Popular spa-resort Poseidon Thermal Gardens is one of the most remarkable corners of the Ischia island that was known to the ancient Romans due to the boiling water gushing out of its springs.
Poseidon Thermal Gardens is a center of relax, rejuvenation and stress coping. It has been added to Unesco’s list of World Heritage sites and is known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
Thermal park is situated in the bay of Citara in Forio city. The territory with the stunning landscape includes a health spa, more than twenty pools with thermal water, a Japanese bath house and a sauna in the grotto.
The park is stretched on the territory of 60 000 square meters that is cultivated according to the ancient farming tradition – in the form of the wide terraces. These steps are connected by beautiful stairs and cozy twisting alleys framed with planted land.
The temperature of the water in pools varies from 20 to 40 degree centigrade. The water is distinguished by its composition, concentration of the mineral salts and its therapeutic properties. There are also several contrasting pools, foot-pools, a natural thermal sauna in the grotte and an underwater massage system.
Each pool has its own unique name and all of them came from the ancient Greek mythology. For instance, there is Aphrodite pool with the temperature of +32 degree or Aretusa pool that is situated in a mountain cavity.
In addition to various healing baths and pools, the territory of the center offers the Japanese bath house (a foot bath). It is located on one of the terraces decorated with Roman marble and is made of Vesuvio stone. The pool has an oval form and its bottom is paved with gravel. Owing to large temperature drops in the water (from +15 to +40 degree) feet get a wonderful massage that influences beneficially upon the entire body. By the way, this treatment method was used by doctors of ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece and India.
The water in all pools of the resort is purified by the powerful filtration system all day. After the complex is closed, the water is completely renewed.
Along the coast line of the park there is a comfortable beach with the total area of 8 000 square meters. Its territory is provided with umbrellas produced by the local craftsmen of the palm fibers growing in Madagascar. These goldish umbrellas are a visiting card of Poseidon Thermal Gardens.
Special attention in the park was paid to the landscape design. Numerous green plants framing paths and recreation areas, are perfectly combined with the whole architectural ensemble of the complex. Flora is represented by various plant species inherent to the Mediterranean climate.