According to Greek Mythology, the Goddess Athena asked her brother Hephaestus, the God of Fire to create the healing springs of Aedipsos for her protégé Hercules to rest and recover after each of his tasks. Thermal springs emerged after Hephaestus struck the earth with his hammer. Early writers such as Athinaeus, Plinius, Plutarch and Strabon, while Aristotle studied their healing powers.
As Aedipsos was revitalised during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the waters renowned for their medicinal and relaxing qualities and the developing resort not too far from Athens, attracted an international and cosmopolitan clientele such as Aristotle Onassis, Maria Callas, Greta Garbo, Winston Churchill, Omar Sharif, royalty, politicians, shipping magnates, industrialists, artists and writers.
The Ancient Name is Thermae of Heracles