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Visiting Loutraki Greece

Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraVisiting Loutraki Greece

Loutraki Greece, is a beautiful town in the Corinthian Riviera located on the Greek mainland about 81 kilometers (50 miles) west of Athens. It is a popular resort town known for its beaches, thermal spas, food and sightseeing. An ancient town stood in its spot named Thermae, meaning hot springs in Greek. The spas quickly became famous and renowned for their healing and relaxing properties. Visting Loutraki Greece is a must for any traveler. Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRiviera

Modern day Loutraki was born from increased settlement and tourism to the thermal spas. Loutraki means bath-house or spa in Greek. An earthquake destroyed the town in 1928, and the entire town was rebuilt. The rubble from the destroyed buildings was used to build a large park.Loutraki is a popular tourist destination for Greeks. Its proximity to Athens makes it an ideal weekend getaway spot.

Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraEvents and Festivals

The town is home to several festivals throughout the year including an annual carnival starting every spring at the beginning of the Pre-Leneon Season and ending on Clean Monday. The city celebrates with live music, great food and special events. There is a grand parade, a treasure hunt and magnificent fireworks and on Clean Monday, there are special foods prepared along with kite flying. Another festival, honoring the Virgin Mary, takes place on September 8th and continues for three days with traditional folk music and an open-air bazaar. The local bazaar offers food, drinks and activities for children and gifts.
Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraVisiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRiviera

Things to Do

Like many Greek resort towns, beaches and cultural experiences are the main draws. The thermal springs, which have been famous since antiquity, also attract many seeking to benefit from their healing properties. We visited an indoor Loutraki Thermal Spa where we got to experience the healing properties for ourselves and it was such a relaxing experience.

Loutraki Greece, also boasts mountains and forests. The Geraneia Mountain range runs along the north and east sides of the city. The mountains contain over 950 different plant species. There are many trails perfect for day hiking. The mountain range is also ideal for biking or picnics.

Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraThe gorgeous Vouliagmeni Lake and the Corinth Canal offer breathtaking views. Often bungee jumping is available at the Corinth Canal. The city has activities for everyone, from nature bike rides to swimming to boating including a nearby waterpark. A variety of watersports, fishing and diving are also popular choices. Near the Corinth Canal is the ancient Diolkos which is a paved pathway on which ships were passed from the Corinthian Gulf to the Saronic Gulf.

Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraThere are several museums and cultural centers including the ruins of the ancient city of Corinth are nearby to explore. As with many Greek towns, you will find churches, ancient temples and monasteries to visit. Even eating out is a culinary adventure. Be sure to try some traditional Greek dishes such as saganaki or seasonal vegetable stews. We visited the Kalielaion Oil Press where the owner welcomed us and showed us exactly what he does. We tried many of the local olive oils wines, cheeses and fresh seafood as one should when visiting the Mediterranean.

Tip: Ask around for the best tavernas, the locals always know the best spots.

Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraWe ended our day with a visit to a traditional candy maker for Loukoumi which has been compared to Turkish Delight. Seeing the process and breathing in that sugar was a culinary first for me. I really enjoyed it!

Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraWhere to stay

Loutraki also has the first casino built in Greece, which was built in the late 1920s. The city is still well known for its casino, which is one of the largest in Europe.  5-star Hotel & Casino Resort, Club Hotel Casino Loutraki was built in 1995 and features 255 rooms, 18 suites, two maisonettes plus a conference center. The casino offers a luxurious gaming room area of 5.000sq.m. on 2 levels, equipped with 82 tables, 714 Slot Machines, 35 terminals electrical roulettes and two separate rooms for VIP clients, the VIP room and the VVIP-Tholos.

The Club Hotel Casino won several awards: The Carl Faberge award for service quality, the Green Key Eco Label award for eco-friendly hotel facilities. They are 5-star certified by Eurocert and an accepted member of the Great Hotels of the World – Premium Collection.

Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraVisiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRiviera Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraWhere to eat

Lido fish tavern sits on the Vouliagmeni Lake where you can swim, relax and enjoy the fruits of the sea. We enjoyed grilled and fried fish, calamari, grilled octupus, traditioal Greek salad and more. 

Paladar Eatery & LoungeVisiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRiviera is modern take on fresh, Greek foods with a culinary twist. The food was creative and delicious. The wine list was vast and the decor was beautiful. 

Visiting Loutraki Greece #IFWTWACorinthianRivieraVisit Loutraki today

This wonderful area of Greece is often overlooked by European and American tourists. Since it is conveniently situated on the Corinthian Riviera, one of the most beautiful areas of Greece, visiting Loutraki Greece should definitely be on your list of places to explore. It has a rich history, steeped in tradition and wonderful foods.

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I was part of the IFWTWA Corinthian Riviera Media Trip. #IFWTWACorinthianRiviera All food, travel within Greece and accommodations were sponsored. 

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  1. What an adventure. We’ve been talking about heading to Greece, but we’ve never made it happen. I think it’s time we finally pulled the trigger.

  2. Ahhh Greece! I have always wanted to visit there! The seafood looks AMAZING and what the heck is that blue drink that is smoking? LOL

  3. Super jealous! I can’t wait to plan a trip to Greece! Beautiful pics btw!

  4. I loved everything about our trip to Greece! I would love to go back soon!

  5. The food looks absolutely divine! I would love to visit Greece someday – especially because my friend moved there!

  6. Ali Rost

    It’s stunning photos like yours that remind me why I’ve always wanted to go to Greece!  The food .. the blue of the waters .. the niceness of the people.  My hubby and I will have to move it closer to the top of our to-visit list!

  7. rika

    Looks wonderful. I have never been to Greece.. I can’t wait to try local foods, look fantastic!

  8. I have never been to Greece, but I have always wanted to visit. It looks so gorgeous!

  9. Karlyn Cruz

    What a beautiful place! I totally love those photos they stunning!

  10. Maria han

    What a great place! So much interesting. I would love to plan to travel there. The foods are also love it. So amazing! Nice shot.

  11. Cathy B

    So blessed to see this post on Loutraki GREECE. over 26 years ago, I had the blessing to be able to heal and recuperate from a severe case of Pancreatitis, by being in Loutraki. I may never have lived, truthfully, the doctors said, without having had the opp to drink the Loutraki mineral waters daily and have the water therapy they offer for health and illness there. It was a slow recovery, but prayer and Loutraki mineral waters and therapy are the reason I am here today! Was finally able to be well enough to travel back to states. I am forever indebted to that little spot of wonderful water therapy! Have never seen an article like yours about the place. You did a great job!

  12. Kathy

    Those photos are so gorgeous! I have always wanted to go to Greece. It always looked like such a beautiful place to take a vacation.

  13. You go on so many amazing adventures girl! It looks like you had an amazing time in Greece.  Love all the pictures you shared!

  14. The photos look so amazing. I haven’t been to Greece yet but it is on my bucket list of things to do.

    The food looks amazing too.

  15. robin Rue

    I want to go there so bad after looking at all your pictures. It looks so nice there.

  16. Cacinda

    I have never been to Greace but it has been on my travel bucket list forever. This looks like such an amazing adventure, glad you enjoyed yourself.

  17. Pam

    Your photos of Greece are so beautiful and I am so jealous! I have wanted to visit Greece since I was in elementary school.

  18. Meagan

    This looks absolutely amazing! I am pretty sure I would go crazy with my camera.

  19. This is why, I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. It’s such a beautiful place to visit! I definitely wouldn’t miss Loutraki. So stunning!

  20. I would love to visit Loutraki, Greece some day. The beaches are calling to me and my hubby would be all over the local cuisine. He’s dying to have an authentic gyro!

  21. My BFF in JHS was Greek and would spend her entire summer there. As soon as school resumed in the Fall we would take over a lunch table in the cafeteria and she would spread out all her photos so we could see them. I would love to visit there someday!

  22. I want to go to Greece so bad!! I don’t know if I would want to go back home!! Thanks for sharing your memories so I can live through you!

  23. Ann Bacciaglia

    Wow these photos are stunning. The water looks amazing. I would love to go explore Loutraki Greece.

  24. Those pools are calling my name. Oh my goodness, what a way to relax in all that luxury! I would love to be able to visit Greece, take a dip in those pools, and savor those yummy dishes!

  25. Rachelle

    WOW what a beautiful place to visit. My daughters has been asking to go to Greece for years. One day i hope to be able to take her! 

  26. Victoria Heckstall

    Oh my goodness! These foods are totally fantastic! Greece is one of my bucket list this year and I’m so excited to see these!

  27. Jeanine

    I have always wanted to travel to Greece. These photos are just lovely. I would love to visit Corinthian Riviera! So stunningly beautiful!

  28. My Teen Guide

    OMG! The food and the pool??!! Really, vacation grande!

  29. OHHH I SO want to go to Greece!  This only makes the yearning stronger!  I can’t wait to cross this one off my travel list! 

  30. TColeman

    I would absolutely love to be able to go and see Greece! This place is so beautiful.

  31. Claudia Krusch

    Loutraki looks like a beautiful town in Greece. The water looks amazing and so blue.

  32. I have always wanted to go to Greece. It is on my dream trip list. These are great photos.

  33. Amy Desrosiers

    This area of Greece looks so stunning! I am a huge Greek food enthusiast and think your spread looks amazing. The entire culture just seems so fun.

  34. Michelle Waller

    The views – simply gorgeous! Greece has been on my bucket list for awhile and this just makes me want to go that much more!!

  35. Greece is very high on my travel list. I can’t imagine living on the coastal waters like that. So breathtaking

  36. Oh my goodness those photos are absolutely stunning! This is on my bucket list for sure!

  37. aziel morte

    Go there! Lol. There are sunbeds and umbrellas at the beach for free if you order a drink. Don’t forget to go to the nearby lighthouse and enjoy amazing view from there.

  38. Looks like a perfect destination for our next trip! Your photos are gorgeous, it makes me want to book a ticket to visit Loutraki ASAP!! 😀

  39. Jay Simms

    This photos are so gorgeous! I would love to visit here one day.

  40. You always ear about the Greek islands but this place has everything including hiking and amazing looking seafood. it is cold here today so I am daydreaming that I was there.

  41. Brianne

    Greece is so on my bucket list this year. I am actually trying to plan something in the next few months. Great post! 

  42. Sara

    This looks like such a great trip! I am planning a family getaway for next summer and I just added this to the possibility list. Thank you for sharing.

  43. This is awesome. Was that octopus hanging out on the beach. I would love to visit and experience this. – yolonda

  44. Gabriel Bregg

    I will visit Greece before I die. I may even find a way to move there. I’ve been fascinated by it’s history and culture since I was probably 10 or 11 years old.

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