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Kamena Voúrla because of its location and the fact that they combine sea and forested mountains, were a remarkable resort, especially during the 1960s and 1970s. Today they still remain an important spa town, attracting tourists especially from nearby areas.

Its famous springs became important around 1926 when the chemist Michail Pertesis discovered the exceptionally high radon concentration in the water, which was thought of as a great value for people’s health. Nearly ten years later (1930s), the first hotels started to develop. After World War II, Kamena Vourla was transformed into a famous tourist attraction.

8 kilometres (5 miles) away on the road heading uphill features the monastery known as Iera Moni Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros which was built in around the 11th century. Nearby the city a historic tomb is situated, a monument to the Battle of Thermopylae with a seal of Leonidas, King of Sparta, located not far from the mountain village Karya. (wikipedia.org)