The Mount Gerania
area belongs to the program Natura 2000
, the European network for the conservation and protection of natural heritage. There is the historic monastery of Saint Patapios
, dating from the 11th century. It has spectacular views of the northern Peloponnese, the Isthmus of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf. In the monastery are kept the holy relics
of Saint Patapios. At the entrance to the monastery you will see the Church of the Assumption.
Visit the cosmopolitan beach of Loutraki which is awarded “Blue Flag” from 1987. It has a shower for bathers, surveillance by lifeguards and access for people with mobility problems. Relax and enjoy the sunset.
Do not forget to visit Vouliagmeni Lake and Heraion in the wider area of Loutraki-Perachora, just 14 km west of Loutraki. It is one of the most beautiful natural lagoon of the country. Swim in the beautiful waters and enjoy fresh fish in the taverns located along it.
Just 12 km from Loutraki you will find the village of Perachora with the remarkable archaeological site of Heraion that includes the ancient settlement of the temples of Hera Akraia (9th c. BC) and Hera Limenia (8th c. BC). There stands the stone-built lighthouse in place Melagavi or Iraion, the guide of the ships sailing in the Gulf of Corinth. The view and the sunset will fascinate you.
Very close there are the ruins of the ancient Keghrees, which was the second port of Ancient Corinth. The extensive excavations that have been carried out have revealed a series of paintings which are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Isthmia, Temple of Aphrodite, Isis, and early Christian churches.
Located 21 km from Loutraki lies the picturesque coastal town of Agioi Theodoroi. Enjoy moments of relaxation swimming at the popular beaches of Agioi Theodoroi and Pefkakia. In the area the archaeologists discovered important findings such as the remains of ancient Agii Theodoroiand the statue of the god Apollo.
From Loutraki or Stravon Bay you can go to Alkyonides, a cluster of four islands (Zoodochos Pigi, Daskalio, Glaronisi, Prasonisi) with excellent beaches and pure waters.