Fthiotida is well known for its healing springs and natural spas, around which some spa centres have been built.
In Kirtoni not far from the tower of Kolaka there is the ancient fountain of Kamini. Nearby in Kaminaki there is a rock with religious significance, with springs that release healing waters.
The coastal town of Kamena Vourla also offers a resort where spring waters that are said to heal a variety of ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism, gout, spondylitis, neuritis, lumbago, sciatica and more. The resort is managed by Mitsis Hotels, offering hydrotherapy and balneotherapy, as well as luxury spa facilities in the hotel (+30 22350 22245).
Also known as Thermopylae, these historic mineral springs and waterfalls are said to alleviate rheumatoid arthritis, gynaecological disorders, neurological ailments, respiratory problems including bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. The spa facilities there include a hydrotherapy centre (+30 22310 93301).
This town is a health resort in itself and has a spa centre, with guests staying in surrounding hotels. The area is very natural and green, while the spa waters are said to cure coronary ailments, vascular disorders, phlebitis, heart problems, eczema, dermatitis, arthritis, muscle atrophy and more (+30 22310 59526).
In a verdant area not far from the town of Makrakomi and near the remains of ancient Fthia, the spa and springs at Platystomo are said to help relieve uric acid certain kinds of kidney stones (calcium oxalate, but not calcium phosphate), as well as gallstones and gallbladder problems. They are also good for arthritis, nutritional ailments and digestive problems such as colitis, hyperchloridia and constipation caused by bile deficiency. The resort offers balenotherapy and hydrotherapy +30 22360 22510).