Eternal Greece Ltd

Loutraki Spa and Gourmet Experience, Two-Day

The sights and beauties of the lovely coastal town and its surrounding promontory, combined with a soothing wellness treatment at the renowned, luxurious Loutraki Thermal Spa and gourmet...

Introduction

This is a two-day, one-overnight tour for a minimum of six participants. Individuals are also most welcome to join.

The programme combines the sights and beauties of  the lovely coastal town of Loutraki and its surrounding Perachora promontory, with a soothing wellness treatment at the renowned, luxurious Loutraki Thermal Spa treatments and gourmet Greek cuisine.

Loutraki  is a wonderful sea-side town located on the coast of a pine-tree covered mountainous peninsula jutting westwards into the Gulf of Corinth. It was known in antiquity as the ancient town of Thermae (from Thermos meaning warm, after its thermal waters) and was the first resort mentioned historically. Now known as Loutraki (from the Greek ‘loutro’ = bath), it is just 85 km (53 mi) for central Athens on the modern motorway and conveniently close to such must see-sights and sites as the Corinth Canal, Ancient Corinth and the Acrocorinth.

The town is being celebrated since antiquity for its thermal and mineral waters welling up from deep within the Earth’s crust . The old legends about the quality and attributes of its thermal water have been conclusively demonstrated by scientific analysis and research which substantiate its reputation at a top international level.

At the same time, Loutraki boasts the facilities for traditional gourmet food experiences, providing an opportunity to combine wellness and relexation with fine food, an opportunity that simply cannot be missed.

The first day is devoted to the spa treatment in the a.m., followed by light but delicious lunch and an afternoon of strolling, discovery and relaxation all capped by a gourmet dinner at a delightful Greek taverna preparing daily traditional gourmet dishes.

In the second day, the beauty of the region comes alive with a visit to the blue lagoon of Vouliagmeni, the wonderful archaeological site of the Heraion situated in a secluded cove and the Melangavi lighthouse at the tip of the promontory, followed by typical Greek lunch at the picturesque taverna right on the shores of Vouliagmeni lagoon.

Are you more independent-minded?
This programme is also available in a self-drive version!
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Points of interest

Some of the points of interest include the following. Clicking on a name will open a new tab rich in information on the respective point of interest.

Itinerary

Pick-up from your central-Athens hotel at 09:00 and transportation by luxury air-conditioned minibus or coach to the hotel at Loutraki. The distance is around 85 km (52 mi) by modern motorway.

After check-in, walk or transportation to the luxurious spa and its thermal waters for which Loutraki (ancient Thermae) have been recognised and celebrated since antiquity for a relaxing / healing treatment of your choice.

A light but delightful lunch follows and the afternoon is free for you to discover the delights of Loutraki and its 4 km (2.5 mi) – long seaside promenade. The evening culminates with a gourmet dinner at a small but delightful Greek taverna.

This is the day we visit beautiful natural spots as well as an archaeological site and a lighthouse. After breakfast, the coach takes us past the striking blue lagoon of Vouliagmeni, a saline lake connected to the Gulf of Corinth by a small channel, to our first destination of the day, the Sanctuary of Hera near the tip of the Perachora peninsula. This ancient site is situated in a secluded cove and dates back to the 9th century BC.

We then proceed on a scenic walk of about 20 minutes to the lighthouse at the tip of the Perachora promontory, a rocky prow jutting into the Gulf of Corinth and affording impressive views of the northern coast of the Peloponnese and its rugged uplands as well as the southern coast of mainland Greece, with the lofty Mt Parnassus and Mt Helicon prominent on the horizon.

A short drive back to Vouliagmeni lagoon will enable us to explore its shores, the channel linking it with the sea and, indeed, the nearby coast of the Gulf of Corinth itself. This very fulfilling day is appropriately capped with a well-earned sampling of the delights of Greek fare at a taverna on the coast of the beautiful lagoon.

All good things coming to a temporary end, the coach will take you back to Athens and to you your hotel, only to turn the page in the illustrious chapter of your visit to this very special country which is Greece.

Included

  • Professional, non-smoking driver
  • Professional, non-smoking group leader
  • Gourmet meals (two lunches and one dinner)
  • Overnight stay at a highly-rated hotel in Loutraki, bed and breakfast basis.
  • Local tour transportation by luxury, air-conditioned minibus
  • Transportation from and our Central Athens hotel by luxury, air-conditioned minibus.

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Spa programmes / treatments
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites

Points to note

The tour is accompanied by an experienced group leader. Transport is by air-conditioned car or coach, accommodation is at European standard high-class country hotel basis bed and breakfast. The programme price includes two lunches and one bottled mineral water daily. The price is basis double-room sharing. Pick-up and return is to and from from your central Athens hotel or other pre-agreed point.

The programme does not include flights to and from Greece and personal travel insurance. An example of how to obtain travel insurance can be found here. For the full list of what is and what is not included in the price, please see below.

Should the minimum participation requirement not be met by the date of the tour, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel and receive a full refund of the amount paid. If more people sign in for this tour for the specific date, a partial refund may be granted if the respective rate for the shared group tour is lower than the amount paid at the time of booking.

Testimonials

  • “A stunning tour of UNESCO sites.”

    The tour I undertook with Eternal Greece was great – we covered a large number of UNESCO sites in a relatively short space of time, with time spent at each site tailored to my interests. The accommodation also met all expectations, so all in all this was an outstanding experience from which I gained a greater appreciation of Greek history and culture. Thank you Eternal Greece.

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    S Bassett
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    It was in every aspect challenging and full of information. We have learned so much and coming back to Athens we will use your expertise once again.”

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  • “Fantastic tour of the well known as well as lesser known sites, particularly in the Peloppenese, and including some travel off the beaten track. You think you know Greece, and then find that there is a whole new aspect to explore.

    I can thoroughly recommend Eternal Greece as a tour operator. They will bend over backwards to ensure your needs are met.”

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    Silva Bassett
  • “A memorable experience!”

    …We visited all the places my friends were interested in, our guide was very knowledgeable, the hotels where we stayed could not have been better and Eric was an amazing tour leader. Everything ran smoothly and because of his love and enthusiasm for the land and the people, he made everyone fall in love with Greece. And made me even prouder of my roots than I was before!!! We all had a wonderful time!
     
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    Mr. Eric C B Cauchi, the director of Eternal Greece arranged a superb Athens Day Tour comprising the National Archaeological Museum, a city tour, and the Acropolis Museum for my family which took approximately five hours. We would recommend Mr. Cauchi for his politeness, professional manner, and excellent care and concern that we should be happy with our tour in every respect. He also followed up to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction, which it was. Most highly recommended!

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