Κυριακή, 26 Ιουνίου 2011
The bond between water and life is strongly connected and we know that water is the life itself, since the cells of every living organism on this planet are mostly water.
It was only natural for man to see water as the most precious gift and impute it with super natural and divine qualities. All the religions of the world use water as purifying source and used it at their dogmas.
Jesus Christ was baptized in the water of the river Jordan, Ganges river in India is the sacred source that purifies everything, the Nile river that the ancient Egyptians thought as their father and creator, and in Greek mythology Ocean was the father of all, with the Nymphs, Nereids, Oceanides and Naiads live next to rivers, streams and lakes.
Water is the most precious natural product and is used daily in various ways by all the living organisms.
To be clean is connected with the well being and was an important aspect in the life of our ancient ancestors. In every ancient civilization water was a great part in the social and the religious life.
Between the great findings in Knossos, Festos, Tirintha, Pilos and many other important ancient cities, luxury and artful decorated spas and baths were found, close to houses and temples, proving the respect that the ancient ancestors had for healing and well being properties of the water.
In the general Mediterranean area with the good climate there are many areas that combine the natural beauty, with magnificent beaches, rich forests and have natural water springs, flowing through the earth absorbing minerals and chemicals with healing properties.
Evia and more particularly North Evia is a place that would be easily called a paradise, because of the natural beauty and the many springs with healing properties that flow in many regions in the northern part of the island.
Since the ancient years, Edipsos was a famous spa and bath center and many ancient writers such Plutarch, Stravon, Atheneos and others, have mentioned the city in their writings. Because of the spas the city was attracting many important visitors, such as the Roman general Sylla, the emperor Adrian and in the more recent years, the cosmopolitan spas were visited by personalities such as Winston Churchill, Maria Kallas, Queen Olga and others.
Besides the springs, Edipsos was known since the ancient years for the spas of Kymi, an important ancient city, Yialtra a picturesque coastal village and Helia, a beautiful fishing village 5 km away from Aedipsos with natural springs with healing properties.
The subsoil of Evia and Central Greece is formed in a way the allows the water flowing and welling up, through rocks and minerals absorbing all the healing elements that give the healing and well being properties in the water.
There are many springs and spa centers ideal for baths and spas, that today are fully organized with modern facilities such as the spas of Ypati, Thermopiles and Kamena Vourla.