Kaiafas or Thermal Springs of Kaiafas (Greek, Modern: Καϊάφας) is a spa in the municipality of Zacharo in southwestern Greece. It is located 347 km SW of Athens, 30 km SE of Pyrgos, 20 km S of Olympia, nearly 32 km N of Kyparissia and some 90 km NW of Kalamata. The Thermal Springs of Kaiafas, is a geological formation that consists of a spring where warm water comes from deep inside the Earth's crust and flows up to the surface. The spring is located inside a naturally formed cave in the foot of the Lapithas mountain. The water of the spring contains an important concentration of sulfur compounds and is also rich in minerals. It has therapeutic properties, and there is a spa facility exactly outside of the cave's mouth. The spa has been a major tourist attraction and is visited by people who want to bath in the thermal water of the spring. The springs location is very close to the Kaiafas Lake and the sandy beaches of the Ionian sea coast. Much of the area is covered with pine forests, in which the Pinus halepensis pine species prevail.
http://www.hotelpelops.gr/kaiafas_samiko_pool.htm (in Greek)
http://www.zacharo.gr/1/8544.html (in Greek)
http://hellas.teipir.gr/prefectures/greek/Hleias/Kaiafas.htm (in Greek)
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