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Beloved in antiquity, Greece's hot springs left untapped

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Hercules used them to regain his strength after his legendary labours, Hippocrates lauded their beneficial properties and even a famous Roman general, Sulla, said he owed his health to them. 

A woman bathes in a hot spring at Thermopylae, one of Greece's 700 hot springs known to have curative properties

Their praise was for hot springs, a medicinal resource known and appreciated in Greece since antiquity -- though regrettably less so nowadays.

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