The springs of Kallithea are perhaps one of the most beautiful locations on the island of Rhodes. The newly renovated facilities of Kallithea are the ultimate exploration destination for travelers, located about 10 kilometers south of the city of Rhodes and are considered one of the most beautiful and most emblematic sights of the Island of the Knights, which should be visited by going there, even once. It is no coincidence, moreover, that they attract crowds every summer season, nor the fact that they have been the setting for both the popular film by Alekos Sakellariou "To Doloma" (1964), with Aliki Vougiouklaki, Alekos Alexandrakis, and Dinos Iliopoulos, and for international film productions.

The crystal-clear blue waters make swimming and diving an enjoyable experience during the hot summer days. The waters of Kallithea, after all, have an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius during the summer months. The gardens provide large areas full of shade and unique air quality. There is also an indoor cafeteria built next to the beach. Relax and watch the magnificent sunset accompanied by the sounds of lounge music.

Ancient springs and a modern Italian-inspired spa town

The healing properties of the waters of Kallithea have been known since ancient times, with the oldest evidence dating back to the 7th century BC. Besides, their characteristic reddish water, which gushed from the rocks, was something immediately visible to everyone. Indeed, the springs were believed to be under the patronage of the god Poseidon, and as early as the 5th century BC Hippocrates - known as the 'father of medicine' - seems to have explored the potential for hydrotherapy. This perspective, however, was further developed during the Hellenistic Age, with the physicians Herophilus and Erastratus trying out hydrotherapy and thermalism around 320 BC.

The complex was designed by the well-known architect of the time, Pietro Lombardi, who followed modern trends, favoring a more abstract style than the neoclassicism that had prevailed until then, in which he also incorporated Art Deco elements. The most important thing, however, was the care taken to ensure that the buildings coexisted harmoniously with the idyllic natural environment of the bay of Kallithea, which must be attributed to the architect who supervised the project and was also responsible for its decoration, Armando Bernabiti. The new baths were inaugurated in a festive atmosphere in July 1929 to coincide with the new road linking the city of Rhodes with Lindos. It is no coincidence that even the King of Italy, Vittorio Emmanuele III, was present - after all, the official name of the facilities was 'Royal Baths'.

Kallithea Springs is a destination that transports you to another era, discover its beauty with Holidays Essential.

Wander through the museum proudly housed in the area, enjoy a cocktail, relax on a sun lounger, and admire the deep blue waters, it's a visit you'll never forget.

Book the trip now to see the healing properties of this place and dedicate the day to your well-being and relaxation, it is an excursion that combines history, beautiful landscapes, and countless dives.