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Loutraki

  
  
  
  

Greece Travel Guide|Places to visit

So close and yet so far away from Athens, Loutraki is definitely an ideal option for those who want to change the air.


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Just 80 km from Athens and 4 km. the Isthmus of Corinth, Loutraki could well be described as "suburb" of Athens, if our country had comparable transport infrastructure abroad.

Let's start from scratch. The cosmopolitan spa town, attracting many visitors from all over Greece after the famous mineral springs that gush from many points of waterfront property in an area approximately 750 meters. These natural springs at the foot of Gerania that spring from deep thousands of years. During the route of the water filtered by the rocks encountered in its path and is enriched with rare metals and minerals that make it valuable for health. Today, in modern hydrotherapy works (tel: 27440 22 205), which attracts many visitors thanks to the "miraculous" waters.

And since the thermal water recharge area, time to explore. Visit the famous Heraion, temple to the goddess Hera, 800 BC, the remains of Roman villa dating back to around AD 50, the Lake of Vouliagmeni, which according to archaeologists occupied to 3,000 BC, with particular interest and Mycenaean tombs in snagging. Finally, it is interesting to visit the Folk Museum Loutraki Lekkas S. & G. Nikolopoulos (tel: 27440-66600), which will see up close everyday objects of the past century.

If time permits you do not miss the unique opportunity to walk the beautiful trails and paths have been carved for the nature of the Geranium Mountains. Especially if you love hiking in the mountains Gerania you will be in your element. Xapostaste the shelter "Galanopoulos" and do not hesitate to contact the Mountaineering Club of Loutraki (osl@otenet.gr) to follow some of the interesting excursions in the region.

Excursions

If the weather allows you to do it by boat from the port of Loutraki a short trip to Lake of Vouliagmeni or halcyon isles. Of particular importance is a visit in the footsteps of ancient Diolkos and if you have time to visit other nearby destinations, such as Kiato or Xylokastro.

The glamorous casinos

The first reaction of those who hear it will go to Loutraki is "going to the casino?". To Club Hotel Casino Loutraki (Tel: 27440-65501, www.clubhotelloutraki.gr), founded in 1930 and reopened in 1995, earning well-deserved title as the biggest casino in Europe. Apart from the games with the goddess Fortuna in the luxurious facilities, visitors can enjoy gourmet cuisine in the restaurant, relax with a drink in the atmospheric bar or hosted in luxury hotel.

How to get there:

Especially with your car so you can make excursions to the beautiful nature. Loutraki is 80 km from Athens and 4 km. the Isthmus of Corinth. Alternatively to the Suburban (in Corinth) and then by local bus.

Where to stay:

For your stay you can choose over-the luxurious hotel casino s: «Kalamaki Beach» Isthmia (tel: 27410.37653, www.kalamakibeach.gr), «Poseidon Resort» (tel: 27440 67938, www.poseidonresort. gr). Alternatively you can search for your property to the official website (www.loutraki.gr) of the city.

Where to eat:

Subtle flavors you can try the restaurant's Aquarius Club Hotel Casino, and you will find international dishes at the restaurant of the hotel Amfitrion Poseidon Resort. In the coastal avenue you will find many restaurants, including the "Struga" for delicious meats and "Maistrali" for fresh seafood.