Five Top Hot Spring Spas in Europe
What could be better than a hot spring spa bath after a long day of sightseeing? Here are five top European hot spring spas where you can do just that.
Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Hungary
This is the largest spa in Hungary’s capital city, Budapest. Built in 1913, this beautiful spa in City Park has 15 indoor pools, three large outdoor pools and a variety of saunas.
Széchenyi also has “beer spas” where guests can drink beer in their bathtubs, and Saturday night pool party events with light shows and electronic music. The nearest hotel to the spa is Heroes Residence.
Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland
Blue Lagoon is a popular attraction with a large outdoor pool, saunas, hotels and restaurants. The blue water is a mixture of freshwater and seawater, which is believed to be good for the skin.
In the summer, bathers can enjoy the midnight sun and in the winter, the northern lights. The nearest hotel to the Blue Lagoon in the Northern Light Inn.
Terme di Saturnia, Italy
Surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Tuscany, the spring water at Terme di Saturnia is believed to have many health benefits. Visitors can pay to use the large pools of the Thermal Park, stay at the spa resort hotel, or bathe for free in the pools of Cascate del Mulino.
Leukerbad Therme, Switzerland
This is the largest hot spring spa in the Swiss Alps. It has 10 hot spring baths, as well as saunas, waterslides and children’s pools. The village of Leukerbad also has a variety of hotels and restaurants.
After skiing or hiking, take a hot bath outside and enjoy the mountain scenery.
Palia Kameni Spa, Greece
This small Greek island can be visited by boat from the larger island of Santorini. To get to the seaside hot springs, visitors have to swim a short distance from their boats. Once on the island, visitors can have mud baths, enjoy the hot springs, and cool off in the sea.