Sights

Loutraki and its surrounding area. 

In Loutraki, you can visit the holy church of Hagios Ioannis o Baptistis (St John the Baptist), which is also the Cathedral of the city, the holy church of Panagia Giatrissa (the Healer Madonna), where-in the miracle-powered icon of the Virgin Mary is kept. Also, there is another church with two hypostases: the church of Hagios Fanourios (St Phanourius, the Holy Martyr) and the church of Isapostolos Kosmas o Aetolos (Apostle Kosmas Aetolos). You can also visit the monasteries of Anastasis Christou (the Ascension of Christ), and Hagia (St) Marina.

In the broader area of Loutraki there are also the chapels of Hagia (St) KyriakiHagia (St) AnnaPanagia Evangelistria (Our Lady of Good Tidings), the chapel of Taxiarches (the Archangels), Hagios Dionysios (St Dionysius), Hagios Georgios (St George), the monastery of Hagia Triada (the Holy Trinity), etc.

The Byzantine church of Hagios Andreas (St Andrew) is of great religious and historical significance. It is built in the area of the old spa-town. At a distance of approximately 20 kilometres east of Loutraki, there is the Byzantine church of Panagia tou Prathiou (the Prathi Madonna), which was built between the 8th – 9th centuries.  


Perachora and its surrounding area.
Heading towards Perachora, at a distance of approximately 6 kilometres away from Loutraki, you come across the country church of Hagia Paraskevi (St Paraskeve). Following the same route, you can visit the basilica ofHagios Demetrios (St Demetrius) that was built in 1750.

In Perachora, you can also visit the church of Koimisi tis Theotokou (the Assumption of the Virgin Mary) and the church of Pammegistoi Taxiarches (the Great Archangels).

Along the road from Perachora to Vouliagmeni Lake, you come across the small church ofHagios Vlasios (St Blaise). In the area of Asprokabos you find the church of Zoodochos Pigi (the Life-giving Spring).

In the broader area of Heraion, you find the churches of Hagios Nikolaos (St Nicholas), Hagios Ioannis (St John) and the church of Metamorphosi tou Sotiros (the Transfiguration of the Saviour).

On your way to Strava, and in the middle of a captivating natural environment, there is another quaint small church dedicated to the Epta Makkavaioi (the Seven Maccabees). At Malagari, you find the monastery of Hagios Nikolaos o Neos (St Nicholas the New), perhaps the oldest Byzantine monument in the area, which was built between the 10th and 11th c. Its exceptional murals have justifiably been described by experts as historical relics.

The broader area of Pissia and Schinos

At a distance of 15 kilometres from Loutraki, at the picturesque village of Pissia, there is the church ofHagia Paraskevi (St Paraskeve). Very close to the village and on the road that leads to the tavern “Platanos”, there is the small church of Hagios Athanasios (St Athanasius), which was built in the 15th century. In the area of Pissia, in a naturally formed cave, you find the country church of Hagios Georgios(St George), which was used by ascetics, during the Byzantine period.

In the area of Schinos you can visit the church ofMetamorfosi (the Transfiguration). On the road toAlepochori, there is the church of Hagios Vlasios (St Blaise).

The Monasteries on the slopes of the Geraneia Mountains.

Climbing up the road that leads to the slopes of the Geraneia Mountains there is the monastery of Hagios Ioannis o Prodromos (St John the Baptist). Following the same route, you come across the monastery of Hagios (St) Gerasimos. A huge stone cross, 13 metres high, which can be seen from afar, has been placed on the west side of this monastery.

Continuing the same route and at the intersection with the road that leads to the nunnery ofOsios (“the Blessed”) Patapios, the monastery of the Profitis Elias (Prophet Elijah) rises impressively.

At a distance of 14 kilometres away from Loutraki, and at an altitude of 700 metres, you find the monastery ofOsios (“the Blessed”) Patapios which was built in 1952. There, you can visit the cave where the holy shrine ofOsios (“the Blessed”) Patapios (whose relics were found in 1904) is kept. Exceptional Byzantine murals, dedicated to Osios (“the Blessed”) PatapiosOsia Ypomoni (St Patience) and Osios Nikonas (Holy Nikon the Metaniote) are still preserved in the interior of the cave.

Isthmia and its broader area.
In the broader area of Isthmia, it is worth visiting the Cathedral of Hagios Ioannis (St John), the churches of Hagios Nikolaos (St Nicholas), Koimisi tis Theotokou (the Assumption of Virgin Mary), Hagios Demetrios (St Demetrius), the country church of Hagioi Anargiroi (Saints Cosmas and Damian, the Silverless) and others. You can also visit the nunnery of Hagios Charalambos (St Charalampus, the Wonder-Worker), in Kalamaki.

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