The sedate spa resort of Loutra Edipsou is the most visited spot in northern Evia. Its therapeutic sulphur waters have been celebrated since antiquity, and continue to draw a stream of medical tourists. Famous skinny-dippers have included Aristotle, Strabo, Plutarch, Plinius and Sylla.
Today, the town has Greece’s most up-to-date hydrotherapy and physiotherapy centres, and several hotels have their own modern facilities. The town beach (Paralia Loutron) heats up year-round thanks to the thermal waters that spill into the bay.