In the region of Vouliagmeni, just a few kilometers from the center of Loutraki, embraced by a natural pine-forest, lays one of the most beautiful lagoons in Greece. Peaceful atmosphere and unique natural beauty in a stunning, heavenly surrounding. The whole landscape is simply awesome, a glimpse around just takes your breath away. Discover the grace of the ancient fairy, the peaceful lake…An island-like, sandy beach combined with a crystal clear, shallow blue sea is inviting you to take a dive.
The lagoon was named after the archaeological site of Heraion, where an impressive ancient temple dedicated to the Greek Goddess of Hera is located. The Heraion Archaeological Site is visited by thousands of culture and history lovers throughout the world every year.
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Loutraki is located in the entrance of the Peloponnese Region, 80 km away from Athens and 5km away from Korinth. It is a seaside spa city resort on the Corinthian Gulf acclaimed for its healing thermal waters since antiquity.
Loutraki comprises all the elements that collectively offer tourists an integrated visit, full of inspiring experiences.
The unique combination of the climatic conditions and the rare natural environment found in Loutraki, constitute a haven that provides limitless opportunities for summer and winter breaks.
The crystal clear- blue sea, the lacy shores, the verdant mountain range of Geraneia along with its paths invites you to discover the remarkable archeological and religious monuments of the region, the renowned thermal mineral waters and other sites that compose the most beautiful painting!
Furthermore, this heavenly landscape includes splendid sports and cultural activities that are held all year round, a nutritional and rich gastronomy, a vibrant nightlife, an exceptional tourist and hotel infrastructure!
Loutraki city has competitive advantages such as the natural mineral and thermal water springs, the state-of-the-art Loutraki Thermal Spa, the largest Casino Resort in Europe, conference centers, Health & Rehabilitation units and complete sports facilities.
In addition, the city has a remarkable tourist profile. It gathers elements such as proximity to the most important archeological sites and attractions (Isthmus Canal, Lake Hera, Melagavi Lighthouse) and intense religious elements with a variety of churches and monasteries (Holy Monastery, St. Patapios).
In a city that is so inviting, visitors are pleasantly surprised to unveil a destination that exceeds their expectations.
The Heraion of Perachora was a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Hera, situated in a small cove of the Corinthian gulf at the end of the Perachora peninsula.
Heraion – one of the most important and rich ensembles of the archaic era in Greece – and Lake Vouliagmeni, a blue lake like a real paradise, are located 25 km from the city of Loutraki.
Lake Vouliagmeni, with a length of two kilometers and a width of one kilometer, has beautiful places for swimming. The water is shallow and deepens smoothly, while on its banks you are greeted by the beautiful Ypanema! Sandy beaches with natural shades direct a unique landscape capable of traveling even the most skeptical visitors.
In addition to a temple of Hera which is of unusual construction, the remains of a number of other structures have also been found, including a L-shaped colonnade, a large cistern, dining rooms, and a second potential temple remnants. The Heraion Archaeological Site is visited by thousands of culture and history lovers throughout the world every year since the unusual plan of the 6th century BCE temple of Hera Akraia combined with the idyllic location and the the remains of a 9th BCE structure are of interest to the study of the development of the Greek temple as an architectural and cultural form.
The Melagavi lighthouse, also known as Heraion lighthouse, was built in 1897 on the Agrilaos peninsula next to the Heraion Archaeological site in the gulf of Alkyonides Islands. Melagavi is renowned to be one of the 10 most beautiful lighthouses in Greece and it is also one of the most photographed landmarks by travelers with thousands of captures on Social Media.
In the region of Vouliagmeni, just a few kilometers from the center of Loutraki, embraced by a natural pine-forest stands one of the most beautiful lagoons in Greece . The whole landscape is simply awesome, a glimpse around just takes your breath away. Discover the grace of the ancient fairy, the peaceful lake in an island-like, sandy beach combined with crystal clear, shallow blue sea. Ypanema is located near the contact site between the lake and the Corinthian Gulf in a magnificent, peaceful environment in front of the scenic chapel of St. Nicholas, a cycladic style chapel that attracts all photo enthousiasts.