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.
From ancient times, the curative natural resources Greece gave mankind “the divine gifts of health, well-being and vigor.”
Hippocrates, the father of medical science from the island of Kos, was the first to write about healing diseases using water. He used water extensively, both internally and externally in treating illnesses of all kinds.
Greek hydrotherapy centers offer all forms of hydrotherapy, including balneotherapy, mineral water drinking, inhalations, hydrokinesis, and of course clay therapy, climatotherapy and thallaso-therapy.
The high quality of Greek curative waters, very rich in chemical elements are indicated for various diseases such as rheumatic, arthritic, skin ailments, gynecological ailments, kidney problems.