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 Mineral Hot Water, medicinal Spring baths of Lesvos


Greece is the country to be proud of with 750 mineral hot water spring baths world wade
and Lesvos is gifted by having the most of them !!!!!
 
 

Hot Springs in Lesvos (with minerals of Chloric Nitrate the most highest temperatures
in Europe  48
c - 91c)

As recorded by Herodotus, Ancient Greeks are the first to use hot springs for their healing powers (13th century B.C.). Those hot springs belong to the hot radioactive Alipigon category, and are highly radioactive as M. Petertses noted during his 1936-1938 research. Those hot springs apparently cure muscle problems, breathing problems, blood circulation anomalies, gynecological problems, urine related problems, skin problems and others.

 Polichnitos: map of Lesvos

 

Hot springs of Polichnitos (The hottest in Europe).

(spring welling within torrent)
Temperature (C): 87,6
Total of dissolved salts (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 11,18
Chloric Nitrate (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 8,49

(large spring flowing into torrent) 
Temperature (C): 76,1
Total of dissolved salts (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 11,69
Chloric Nitrate (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 8,85
Radioactivity: 1.6-6 units

Recommended for:
the cure of rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica of the hip joint, myalgic pain, gynecological, illness of the womb, scropules and skin disease.

 

 

 

 Lisvori:  map of Lesvos

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Agios. Ioannis

Temperature (C):  69
Total of dissolved salts (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 10,93
Chloric Nitrate (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 8,20
Radioactivity: 14.7 units

Recommended for:
the cure of rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica of the hip joint, myalgic pain, gynecological, illness of the womb, scropules and skin disease.

 Thermi: Hot springs with Iron  map of Lesvos

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Hot springs of Thermi

Temperature (C): 46,9 - 49,9
Total of dissolved salts (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 35,48
Chloric Nitrate (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 28,18
Radioactivity: 0.8 units

Recommended for:
the cure of rheumatism, arthritis, liver and kidney stones,   sciatica, backache, gynecological, sterility, blood disease, circulatory problems and skin disease, arteriosclerosis and hypertension, disease of the nerves, lymphatism, spleen enlargement, cirrhosis, paralysis, periostitis and rachitis.
Inhalation for chronic bronchial catarrh, catarrh of the pharynx and the eustachian tubes.

 Efthalou (Mithymna):   map of Lesvos

 

(Radioactive) Hot springs of Efthalou Mythimna (Molivos)

Temperature (C):  43.6 - 46.5
Total of dissolved salts (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 5,81
Chloric Nitrate (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 4,08
Radioactivity: 14.7 units

Recommended for:
the cure of chronic rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica of the hip joint, lymphatism, arterial hypertension, gravel, neuralgia, kidney and gall stones, gynecological complaints and skin diseases.

 Gera:   map of Lesvos

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Hot springs of Kourtzis   
The largest on the island on shore of the bay of Gera.

Temperature (C):  39.7
Total of dissolved salts (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 1,68
Chloric Nitrate (gr. per kgr. of H
O): 0,97
Radioactivity: 1.8 units

Recommended for:
prevent heart attacks, dropsy, the cure of rheumatism, sciatica of the hip joint, chronic rheumatism, skin diseases of an arthritic nature, illness of the womb, intestinal diseases, arthritis kidney and gall gravel, bronchitis, neurasthenia.
Separate baths for men and women.

Lower Temperature

 Hot Springs (Lesvos Lower Temperature  20C - 30C)

 a) Hot springs Agias Melanis  
 b) Hot springs Gavathas
 c) Hot springs Panagias Krifis
Recommended for: the cure of rheumatism, arthritis, bronchitis.

Photographs Jelly E. Hadjidimitriou, from the book Tourism on the Island of Lesvos, G. A. Doukakis Close

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