When you are seeking rejuvenation of the body and the soul, the only choice is the method of hydrotherapy at Loutraki Thermal Spa, in the city of Loutraki. Ancient “Thermes” was a well-known market town at the northern groove of the Corinthian Gulf and it is linked to the mythological “Artmemis Thermia”, who was the protector of the thermal springs. The therapeutic powers of the thermal baths have been known since the time of Hippocrates, and the Spartians used them as a method of full recovery after the battle. Spa therapy yielded a lot of money to the Romans during the Roman Times, while they remained famous during the byzantine times. In 1870, the first establishments were built and just four years earlier the first official analysis of the springs was conducted.
The thermal springs of Loutraki provided, and are still providing, not only treatments but also prevention from various diseases. It has been confirmed that the hydrotherapy promotes the well-being and the revitalization of the body, while the beneficial results of the healing waters are known from the ancient times, when Xenophon refers to the use of this special water by the Spartans. The perennial value of the thermal spas has turned Loutraki into a very important tourist center and attraction for Greece and the country’s first healing station. “The water of life” is the cradle of the thermal baths in Greece and it started operating in the early 20th century. In 1934, the building of exquisite architectural style that hosts the springs was built, it got restored in 2009 and then it was connected to the luxurious modern building of Loutraki Thermal Spa.
The Spa is located opposite to the city’s seaside park, on 24 G. Lekkas Str. It occupies an area of almost 5000 m2 and there the visitor can find 4 swimming pools, 3 interior and 1 exterior, single and double cabins, sauna, hamam (Turkish bath), steam baths, gym, mud therapy, yoga, fine water showers, and a café as well. The staff is fully trained and qualified in the therapeutic techniques offered at the center.
Loutraki and Loutraki Thermal Spa are only 5 km from the Canal of Corinth-Isthmus and 80 km far from Athens. It is also easily accessible from the “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport, at most being a one hour drive. From the Suburban Railway Station of Corinth, you can take a bus or a taxi. From the center of the city of Loutraki the Spa is only five minutes on foot, taking the seaside pedestrian walkway and on your right side having the Geraneia Mountains, harmoniously hugging the city.
Fonissa is a stream that forms a deep gorge from Vrysoules village to Loutro, in the municipality of Xylokatsro-Evrostini. In antiquity the stream was the natural borders of ancient Pellene, called Krios (ram). The name “fonissa” (female murderer) highlights how dangerous it is to be in its way when it is full of water. The only way to access the gorge is to follow the road from Kato Loutro village... read more
There is a small marina at the eastern end Xylokastro. It has a slightly narrow entrance and it consists of two parts, and it is more likely to find a spot to dock at the internal part. It also has a good dock and offers a satisfactory protection, with the city only 5 minutes away, so you can easily get food supplies. Source: www.mythicalpeloponnese.gr [vc_row][vc_column][ivi_nbcaj layout="5"... read more
When you are seeking rejuvenation of the body and the soul, the only choice is the method of hydrotherapy at Loutraki Thermal Spa, in the city of Loutraki. Ancient “Thermes” was a well-known market town at the northern groove of the Corinthian Gulf and it is linked to the mythological “Artmemis Thermia”, who was the protector of the thermal springs. The therapeutic powers of the thermal baths... read more
There are many diving schools in Corinthia for those interested in exploring its underwater world. Diving is allowed in the region, except in some specific archaeological sites and sea parks. Fishing with scuba diving equipment is not allowed, including spear guns with oxygen bottles, taking photos or removing antiquities. You can get more information at the local port police stations.Most diving spots... read more
On the northwestern side of Killini Mountain, in the plateau between its two mountain tops, is Ziria Athletic Centre. The center is located exactly where Little Ziria (2.080 m) and Great Ziria (2.374 m) are separated by the ravine Flabouritsa , only 10 km from Ano (Upper) Trikala. It is a place for fun and action and has parking for almost 200 vehicles. The Ziria Athletic Center has a ski slope... read more
The marina of Kiato is located on the eastern side of the city and the main characteristic of the port is the temple of Metamorfosi Sotiros, the city’s Cathedral. The marina is usually occupied by the local residents but smaller boats can easier find a place to dock, although you will need to communicate with the local port authorities first. It offers good protection from the eastern and northeastern... read more