EXPLORE

EXPLORE

Apart from the archaeological and heritage places there are endless places that you should see if you would like to appreciate the real Greece. 
Loutraki's ideal location, a unique blend of the cleanest seas and delightful coves with mountain scenery, fir forests and lush vegetation that grows right down to the water's edge, offers innumerable possibilities for short trips around the Greek countryside. For those who worship the sea there are many untouched beaches reachable by boat. For those who love the heights, the Gerania range is close enough for romantic strolls and more energetic mountain hikes. Temples and Byzantine churches lie within a short distance of town; these include the Heraion on exquisite lake Vouliagmeni and the monasteries nestled in the mountains.
 
The Latsis Foundation publish annually a volume devoted to a single archaeological museum or site, aiming to create a series whose scolarly prestige and aesthetic approach would contribute to a deeper knowledge and further understanding of the Greek civilisation. The link to this Electronic Library is the following: www.latsis-foundation.org/en/92/electronic_library.html 
 
Here are some of our favourite places close to the hotel. It takes 20 to 30 minutes drive to get to some of the most picturesque landscapes in Greece. This is where we escape when we are not at the hotel but do not tell anybody.... Enjoy the treasure hunting...

EXPLORE WITHIN 1-2 HOURS DRIVE – 

Loutraki is ideal for exploring Athens and also for Touring the Peloponnese

ATHENS http://www.breathtakingathens.com/

Breathtaking Athens is only an hour away and waits you with a range of archaeological cultural and lifestyle attractions. You can drive or go by regular coaches as a day trip and still have time enough time to return for an evening swim at Loutraki beach.  

 

 

Corinth Canal http://www.sailingissues.com/corinth-canal-diolkos.html

only 3 km away from Loutraki cuts through the rock and connects the Aegean sea with the Ionian. Begun by Nero in 67 AD using Jewish slaves, the project had to be postponed until 1883 when a French company began working on it again. It was completed in1893. The bridge across the east entrance to the canal which submerges for boats to cross over it. A nice place to stop for a coffee is the Perama Restaurant-Cafe and if you are lucky a ship will pass and you can watch the bridge go down. Follow the signs to Isthmia and you will cross it. Watch a great Video on how ships were going through the Corinth Canal in Ancient times through Diolkos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMx-pjBEPC4.
 

 

Corinth and Ancient Corinth  http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/excavationcorinth/  

is the capital city of the county and only 7 km away from Loutraki. The ruins at Akrocorinth above the city is one of the most spectacular sites in all of Greece and should not be missed. The original fortress was built in ancient times but has been added to by the Romans, Byzantines, Franks, venetians and finally the Turks and every occupying power has left its mark. There is not much left of the Temple of Aphrodite but it is worth going up there for the view. Ancient Corinth was one of Greece's richest cities in it's heyday around the 6th century BC due to its position and control of the narrow isthmus which seperated the Peloponessos and the mainland and the two seas on each side of it. East of the modern city are the ruins of ancient Corinth, still being excavated, which feature the remains of the 5th century BC Temple of Apollo, some Roman ruins and the Lower Peirene Fountain, a natural spring that has supplied Old Corinth with water from ancient times.
 
 

  

NAFPLIO http://www.nafplionet.net/

only 45 minutes away is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The former capital of Greece is a beautiful place to visit as a day trip and enjoy the nearby beaches as well as the the medieval fortresses overlooking the town and the small island fortress Bourtzi that once protected the harbour. Nafplion has plently of full of restaurants, shops, cafes, beautiful old buildings and several nice beaches nearby including Tolon with a great beach, good tavernas and nightlife.
 

 
 

MYCENAE http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2573 

Mycenae 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, is only 1 hour away from Loutraki. It was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization, while the myths related to its history have inspired poets and writers over many centuries, from the Homeric epics and the great tragedies of the Classical period to contemporary literary and artistic creation. Perseus, son of Zeus and Dana?, daughter of Akrisios, king of Argos and descendant of Danaos, is traditionally considered as its mythical founder.
 
 

 
 

NEMEA http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh3530.jsp?obj_id=2511  

Only 20 minutes away from Loutraki Nemea with the ancient site dedicated to the games that were held in the honor of Zeus whose 4th Century BC temple still has three remaining columns and several more on the way to being reconstructed. The site is being excavated by Stephen Miller of the American School of Classical Studies along with the Univeristy of California at Berkeley. Nemea is also famous for its wines and there are a number of wineries that you can visit.
 
 

 

ARGOS https://www.argos.gr/portal/page/portal/ARGOS/Visitors/HistoryofTown

 is the agricultural and commercial center of the prefecture, famous for its citrus orchards. Unfortunately most of the ancient past is buried under the modern town, but the archaeological museum on the town's impressive main square is worth stopping for. The ancient theater is the most popular tourist attraction in the city and is bigger then the theater at Epidavros. Nearby are the Roman baths and the remains of a first century indoor theater. Above the theater is the site of the ancient acropolis, with fortifications that have been added to by the Byzantines, Franks and the Turks.
 

 

EPIDAVROS http://www.epidavros.gr/en/sightseeing/1646-to-thetatro-tis-epidavrou.html

is a must for any visitor to Greece! Home of the 3rd Century theater, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were performed here until the 4th century BC and then continued in 1955 to the present during the Epidavros festival that takes place from the beginning of July to the end of August. The theater is perhaps the most acoustically perfect in all of Greece, a fact illustrated to us by our history teacher who dropped a pin which we could hear from the top seats. Don’t miss the Festival
 
 

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Hotel Segas is located 80km southwest from Athens and Athens Airport. It is about 4 km from Corinth Canal and 7km from Corinth.

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