Kalithea Springs

Kalithea Springs

Kalithea Springs

Kallithea Springs are located at the bay of Kallithea, just 9km from the City of Rhodes.

Known since antiquity for their therapeutic properties, the thermal springs of Kallithea were utilized by the Italians, in the early 20th century, being very popular and attracting visitors from all over the world.

Nowadays the renovated, majestic premises of Kallithea Springs completely restored and tastefully refurbished are welcoming once again hundreds of visitors per day, being one of the most popular attractions on the island of Rhodes.

Experience Kallithea
The unique architecture of the Kallithea Springs complex and the grandeur of the space, with the pebble stone mosaics, the Rotonta Hall , the terrace, the impressive patio and the staircases at the entrance create a nostalgic cinematic backdrop.

The picturesque bay with the crystal clear waters, the impressive seabed and the palm trees is organized with all the modern facilities and is very popular during summer months. The historic café has been expanded and stylishly restored serving from morning till late and operating also as a beach bar.

Plenty are the cultural and artistic events, festivals, concerts and exhibitions, which are hosted at the Kallithea Springs premises all year round. The venue is also very popular for weddings and receptions, as well as for corporate meetings and events!

Weddings
For truly magical and unforgettable weddings there is no better place to get married than Kallithea springs. A romantic setting with a cinematic backdrop is one of the most popular wedding venues in Rhodes. There are many wedding planners that organize wedding in Kallithea providing professional service with outstanding attention to detail for a memorable wedding.

Corporate Events
The unique premises of Kallithea Springs are the perfect setting for corporate events and receptions as well. Gala dinners, corporate parties, convention opening or closing ceremonies often taken place in Kallithea, offering to the participants an really memorable events.

History of Thermal Springs
Known since antiquity for their therapeutic properties, the thermal Springs of Kallithea were utilized by the Italians, in the early 20th century. The initial premises were inaugurated on July 1st, 1929 and remained in operation until 1967, being very popular and attracting visitors from all over the world. The complex was designed by the architect Petrio Lombardy and the designs were considered among the best architectural compositions of that era.

The thermal springs of Kallithea in Rhodes, were well known since the Ancient Greece times for the beneficial properties of their waters springing up from the surrounding rocks. In August and September crowds of visitors were coming to the area and they were even setting up camps in the surrounding area, so as to be close to the spring.

Since the time of the Dorian Hexepolis 700b.c. and later during the times of the Knights of Saint John at 13th & 14th century the springs were attracting visitors from the surrounding islands, the Asian Coast, the middle east and even from the depths of the Orient being a meeting place of Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Jews.

During the Italian occupation of the island of Rhodes, at the early 20th century the political governor of Mario Lago, took the initiative in 1927, to conduct a systematic study of its waters known to the locals as “Tsillonero” after it’s cleansing properties. The survey was conducted by distinguished hydrologists and doctors under the supervision of the famous Gustavo Gasperini. After Gasperini’s death his son Carlo took over his work, along with the person who was later to become the director of the curative springs, Enea Brunetti.

In December 1928 the initial premises were constructed. The work was assigned to the architect Pietro Lombardi whose designs made it one of the best architectural creations of the period. The premises were inaugurated on 1 July 1929 attracting a large numbers of patients and scientists from all over the world.

Curative Water Description
– The temperature of the water of the spring is 19oC
– Characterization: Cold Cl-Na hypotonic, slightly radioactive curative water of the municipality of Rhodes
– Therapeutic Indications: Mineral water drinking therapy for infections of the intestine,

 

Source: http://www.kallitheasprings.gr/