I first visited Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel with Travel Bloggers Greece in 2016. I loved the warm thermal waters and the effect it had on my skin so much that I came back several times after. Thermae Sylla Spa is a family-friendly Wellness hotel and therefore deserves a place on this blog in the section Family Spa & Wellness.
Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel
The thermal town of Edipsos and Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness hotel are well known in Greece for its famous therapeutic waters. The Thermae Sylla Spa has a great history. The curative springs have been known for thousands of years (they are mentioned by the ancient Greek philosophers and Hippocrates) and it was Roman general Sylla who gave his name to the hotel. He visited the springs and was cured of his arthritis. Later on, Thermal Tourism, developed by King Otto and his Bavarian, was the first kind of tourism to Greece.
The unique hotel is built at the thermal springs in 1890 and has been visited by the jet-set and politicians such as Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Greta Garbo and Winston Churchill. The Thermae Sylla Spa has been classified for several times among the 10 best medical thermal and natural spa’s in the world and has been chosen best Spa in Greece by several other organisations. The hotel is situated in a quiet corner of the town and overlooks the Evoikos Bay. It consists of the main building with a spacious classy lobby, sitting corners restaurants, meeting rooms, a new wing with more rooms, and the spa buildings. These buildings surround the large outdoor pool. In front of the hotel is a sundeck that gives access to the sea.
There is also a well equipped gym that give you the opportunity to watch the sea outside pool whilst working out. I was happy to see a small playroom for young children in the basement of the hotel next to a little salon. For older children there is a games room in between the spa area and the car parking. The hotel is clean and organized. Most rooms have been recently renovated and have sea or pool view. The buffet breakfast, a combination of Greek cuisine and international food, was lavish and again, of spa 5 star quality. Freshly squeezed fruit juices, plenty of healthy choices, a variety of breads and fruits. The best were the sweet and savory ‘sfoliata’ or Greek puff pastries. Dinner is served at the Bistro with an a-la-carte mediterranean Mediterranean and international menu.
Thermae Sylla Spa has a large and impeccably clean indoor and an outdoor pool. They are connected with the warm thermal waters found 300 meters underneath.
The outdoor pool is mixed with seawater. Around the indoor spa and on a second floor above it are all the facilities for esthetic and medical spa treatments. The outdoor pool can be used by children starting from infant age. In fact, a baby was in the outdoor pool during our winter weekend! Because of it’s temperature – 32-34 degrees C- , the outdoor pool is open all year.
In front of the hotel is a large sundeck overlooking the sea and mainland Greece. Due to the thermal waters, the sea here is warm at parts, even in winter time. Below is a photo that I took during my most recent trip in the winter time.
The Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel combines the medical benefits of thermal water with luxurious spaces and relaxation. The hotel is very close to Athens and suitable for a weekend break or a longer vacation all year around. The playrooms and access to the spa pools make it a family-friendly spa and wellness hotel.