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The Water of Life

05.05.2019 in Travel

The Water of Life     Thanks to its thermal waters, Loutraki has become well-known throughout the world. Loutraki’s thermal springs, have been called “the water of life” since antiquity. Its rejuvenating qualities were mentioned by the renowned historian Xenophon in his work “Hellenika IV” where he describes Spartan soldiers arriving in Loutraki after battle, to rest and rejuvenate.   In the imposing round building that hosts the municipal thermal spring you can not only drink the beneficial water, but also see the so-called “Spring of Life”. It is worth visiting not only for therapy – Loutraki’s thermal water helps…

Saint Patapios: A monument of Orthodoxy in Loutraki

05.05.2019 in History

Saint Patapios: A monument of Orthodoxy in Loutraki     In the Geraniai Mountains, above Loutraki, and perched at an altitude of almost 2300 feet, the Holy Monastery of Saint Patapios awaits you. Here you may venerate not only the miraculous relic of the Saint but also wonder at the most amazing panoramic view of the city below.   The monastery is considered a “monument of Orthodoxy”, attracting hundreds of visitors everyday from Greece and all over the world. After the capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453, Angelos Notaras, a relative of the then emperor, wished to protect…

Loutraki, City of Waters

31.10.2018 in Travel

Loutraki, City of Waters     According to Xenophon, the Spartan soldiers came to Loutraki to recover and rest after the Peloponnesian War battles; and thanks to the city’s healing thermal waters, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the 2nd century BCE Roman emperor, was healed of a severe dermatopathy.   Today, the mythical “Gate of the Peloponnese” is a city full of life, with countless leisure and entertainment options, covering every taste. Less than 50 miles from Athens, Loutraki is a spa town well known since antiquity. What to see: One of the most significant sightseeing attractions is the lake of Heraion,…