We visited the springs when we hired a jeep on holiday at the beginning of August and we thought they were fantastic! The water was really warm (even hot in places), the bubbles coming up through the rocks were fascinating and we didn't find the sulphur smell too bad.
We were on holiday in Bodrum, Turkey and decided to visit Kos for the day. We arrived on Kos around 11am and had to be back at check-in at 4pm so we didn't have long, a quick trip to the tourist info office( out the harbour and go left down the main road)just 5 minutes away to pick up a map. We decided that Therma sounded good so we jumped on the bus at 12.15 (15 mins journey) just along from the tourist info office on the other side of the road. The bus terminates a therma beach so no worries about where to get off. This beach looks pretty scruffy and smells awful (the sulphur fumes from the hot springs) but it is fantastic, the kidsthere were all having a great time, I wouldn't recommend it for under 5yrs. It's such a weird experience, alternate hot & cold waves coming at you. I don't know how the man who laid in the outlet for about 10 minutes didn't die from 3rd degree burns, it was boiling, you feel great afterwards and it's supposed to be good for you. The only thing you need to do is use plenty of moisturiser when you get out, especially on any already dry areas of skin. My heels were rock hard the next morning!!
We visited last August - due to return to Kos this year. But beware of thieves. Don't leave anything in your cars/jeeps, leave gloves boxes open to show nothing worth stealing - our jeep together with a number of other vehicles were broken into when we visited the springs. The springs are brilliant and well worth the visit, just be on your guard.
This was tricky to find, the road seems to go on forever and the jeep only just made it down the rocky track, but wow.... well worth the trip. It was amazing how in a small rocky area the water can be so hot!!! It's almost uncomfortable until you get used to it!! Like getting in a bath that was too hot!
Brilliant, you feel really good once you get out.
it was really warm in the sea and even though it reeked of eggs it was lovely