Thermal SPA

LOUTRAKI THERMAL SPA 5LOUTRAKI THERMAL SPA is located in the city of Loutraki, in the north cove of the Corinthian Gulf. It has been a famous place for its healing waters since the ancient times, then called “Thermae” and owes its name to the thermal baths which took place in the curative springs. The ancient city of “hot springs” owes its name to the “” THERMAL” ARTEMIDA, protector of the hot thermal springs and is the favorite city of the gods. There, APOLLO, god of the sun and the tranquility and the mother of the gods IRA had temples for their worship. The well known from the ancient times healing and beneficial properties of the waters of Loutraki, provided and still provide through the centuries, prevention and treatment for many diseases, musculoskeletal, skin and other diseases of the human body. Since the time of Hippocrates, it was found that hydrotherapy in warm water (30 – 31C0), promotes muscle relaxation reducing sensitivity to pain. While the properties of spa water in conjunction with temperature, decrease the level of stress hormone in humans. The miraculous waters of Loutraki, have linked their name since the ancient times with the treatment of many eminent personalities, among them the Roman military and political Lucius Cornelius Sulla (138 BC-78 BC), who, with the use of thermal waters of Loutraki, was healed from a serious skin disease.

The beneficial effects of thermal water of Loutraki were well known much earlier in the ancient world, since the first reference for their beneficial properties had already been done by the historian Xenophon, who in his works “Greek”, states that Spartan soldiers after battles resorted to the curative waters of the Thermae to rest and rejuvenate, in the today’s city of Loutraki.