Kamena Vourla is a seaside resort located in Central Greece
, opposite the northernmost point island of Evia
. The place is most famous for its hot mineral springs and welcomes visitors almost all year round. The highway connecting Thessaloniki with Athens passes by the resort, separating it from the high mountains rising behind.
Kamena Vourla lies in the Maliakos gulf, almost closed between mainland Greece and Evia and waves rarely appear. The coastal road runs parallel to the sea and it is dotted with seaside tavernas, cafes and a green spaces with benches and facilities for kids. In Kamena Vourla there are public bath facilities in closed buildings, suitable for treatment of specific diseases. The open-air thermal springs are located not in the village but outside, next to the highway and before you enter Kamena Vourla coming from Thessaloniki. These open-air baths are shaped with rocks like small basins in the ground, and their temperature is between 30 and 36 degrees. At the beachfront of the resort there is a large hotel complex with one of the largest spa and wellness centers of the Balkans.
All beaches in Kamena Vourla are long and narrow, with coarse sand mixed with pebbles. Most of them, especially around the center, have beach bars, as there is also a small marina between the beaches of Isabella and Rodia. The beach strips in the east and west outskirts of the resort are calmer and not organized. A few kilometers in west direction the coastal road reaches Asproneri, a seaside area with large beach.
There is not much to do in Kamena Vourla but in the area around there are some spots of interest to visit like the Thermopylae and some old mountainous villages. Hikers would appreciate the hiking trails in the mountains above the sea. From Kamena Vourla there are boat trips organized to Lichadonisia, an archipelago of small uninhabited islets close to Evia shore. Diving lessons and equipment are also available. From the port of Agios Konstantinos
(10 km away) hydrofoils run to the Sporades islands of Skiathos
, and the small port of Arkitsa
(25 km from Kamena Vourla) is connected to Loutra Edipsou on Evia island.