Travel guide

Loutraki


General info

Welcome to Loutraki...

Approximately 80 kilometres west of Athens, in “Peraía Gi” as the region was known in ancient times, lays the city of Loutraki. It is the seat of the municipality of “Loutraki-Perachora” and one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Greece. It is also the most popular tourist destinations in the Prefecture of Corinthia. The famous Casino of Loutraki, built in 1928, was renovated and was reopened in 1995 and it strengthened the cosmopolitan face of the city. The landscape of Loutraki with spas, Palm trees and the beautiful beach is supplemented by the imposing “Geraneia” Mountain whose steep slopes stand up above the north side of the city.

 

In the past…

According to archaeological findings, the region of Loutraki was inhabited at least since 3000 BC. On the place of the modern city the ancient city “Thermai” was located, having “Artemis Thermia” (Diana of Thermai) as its guardian. Excavations revealed Temples dedicated to the goddess Hera, as well as the ruins of the ancient market and a complex irrigation system attributed to “Dimitrios the Cerium”, built in 300 BC. During the Byzantine period many churches and monasteries were built in the region, such as the Monastery of Saint “Patapios” and the Monastery of St. Nicholas, both built in the 11th century. The Decade of the 20’s played perhaps the most decisive role in the history of Loutraki. In 1925 the Loutraki was recognized officially as a spa town, but in 1928, it was flatten by a disastrous earthquake, leaving just a few neoclassical buildings standing. The reconstruction shaped significantly the current form of the city and the first casino which opened in the city ( it was the first in Greece), made Loutraki, in combination with the beautiful landscape, a beloved destination for holidays.

 

Nowadays…

The city of Loutraki has a very long tradition and is one of the most common holiday places both for the Greeks (as it is near Athens) and foreigners, since it is very close to many famous archaeological sites (e.g. Epidaurus). It has acquired the reputation of a hospitable city, while it offers nearly everything: stunning beaches, the famous healing water of Loutraki, archaeological sites, religious monuments, and many other things.

Sight seeing

If you happen to come by or stay in this beautiful city, then
you can visit:

 

  • the Church of St. George located within a unique natural environment in Loutraki

  • the River “Moglenitsas” that crosses the plain of “Almopia“

  • the beach of Loutraki with a length of 3.5 km

  • the Speleologist Park located next to the village of Loutraki and consisting of a cluster of 16 caves

  • the “Fysiografiko” Speleologist-Folk Museum, which houses a valuable collection of important paleontological findings

  • the Temple of “Agios Ioannis Prodromou”, which is also the Metropolis of Loutraki

  • the Temple of “Panagia Giatrissa”, where you can the miraculous image of the “Parthena Maria”

  • the monastery of “Osios Patapios” located at a distance of 13 kilometres from Loutraki and at an altitude of 710 m (built in 1952)

  • the “Vouliagmeni” Lake, an area of rare natural beauty in the Northwest of, Loutraki

  • the Canal of Corinth which is the second largest Mediterranean Canal after the Suez Canal. It connects the Corinthian Gulf with the Argosaronikos Gulf

  • the “Pereon” or “Perea Gi”

  • the beautiful area “Skaloma”, east of the “Vouliagmenis” Lake

  • The Folklore Museum of Loutraki

  • The archaeological site and the museum of “Isthmias” where you can admire many findings from the ancient times

 

How to go

By Car:

Loutraki is located within a distance of 82 kilometres from Athens. Once you get on Attiki Odos towards Elefsina, continue your way on the national highway Athens-Corinth for approximately 75 km (40-50 minutes). Shortly before the city of Corinth, take the exit “Loutraki” (attention to the road signs) and continue your journey until you reach your destination.

 

Total travel time : 50 - 700 minutes


By Bus:

There are daily itineraries from Athens to Loutraki. The departure point is at the main bus station of Athens. (KTEL Busses Kifisos - Kifissou 100, on the national road of Athens).

 

For more information please call:

KTEL Busses Athens : ☎  (+30) 210 5124910

KTEL Busses Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 22262

 

By Train:

OSE Train station Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 61277

OSE Train station Athens : ☎  (+30) 210 5131601

 

For more information and itineraries, please visit the following websites:

www.proastiakos.net  and  www.ose.gr

Useful telephones

Police Station Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 63000


Taxi Station Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 61000


Health Center Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 - 63444 , 26664, 26668


Drugstores Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 - 64528, 21817, 61120, 22334


Post officeLoutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 22328


Agrotiki Bank Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 63404


National Bank Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 28530


Alpha Bank Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 62942


Eurobank : ☎  (+30) 27440 68080


Citizen Service Centre (KEP) Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 69444-5


Municipality Offices Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27440 69000


Fire Department Loutraki : ☎  (+30) 27410 24600


Archaeological Museum of Isthmia : ☎  (+30) 27410-37244

Distances

From the city of Loutraki to:

 

Athens

81 km

Thessaloniki   

575 km

Piraeus

78 km

Larisa

423 km 

Volos

396 km 

Ioannina

353 km 

Zakynthos

255 km 

Pylos

203 km 

Kalamata

164 km

Nafplio

68 km 

Patras

143 km 

Sparti

141 km 

Corinth

8 km 

Igoumenitsa

419 km

Pyrgos

223 km