The Hot Springs of Polichnitos in Lesvos
The village of Polichnitos lies about 8 kilometres north of Vatera, Lesvos' longest beach. Many storks are breeding in the village. Look for old factory chimneys, where they usually have their nests. See picture below.
One of the chimneys in the village of Polichnitos where white storks nest.
Hot Springs of Polichnitos.
The place is worth a visit even if you are not after a hot spa. Partly because the water that gushes out from the springs is the warmest in Europe (67-92 degrees, the pool-water is only 42 degrees), partly because the landscape is so strange. There is also a café and a small shop where you can buy olive soaps, olive shampoo and other things that belong to a spa.
The café and the small shop, as well as the entrance to the spa facility.
The spa in Polichnitos.
Outside the spa building, hot water flows through green algae and forms small streams that are so beautiful that they just as well could have been created by artists. Do not miss.
Here I stand and take a picture of ...
... the hot and strangely beautiful water that flows around the Hot Springs of Polichnitos.
In some places it can be compared to works of art created by nature.
This cool volcanic rock can be seen outside Polichnitos. A similar, but much larger, rock is found on Kimolos.
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