Posar Thermal Baths & Edessa Waterfalls, Thessaloniki

A combination of total relaxation and stunning nature play , external natural pools in an amazing landscape !

The hot springs gush from the bank of the hot river, with a temperature that reaches 37°C

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Description

We will enjoy the therapeutic qualities of the healing hot springs of Pozar in the fascinating external natural pools, just where the nature established an absolute picturesque landscape against the view of Mount Voras, northwest of Aridaia. The healing water spewed out in a constant temperature of 37° C sets a feeling of body well-ness. The water is also known is for the drinking therapy (you can drink the water for body healing), revitalization and relaxation; a natural spa in the altitude of 400m against a fascinating scenery.

We combine the relaxation in Pozar, with the city of Edessa where the biggest waterfalls in Balkans are located, verifying its first name as the “city of waters”. The water falls from 70m high, producing magical vapor clouds! Don’t miss this absolute experience! 

We depart from Thessaloniki (check the pick up point convenient for you !) to Pozar thermal springs along with our friendly trip attendant-archaeologist,

The distance is 110km and lasts approximately 1½ hours. One explanation regarding the meaning of the name “Pozar” is “after the charcoal” while
another one is “under the fire”, which forms an evidence that in the past the village was located in a different place that was burnt or set on fire and the villagers gave the name “Pozar” to their new village.

We reach the enchanting Pozar hot springs, the spa into nature. The healing water infiltrates the ground and after going quite deep is heated up and goes back to the surface enriched with minerals and trace elements.

Admire the beautiful gorge located in the majestic mountain where the river “Toplitsa” (in slavic language is defined as “the hot river”) flows through it forming small cascades and shallow shores. Nowadays is mostly known as the river of Saint Nicolas.

Enjoy the free time in Pozar in order to feel the qualities of the healing water relaxing in the natural pools of the hot springs. Combine it with a coffee break in the organized area. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear and a towel/bathrobe!

Later on, we have a stop for a lunch break in a picturesque village next to Pozar where we can taste greek traditional flavors. There we have also
the chance to spoil ourselves with traditional viands of local producers (honey, spoon sweets etc.) from the local market in the main square of the village. We continue our trip to Edessa.

The name Edessa means “a tower into the water” because of the intense presence of the liquid element in the city since the antiquity. We have free time to admire the impetuous waterfalls and capture the enchanting scenery; where the park of the cascades meets the edge of the rock, also known as the “eyebrow” of the city, is located, according to the famous greek author Menelaos Lountemis, “the step where God steps on to go up the sky”. The water comes from the springs of the mountain Kaimaktsalan (Voras) supplied constantly by the snowmelt of the mountain.

We depart to Thessaloniki at around 15:30p.m and we are back approximately after 1½ hours (17:00pm), making the same stops where we started from. 

Itinerary

08:00 - aprox we pick you up from the designated meeting points (please choose what's closer to you and inform us) and departure for Pozar.

Pozar thermal springs is 110km away and our drive lasts about 1 hour and a half. Enjoy the free time in Pozar , feel the qualities of the healing water, relax in the natural pools of the hot springs. Coffee break in the organized area.

Lunch break in a Pozar village !

Lets taste Greek traditional flavors (cost not included) . Care for a local market tour ? Traditional viands of local producers (honey, spoon sweets etc.) from an original local market!

13:30 approx, lunch and touring in betutifull Edessa !

We continue our trip to Edessa. Free time to admire the impetuous waterfalls and capture the enchanting scenery

15:30p.m aprox departing back to Thessaloniki

We depart to Thessaloniki at around 15:30p.m and we are back approximately after 1½ hours (17:00pm), making the same stops where we started from.

What’s included

  • Transportation to and from Pozar and Edessa.
  • English-speaking trip attendant.
  • Basic travel insurance (during transportation).
  • Pick up/drop off service from/to designated meeting points.

What’s excluded

  • The entrance fee to the natural pools of the thermal springs (2€ per person) and 3€ per person for the big pool.
  • The towel rental in case that you don’t have one with you (1,5€ per towel).
  • The cost of the lunch at the restaurant.
  • Pick up and drop off from you hotel.

What do I need to bring

  • Swimwear.
  • Towel/bathrobe.

Important information

  • Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own trasfers to reach the designated meeting points and start the tour. 
  • You should be at the departure points 5’ earlier from the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops,
    except for boarding.
  • You should have a towel or a bathrobe with you before entering to the water and after coming out of it.
  • Available lockers with key are situated at the area of the thermal springs so that you can store your personal belongings.
  • You can rent a towel from the area (the cost is 1,50€ per towel).
  • There are numerous changing rooms with hairdresser for your personal care. Entrance to the thermal springs is not allowed for pregnant women.
  • Be provided with the information folio of the Thermal Springs for all the advice regarding the sensitive social groups that can’t make use of the Thermal Springs
  • Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult in order to make use of the Thermal Springs. 
  • INFANTS from 0 - 2 years old FREE of CHARGE, without seat. 

STARTING POINTS AND DEPARTURE TIME

  • Starting point: WHITE TOWER(Entrance) 08:00
  • Stop 1: MAKEDONIA PALACE HOTEL 08:05
  • Stop 2: ARISTOTELOUS square & EGNATIA (Venizelos Statue) 08:15
  • Stop 3: CAPSIS Hotel 08:20
  • Stop 4: THE MET Hotel 08:25 

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Just like the film, My Greek wedding, thanks for a great time , recommended!

15 October, 2019 by Papatakis Denver