Loutraki is just an hour-long drive from Athens and has been popular over the years for many reasons. The vibrant, yet peaceful atmosphere, the variety of entertainment and ways to relax, and the pleasant view of the Corinthian Gulf are just a few of the points which attract returning visitors all year round. Young people, couples, honeymooners and seniors all find something attractive and interesting in the town.
The Iraion Ssanctuary, built close to Lake Vouliagmeni and dedicated to the goddess Hera, is worth visiting with magnificent scenery and a special atmosphere. The remains include the foundation of the temple, loggias, and aqueducts from the Hellenistic period. The Alkyonides islands, just opposite Loutraki are ideal for swimming on quiet beaches and can be reached by boat.
Excursions and sightseeing close by include Ancient Corinth, the Isthmian Museum, the Corinth Canal and Agioi Theodoroi. For nature lovers, there is Mount Geraneia with an awesome view. During the summer months, swimming is one of the main enjoyments in crystal clear blue water.
View of Club Hotel Casino Loutraki — Photo courtesy of Club Hotel Casino LoutrakiThe famous casino at the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, one of the largest casino resorts in Europe, is a favorite with jetsetters and many people drive over from Athens during the weekend to try their luck. In the same establishment, visitors can enjoy excellent dining at four different restaurants which offer sushi and live musical entertainment. You could also relax at Oasis Body and Soul Experience Wellness Center with heated pools, jacuzzi, sauna, beauty treatments and massage.
The Loutraki waters have been famous since ancient times for their healing properties and many eminent historical personages benefited from the curative springs. Loutraki Thermal Spa offers a unique relaxation experience with rejuvenation of mind and body, owing to the therapeutic qualities of the water. Hydromassage, hydrotherapy pools, yoga and fitness are also on offer for total well-being. View of outdoor Gympark — Photo courtesy of Gympark
Exercise fans will love the four outdoor Gymparks in and around Loutraki, which are fun and great aerobic exercise operating 24/7 without the presence of an instructor. Exhibitions, festivals and cultural events all year round add to the town's attractive atmosphere.
Pizzerias, souvlaki restaurants, seafood and taverns are some of the options for eating out. Try Rigani, situated in a renovated villa, for traditional Greek cuisine with a twist and mouthwatering specialties and organic wines from the region of Nemea. Shopping is also a pleasurable experience with many elegant shops to visit. Loutraki can be easily reached by train, bus or car from Athens.