Discover the best top things to do in Loutraki, Greece including Moni Osiou Patapiou, Vouliagmeni Lake, Lighthouse Melagavi (Iraion), Archaeological Museum of Isthmia, Casino Loutraki, Archaeological Site of Isthmia, The Diolkos, Loutraki Beach, Paraliako Parko Loutrakiou, Folklore Museum.
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5 based on 148 reviews
steep road, hairpins, and climbing many steps lead to amazing views, and amazing energy at the cave and chapel, deep connections with love, compassion, healing and consolation; very kind hospitable and understanding nuns willing to help and guide you, some speak english
4.5 based on 325 reviews
Great place to spend a day - water is very warm and clean: you can see the bottom, sand entrance, somewhere there are stones but not critical. Also you can see the connection between the sea and the lake - the small channel with fast moving flow. On the beach there are places to have coffee and to eat. Perfect for children.
5 based on 52 reviews
We'd seen the lighthouse on a map of Loutraki and thought we'd drive in that direction to discover some of rural life here. The road is very windy and sometimes very narrow, including hairpin turns in several places. Sometimes you're skirting the edge of sheer cliffs along the route.
When the road dead ends, you've arrived. There's a small parking lot that can accommodate maybe a dozen cars. Then you climb a very rocky dirt path that twists its way toward the lighthouse. Talk about sheer cliffs! If you venture off the path, there are no guardrails. There's nothing preventing you from falling a hundred feet to the rocks below.
Hubby and I climbed all over the cliffs because the views from up here are unbelievable. We happened to time our arrival not long before sunset, and the sky was brilliant hued, facilitating some incredible photos.
You can't get in the lighthouse itself. A locked metal fence borders all four sides. There's no admission charge, and you can stay as long as you want. I'd recommend getting off the hill before dark because the path isn't well lit. Don't leave though, without checking out the ancient ruins in the cove below the lighthouse.
4.5 based on 38 reviews
I stopped here because this was once the site of the famous Pan-Hellenic Isthmian Games, but there wasn't much to see, at least of the stadion. (There are also the remains of an ancient temple of Poseidon, which may be of more interest to some.) And unfortunately the museum next to the site was closed that day. Apart from that, Isthmia's a pleasant little place, with a few kafenia and so on. The beach, with camping sites, is only a few hundred yards away, and ijust up the road you can look down at the Corinth Canal.
I could find no mention of or anybody who knew anything about the extraordinary jousting meeting held here, in about 1300, of the flower of chivalry of the Latin crusader kingdoms of Greece under the Franks. For the amazing participants (the Prince of Athens, the three Dukes of Euboea...), see Osbert Lancaster's 'Classical Landscape with Figures'.
(There must be hundreds of archaeological sites in Greece like Isthmia, which in any other country would be made much more of, tidied up for visitors, publicised and so on, but which here seem neglected. The problem is that Greece just has too many beautiful, hugely important sites, whose names ring down the ages, so it has to concentrate its efforts on the premier league, the most famous: Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus and the like.)
3.5 based on 181 reviews
My partner and I were staying in Athens and wanted to find a nearby casino. The local casino wasn't an option as the reviews were terrible. Casino Loutraki was the next best thing and an hour bus ride from Athens. Our front desk attendant at our hotel in Athens made the call and gave us directions on foot. Our pick-up location was at the corner of the Omonia metro station and 3is Septemvriou street corner. The bus arrives directly on the 3is Septemvriou street near the hop-on-hop-off buses. The bus was to arrive at 3:00 p.m. and did within 2 minutes of the pick-up time!
The bus is easy to find as the hotel's logo is directly on the side. I have attached photos. The bus was comfortable and air conditioned. Once you are seated, the bus attendant comes around to collect 15 Euros cash. She explained to us that the 15 Euros includes a buffet meal and 12 Euros of free play. There was an additional 6 Euro entrance fee as well. The ride to Loutraki from Athens was gorgeous as it is mostly going along the water.
Once we arrived at the casino (and it was an easy one hour ride) we were greeted by extremely friendly and welcoming staff. You have to go through a quick security check and then to the front desks. They spoke many languages so there's no worry if you do not speak Greek. You will need your passport to check in, just as many European Casinos require. The desk attendant was thorough and efficient. After we were checked in we were guided to the casino cash cage accompanied with our new Loutraki Casino card. We gave the cage attendant our cards and she put the 12 Euro free play directly on the card. She also gave us vouchers for a free drink, free buffet meals, and other promotional incentives.
We had a blast! It isn't as smoky as U.S. Casinos, in my opinion. The 12 Euro free play went a long way. We both hit many bonus games and even won a little. The buffet was wonderful. Fresh cooked meats, Greek dishes, and and extensive dessert area. Everything tasted wonderful.
If you are a gambler and need a break from busy Athens, head to the Loutraki Casino. We had a great time and the few hours there wasn't enough. The bus left at 9:00 p.m. and we easily could've stayed awhile longer.
4 based on 27 reviews
The Roman Baths with hypocaust room in a very good condition, is most likely the best preserved part of the site with an impressive mosaic floor.
The small museum, which is actualy the entrance, has some amazing exhibits of the site as well as some surrounding areas.
4 based on 25 reviews
A great sight of high archaeological interest, which suffers the grave effects of poor touristic management - and time.
The ancient Diolkos is an overland ramp where ancient Greeks used to move boats from the gulf of Corinth to the Argosaronic gulf and vice versa for military and / or commercial purposes.
In any other civilized country the Diolkos would have been highlighted and promoted as a great sight, a must see! But in Corinth... it seems that the mentality is different. You can hardly see the sight and you will probably miss it as you go to Loutraki through the submersible bridge.
There is no serious effort put around this sight. No signs, no illustrative maps, e-books, guides or whatsoever. Tourists are supposed to be proactive and get well informed and equipped BEFORE going there. Or else.. half of the story is lost.
What a pity!
4 based on 9 reviews
The rocks and litter make it hard to enjoy the sea. Had to take sun loungers. Sooo many people on weekends. I would rather choose sandy beach. Was really windy in June.
4 based on 7 reviews
4 based on 6 reviews
We visited the meseum 10 years ago. We had to make several attempts to visit. We found that the museum was not open according to the announced opening times displayed at the door. When we finally found it open, the employee did not offer any explanation or apology. At the time of the visit there was no wheelchair access.
We found that the content was reasonable and nicely displayed. There was plenty of natural light through windows and balcony doors.
Suggestions: staff to keep the museum open during opening times. Install audio and visual aids to give more flavour of bygone times of Greece and assist people with poor visual sense to fully appreciate the museum. To provide access to people with poor mobility.
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