"Is there such a hotel in Evia island?", "Are you sure that you are in the city of Edipsos?", These were some of the messages I received while I was staying at the Thermae Sylla Spa &Wellness Hotel in Evia island. And yet, I wasn't just in Edipsos city but I was going to spend the next few days on one of the 10 best Medical, Thermal & Natural Spas in the world according to Conde Nast Traveler.

Thermae Sylla is a 5-star spa hotel, housed in a circular complex of buildings, the oldest of which was built in 1897. In the years that followed, it hosted many great personalities including Greta Garbo, Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Winston Churchill and Eleftherios Venizelos.


Thermae Sylla is located in the town of Edipsos in Northern Evia, in a great location, right by the sea. Edipsos is the largest spa town of Greece and thanks to its thermal springs and its excellent location, being in the center of Greece, welcomes many visitors from Greece and abroad each year. 

The healing thermal springs of Edipsos have been known since antiquity as they have a history of 20,000 years. According to Greek mythology, goddess Athena asked Hephaestus to bring warm waters to the surface of the earth so that Hercules can rest there after every feat, and he, listening to her, hit the earth with his hammer and immediately appeared healing thermal water. This thermal water, the temperature of which reaches up to 75 degrees Celsius, the visitor to Thermae Sylla can find both in the hotel's outdoor and indoor pool and in the springs splashing on the beach just in front of the entrance of the hotel.

First Impressions

Crossing the Edipsos coastal road, in one of the most beautiful and quiet parts of the town, we came across Thermae Sylla Hotel. As impressive as in the photos, surrounded by palm trees, it was the first time since we passed to Evia that I felt I was on an island. And while its exterior design impressed us, as we moved inwards to check-in and crossed the pool area to get to our room, we already knew that the next few days would be magical.

The rooms

Our room was located on the 2nd floor of the new wing. Opening the door, what we faced was a bright and spacious room with modern, minimal decoration. Of course, as much as I liked the room with the huge bed with the many pillows and the marble bathroom with fluffy bathrobes, what really stole my heart was the balcony! A tiny, yet beautiful balcony overlooking the pool area. The view from our balcony was so stunning I could easily spend the half day sitting in a chair doing absolutely nothing.


Breakfast is served in a very nice and elegant area, in Edipsos Restaurant, next to the hotel lobby. What I really enjoyed at breakfast is the fact that you can choose between a low-calorie breakfast and a rich American buffet breakfast. The options are unlimited from fresh local pies and loukoumades (Greek donuts) to homemade jams and crepes prepared by the chef in front of your eyes.


The facilities of Thermae Sylla Hotel are exactly what you expect from a 5-star hotel and spa. Here you can find a gym, two swimming pools with Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool (with 50% seawater and 50% thermal water) and an indoor pool (with 100% thermal water), which operate all year round, since the water temperature is always above 30° C. In the spa area there are also two different saunas, a Turkish bath, while a variety of treatments including massage, natural mud treatments, aqua aerobic group lessons are available for those who want to experience an ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation experience. 

In Thermae Sylla Hotel you can also find 4 great restaurants, Edipsos, Aithrion, Mesogeios and Gia Psaraki, where you can taste Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

Facilities: ★★★★★
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Location: ★★★★★
Quietness: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★★★
Internet access: Free
Breakfast: Included
Average price per night: 160 euros

Contact info
Address: Poseidonos 2 Edipsos, Evia 34300, Greece
Phone: +30 2226060100
Disclaimer: We were guests of Thermae Sylla Spa &Wellness Hotel, but all the opinions listed in this article are mine!

Daphne Giannouli

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