Swimming and bathing are two highly popular activities for all age groups in many countries around the world. Swimming activities are recognized by the World Health Organization as very favorable to human health. The benefits of swimming and bathing to health were, of course, recognized in ancient times. In the Greek island of Kos, in the 5th century B.C., Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, who was also the father of hydrotherapy and balneotherapy, established the Asclepeion, a sacred institution dedicated to medicine, situated next to thermal waters. “Differing curative properties derive from waters with differing contents of various minerals, such as iron, copper, silver, gold or sulfur”, he wrote in his work On Airs, Waters and Places.
During your three days in Kos, and particularly in the relaxing facilities of the Kipriotis Village Resort, as participants in the Conference you will have the opportunity to present scientific papers and hold discussions related to health and pool management. We also plan to offer participants the option to visit the thermal waters in Kos and the neighboring volcanic island of Nisyros.
We wish you a pleasant and fruitful conference and stay in Kos.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Prof Athena Mavridou
Assoc. Prof Apostolos Vantarakis