Loutraki, apart from a wonderful tourist destination, is also the starting point for small day trips to various nearby destinations with a special archaeological and not only interest, as Epidavros, Mycenae, Nafplio, Olympia and Delphi are also within walking distance.
Isthmus: Distance from Loutraki - 5 km
The Isthmus of Corinth has been a construction dream - a challenge that lasted 2,300 years. Because of its geographical position, "Aphonios Corinth" emerged from antiquity to a great naval, commercial and cultural center.
The canal cuts the Corinth Canal in a straight line along its length of 6,346 m. Its width at the surface of the sea is 24,6 m and its depth is 21,3 m and its depth varies between 7,50 to 8 m The total volume of the excavated soil for its construction reached 12 million cubic meters. More info here (link to the Isthmus page)
Akrokorinthos: Distance from Loutraki - 18 km
Through the walls of Acrocorinth, you will find all the signs of its many-story history. In ancient Greece here was worshiped Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The great walls, which were raised in the rock, ended their romantic existence. Sloppy battles, sieges and dozens of legends have written the history of Acrocorinth in the following centuries. Today, the warriors have been silenced, but the legend is still alive in the atmosphere.
Mycenae: Distance from Loutraki - 46 km
Here the story gives a powerful "present". Ancient Greece. The "Mycenae's Colorful Myrrh" by Homer. The most important and rich palatial center of the late Bronze Age in Greece was based in the Peloponnese. Founder, according to Greek mythology, Perseus, the son of Zeus and Danais. The legend of the Cyclops and the story of the discovery of the so-called "Agamemnon's mask" by Schliemann will enchant you. Just like touring the archaeological site. And of course, one of the largest and most perfect graves found in the archaeological site of Mycenae: the vaulted tomb of King Agamemnon.
Ancient Theater of Epidaurus: Distance from Loutraki - 69km
One of the most important monuments of ancient Greece and a world-wide attraction of the modern world: the famous theater at the Asklepieion of Epidaurus. It combines perfect acoustics, elegance and symmetrical proportions. It was built around 340 - 330 BC, to watch theatrical performances of the Asclepieion patients and was in use at least until the 3rd c. A.D. In the upper stage of ancient theater, you look at the heady horizon of the horizon. Serenity. You understand why the ancient people chose this place for the erection of the most famous Asclepius. You let the look down. The stands, the docks, the orchestra and the stage building. Yes, it is the most beautiful open theater in the world - the place where entertainment was born (soul training), because the theater was made for the purpose of entertainment and treatment of the patients.
An ancient theater that remains "alive". Since 1955, stunning performances of ancient drama have found their natural place in it. Whether you combine it with watching a show or not, browsing this unique archaeological site is, even today, a therapy of soul and body. A UNESCO World Heritage Site worthy to visit.
Nafplio: Distance from Loutraki - 70 km
You look from Nafplion from above. Tiled roofs, gray stone, blue-green sea. The famous Bourtzi, Acronafplia, Palamidi. A city-beauty. Castles and neoclassical buildings, old neighborhoods, pedestrian streets and large squares. A city that overflows with life, preserves the legends of the past and drives you into its mysterious atmosphere. The Naples of the East of the Venetians, the first official capital of Greece in 1828. A city where you will want to stay forever.
Acropolis: Distance from Loutraki - 80 km
For centuries, the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis is separated from the city that is pulsing at its feet, bountiful, always full of motion. But yet a separate fate, an unbroken story of human life and creation, unites him forever. The Acropolis and Athens. The Attic Sky and the Parthenon that always seem ready to take off. Images depicted not in memory, but in the soul. From here everything began: Philosophy, Democracy, Positive Sciences and Theater. The complex of temples, sanctuaries and most of the ruins on the Acropolis are identified with Pericles' Golden Age, in the 5th century BC. BC, forming the foundation stone of European Culture. The Acropolis has been one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1987.
Sounio: Distance from Loutraki - 146 km
At the southernmost tip of Attica, you will meet Sounio where you will be able to admire the temple of Poseidon - one of the most important sanctuaries of the ancient world and the most important sights of Athens. The energy of the site is unique and has inspired myths during antiquity. From here the king of the Aegean jumped, mistakenly thinking that he lost the monk of Theseus from the terrible Minotaur within the Labyrinth. And from here onwards every afternoon, the orange sunshine, which sets, play hideaway between the marbles and illuminate the stripes of the sea that stretches out in front of you.
Ancient Olympia: Distance from Loutraki - 169 km
A visit to the place that gave birth to the Olympics is never enough. The grandeur of ancient Greek culture does not stop impressing. In this corner of the Peloponnese you will also love the father of the gods, Jupiter. Imagine one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the 13.5-meter-long Jupiter statue of Zeus, crafted by Pheidias. In awe you will see the famous Hermes of Praxiteles. You will feel the glory, the glory and the wisdom of a civilization that enlightened the world and you will feel that you are at the starting line for a journey back to history, to the grandeur of ancient Greece.
Delphi: Distance from Loutraki - 202 km
In Delphi you will experience the harmony that binds people and gods. The splendor and tranquility of the Delphic landscape can not be photographed. The feelings that the sacred space generates are not described in words. Delphi met the eagles sent by Zeus to indicate the "navel of the earth". In this corner of Central Greece, Apollo founded his sanctuary, killing Dragon Python.
Here he was the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. The Delphic Landscape, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1972, and the Delphi Archaeological Site is a gift of Greece to humanity. Here you will bow down to what people and nature have made together, creations beyond place and time. You will discover your deeper self, you will feel the power of the people and the energy of the gods. And you will leave with your own oracles.
So do not miss the opportunity to make your own trip in history from Loutraki!