to your desire for wellness.

Home to your memorable holiday will be Loutraki Aridaias, also known as Pozar Springs, an area located at 110 km distance from Thessaloniki and only 40 km from Edessa town, the capital of Pella and one of the most beautiful cities of Greece thanks to the rivers that run through it and rush over the cliffs to form two waterfalls, with the highest and more spectacular one dropping 70m.

At the foot of Mount Kaimaktsalan, the Pozar Thermal Springs' facilities comprise 48 individual baths, 6 indoor pools, the outdoor pool (12x25m) hamams, jacuzzi and spa. Recommended for rheumatism, skin conditions, respiratory and circulatory problems, the Pozar hot springs are beneficial for your health and well-being, either by bathing in them, or drinking their water.


Need an adrenaline rush?

  • Hit the trails connecting the thermal springs with Mount Voras (Kaimaktsalan) along the river, go climbing or mountaineering.
  • Run up the wooden staircase and discover the 16 prehistoric caves hidden in the gorge.
  • Take a walk in the nearby Black Forest, one of the most beautiful forests in Greece, which owes its name to the density of the trees that allow no sunlight to reach the ground. Tradition has it that Alexander the Great had had timber cut here in order to make the 6m long spear called sarissa,a notorious weapon of the Ancient Greek Macedonian army.
  • Go bird watching if you find yourself here in spring. And if you are lucky enough you will spot pink feathers in the distance: it will be flamingos!
  • Ride the ski slopes of Kaimaktsalan ski resort (2.300 m.)
Fine hotels and cozy guest houses will offer accommodation at reasonable prices. If you plan a day visit, don’t miss out on a meal here: fish straight out of Vegoritida Lake and game hunted in the nearby forest are two of your options. Make sure you try xinomavro,the famous red wine from the nearby town of Amyntaio, with a strong taste rich in tannins (this is the basic ingredient of the area's pink bubble wine).

For your next memorable and relaxing holidays choose Pozar Springs and rejuvenate your senses!

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