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Kallithea

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An ancient retreat

Kallithea Thermes or Springs is one of the most popular sights on the island of Rhodes and welcomes hundreds of visitors daily. Located only 9 km from Rhodes town, it is very easily accessible either by road or by the sea!

Kallithea complex was built by Italians during the inter-war period as a luxurious SPA facility to attract noble tourists to the springs with medical waters and to demonstrate the beauties of the island. The healing properties of the water have been known since antiquity. Locals used to call the water “tsilonero” as it had a diuretic effect

Kallithea (Καλλιθέα) meaning “the Best View”

Entrance to Kallithea Springs

Kallithea attracts history & art lovers wishing to explore the impressive architectural works from 1929 of the Italian architect Pietro Lombardi.

Nature enthusiasts can walk through the beautiful seaside gardens and yards filled with flowers, herbs, trees, and rare plants!

Culture & heritage seekers can get acquainted with the unique marble & pebble floor mosaics typical to the Aegean region, as well as learn about the therapeutical spring water that used to attract people from near and far already since ancient times!

Connoisseurs of historical movies & films will be interested to explore the set of the famous foreign landmark movie “Guns of Navarone”.

Also beach enthusiasts and divers will be excited to delve into the crystal clear water of Kallithea beach and explore its reef with natural underwater caves, and a large variety of micro life, schools of beam, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, grouper!

A unique combination of history, architecture, and nature – one of the most memorable experiences from Rhodes!

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