Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs

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January 15, 2018

2500 years ago Greece pionereed the art of hydrotherapy, which flourished in the Aegean and later spread all over the continent.The country is still very rich in thermal natural resources, with many spa towns built upon archaeological sites from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.

The Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs was founded in 1983 in order to protect and develop the thermal and mineral resources of our country. Today it comprises 55 members -municipalities of the first level local administrations which are located all over Greece, and has its headquarters in Thessaloniki.

For over thirty years the Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs has been aiming to bring health tourism into prominence and promote thermalism and its applications.Its main aims include the promotion and protection of the springs and their environment, international promotion of Greek thermal centres, and the history and culture connected with the spas, the support of therapeutic treatment which aim to improve physical and mental health, support for related tourism projects and scientific research related to the waters and their uses.

The Association considers all kinds of hydrotherapy facilities in a thermalistic environment as the key to the economic development of the local communities and are related to Greek local history and tradition.

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Associate Member

HAMTS Headquarters

 

82

Thermal Establishments


in Greece
45%

Private-Owned

46%

Municipality-Owned

9%

State-Owned