Since the antiquity the area of Kalithea (Καλλιθέα) was known for its thermal, therapeutic springs. In 1927, under the administration of Mario Lago, a systematic study of the waters was begun by Gustavo Gasperini, his son Carlo and Enea Brunetti (who later became the of the director of Terme di Calitea). The study concluded that the water had a range of important properties and proposed the development of the area with the creation of a Thermal Spa Institution that would function in accordance to the stringiest health requirements of the time.
In late December 1928 the Government of the Islands of the Aegean decided the construction of the building complex. The project was commissioned to the famous architect Pietro Lombardi. His plans for Kallithea Thermal Spa were considered among the best architectural compositions of the time.
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In late December 1928 decision by the Government of the Islands of the Aegean direct construction for thermal Kalithea, which also marked Royal secured the proper functioning in accordance with the stringent requirements of science and health. The project was awarded to Pietro Lombardi – famous architect of the season and plans for atis Kallithea thermal finishing among the best architectural compositions of the era.The latter was implemented clinically that until then had been analyzed.
that was built in the ’30s masterfully combining different architectural styles from Arabic to Baroque. Although the springs are no longer in operation this fabulous building is considered as an architectural monument, genially combining different styles from Arabic to Baroque and magnificent pebble mosaics. Surrounded by palms and pine trees, the spa is no longer in operation and the buildings have been converted to dinning and cafe facilities.
At Kalithea bay the Italian spa Facilites, the exotic Vegetation and the sea are combined to a picture comming right from the cinema. The Kalithea spa Building complex is a distinguisshed Cultural Monument
It is a wonderful place with palm and pine trees and buildings (the springs) influenced by the Arabic architecture with its magnificent mosaics, and are under renovation.
The emerald waters of the sea match perfectly with this idyllic scenery, adding one more touch of beauty to the whole picture. Kallithea is at a short distance from the City of Rhodes.