The pictures above were
taken in 1991, when it still was permitted, to swim in the basins
as people have done since ancient times. However mass tourism and
the contamination of the water with chemical products, in particular
by hotels, built above, that used the spring water before it flooded
the terraces, caused heavy damages. So something had to be done,
to save this wonder of nature.
The hotels were removed and are now located below the terraces.
Broken basins were repaired and there,
where once a street was built across the terraces, several artificial
basins were implemented, which after years of flooding will have
a natural look. This is the part, that can be entered
by tourists - barefoot.
However, there is an "Antique Pool" with view of the ancient
amphitheatre and the white Terraces, where you can enjoy swimming
in the pleasant warm mineral water surrounded by palm trees, pines,
cypresses and oleanders and relax on fragments of antique works
from marble .