Loutraki: a town for all senses
A spa resort since antiquity
Loutraki, the town of Thermal Springs, is the most ancient bathing resort in Greece. During antiquity it was known as Thermai, named after Thermia Artemida, the goddess of hot mineral springs. A famous spring in the ancient city of Thermae was held to be beloved of the gods and was the first health resort to be recorded in the annals of world history. During the Roman era, the military leader Sulla was cured in its spa waters and thus its secrets were disseminated throughout the entire Roman world. Plenty of churches built during the Byzantine era also point to the importance of the town, a popular resort with the kings of Byzantium who spent their holidays there in order to benefit form its splendid climate. Nowadays, the international medical community is showing a great deal of interest in Loutraki due to its waters which are considered as equals to the famous waters of Vichi, Evian and Perrier.
Just a breath away from Athens
Loutraki has good road and rail connections with Athens, some 80km away. The traveler of the present day is rewarded by a wealth of alternating images of nature and is impossible not to be moved by his interaction with time and history. A metropolitan centre of tourist Greece and a well known spa famous for its therapeutic waters and climatic conditions rarely found elsewhere, Loutraki has a perfect infrastructure and an impeccable organization of services. It is an ideal place to visit with infinite potential for both winter and summer tourism. The newly built state-of-the-art Alexandrion Art & Conference Center is a modern meeting facility with excellent technological infrastructure, suitable for hosting business or cultural events up to 400 pax in its Auditorium. A place of international repute, the ultra modern Spa Hydrotherapy Center of Mineral Baths in Loutraki is the ideal venue for relaxation and invigoration. Aspiring to offer a unique experience of health and wellness in a space of strict specifications and elegant luxury, the centre includes indoor and outdoor pool with thermal spring water, steam bath, sauna, individual treatment cabins, beauty salon and gym. It offers a variety of therapeutic packages with the use of water directly from the thermal springs.
Loutraki is the ideal place for swimming, fishing and sea sports. At the same time, tennis courts, basketball, volleyball and football facilities are available for sport fans. The Gerania Mounain offers unique opportunity for hiking trips, mountain biking, trekking and paragliding.
A few kilometers in the north of Loutraki, in the heart of the Gerania Mountain, lies the picturesque village of Perahora. Within a short distance, to the northwest, the Vouliagmeni lagoon is a place of superb natural beauty, where a settlement of the first Proto-Hellenic Period was unearthed. To the northwest of Loutraki lies Heraion, the famous sanctuary of the goddess Hera. A cape at its end, a sheer jewel, one of the most beautiful stone-built lighthouses of Greece, Malagavi, has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1897.
…as well as a Time Journey in History…
A Roman Villa in Loutraki, the Ancient Diolkos, the Isthmian Walls, the Temple of Poseidon in Isthmia, Ancient Coringth, Epidaurus, Mycenae…
Loutraki also features
Hotels ranging from 1* to 5* Lux, festivals and cultural events, high quality conference services, excellent regional cuisine, vivid nightlife, the cosmopolitan air of the local casino – a town for all senses indeed.