|The Municipality of Loutraki-Perachora occupies a privileged location, a connecting point between Athens and the Peloponnese, with close proximity to the most important sites in both regions. Built at the foot of the Gernaeia Mountains, it is connected to Athens by land and by rail (80 km) and by sea to Piraues and Patras, that is, to the country’s principal entrance points.
Loutraki is considered as the most ancient bathing resort of Greece. In antiquity, it was known by the name of “Thermai” and was one of the most popular tourist destinations of the day. It was the beloved city of the gods, where Apollo, Poseidon and Hera had their famous sanctuaries.
Visitors who enter any of the archaeological sites in Loutraki are fascinated not only by the beauty of the landscape, but also by the mysteries that have been hidden beneath these ancient buildings for so many centuries. During the Byzantine era, churches were built around the therapeutic springs, countless lovely chapels and monasteries, clinging to the sides of gorges or half-hidden in the dense forests.
Today, the area is a popular tourist resort, combining a cosmopolitan environment with the beauty of nature. The local tourist infrastructure is extensively developed, with many hospitality units of all categories, providing visitors with first-class services in a hospitable and friendly environment.
The area is known for its variety and quality in the organization of cultural events. All residents participate in the activities displaying their artistic talents, while visitors can attend, adding a cheerful note to their vacations. Some of the events that should not be missed include the local Carnival Parade that takes place each year and the religious concert held on the last Sunday of July each year with the participation of popular artists and choirs.
The municipality also offers unlimited opportunity for physical activities, boasting indoor and outdoor basketball courts, volleyball courts and football grounds. There is also a running track and tennis courts located in a beautiful natural environment.
The beautiful “blue flag” awarded beaches are ideal for swimming, as well as water sports, such as beach volley, water ski and, of course, wind surfing. Those who love canoe-kayak and rowing can visit the impressive Vouliagmeni Lake, while the more daring can try their hand at paragliding, scuba diving and bungee jumping at Isthmus. The Geraneia mountains, strewn with historic monasteries and churches, are ideal for trekking, romantic walks and climbing.
Due to its location, Loutraki is a popular springboard for one-day excursions to very important archaeological sites, such as Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus, the Acropolis of Athens, Mistras, Olympia and Delphi. Frequent sailing schedules connect the area with the Isthmus Canal, the Corinthian Gulf and the islands of the Saronic Gulf.