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Rhodes and the Dodecanese Sights

Thermes Kallitheas

  • Bath/Hot Spring
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/03/2014

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As you travel south along the east coast, a strange sight meets you: an assemblage of buildings that look as if they have been transplanted from Morocco. In fact, this spectacular mosaic-tile bath complex was built in 1929 by the Italians. As far back as the early 2nd century BC, area mineral springs were prized; the great physician Hippocrates of Kos extolled these springs for alleviating liver, kidney, and rheumatic ailments. Though the baths are no longer in use, the

ornate Rotunda has been restored (art exhibitions are often on view), as have peristyles and pergolas, and you can wander through the beautifully landscaped grounds—note the pebble mosaics, an ancient folk tradition come alive again, with mosaics of fish, deer, and other images—and have a drink or snack in the attractive café. A pretty beach rings a nearby cove.

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Kalithea, Rhodes, 85100, Greece



Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 8–8; Nov.–Mar., daily 8–5

Updated 09/03/2014


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