The pictures 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 .