My little town : Loutraki, Greece

Loutraki Greece
Loutraki Greece
 
 
Twenty seven years ago we arrived in Loutraki, previously we had lived ten years in Korinth which was very nice but had a terrible lack of  water flowing from the taps.
 
This made life in an apartment with two young children a trial indeed.
The rare times that the water was running, usually in the middle of the night, everyone was up and filling whatever could hold water: the bath, large saucepans and the never ending plastic water bottles.
 
  We envied the people in the nearby town of Loutraki for their copious, never-ending water supply gushing from their taps at any time of day or night.
It didn't take  long for us to decide to move there, we acquired a plot of land, rented a sweet but damp little house and  started building the house that was to become  our home.


Our House Loutraki
Our house in Loutraki
   

          The spa town of Loutraki(which actually means"little Bath") is situated on the coast of mainland Greece about an hour's drive from Athens.
 
This makes it handy for us visiting the capital but is also very handy for the Athenians to arrive in droves for their summer holidays, usually staying from mid-June,when the schools close, to mid-September when they open again.
 
It does become extremely crowded, luckily we are on the outskirts of the town, much quieter.




Loutraki beach
A very busy Loutraki beach
 
 
A wonderful place for holiday makers with plenty of hotels for all pockets including two first class 5 star establishments, the hotel "Poseidon Resort" and the" Club Hotel Casino" which adjoins the Loutraki casino, one of the largest in Europe.

Club Hotel Casino Loutraki
Club Hotel Casino Loutraki


Have a look at Club Hotel Loutraki  HERE


Poseidon Resort Loutraki
Poseidon Resort Loutraki




Have a look at the Poseidon Resort HERE
Lots of water sports, beaches, tourist shops, tavernas and a great night life.
I prefer a calmer life...put it down to age! and keep to the quieter beaches, within walking or cycling distance of home.
 
The beach is my passion , I manage to go there every day, even if it means getting up at the crack of dawn to get all my chores, housework, laundry etc finished beforehand.
 
 
Me and my trusty bicycle
My trusty bicycle
 
 
 
Loutraki beach
My spot on Loutraki beach
 
 
Another thing I love is walking around Loutraki with my two and a half year old Granddaughter Melina.
Our favourite excursion is going to the harbour to look at the fishing boats and say hello to the friendly fishermen who are always pleased to see us.
Then; if we have time a visit to the park.
 

Loutraki park
Loutraki park 
Loutraki harbour
Loutraki harbour


 
Loutraki fishermen
Lunch with Loutraki fishermen



Melina is usually given a tasty piece of their snack!
 
 
By Loutraki harbour
Down by Loutraki harbour
 
 
When not wandering around the harbour I can be found at either of the two street markets, one held on a Wednesday and one on a Saturday.
 So much fresh fruit and veg,free-range eggs, honey, olive oil, home-made wine...what to buy first!
 
For these visits I have a wonderful shopping trolley that I bought in France,,,they have the "creme de la creme" of shopping trolleys...it does get some envious looks!
 
 
Loutraki street market
Loutraki street market
 
 
 It is a beautiful place to live, the sea on one side and the Gerania mountains on the other where the views from up there are breath-taking.
We are very lucky to live here.
 



Edem taverna Loutraki
Edem taverna Loutraki
 
At the Edem Taverna


Loutraki bay
View over Loutraki bay from Edem taverna
 
The beautiful view of the bay of Loutraki from the Edem Taverna.
 


Loutraki bay
Enjoying the view over Loutraki bay

 


Loutraki waterfalls (Kataraktes)
Loutraki waterfalls (Kataraktes)



Loutraki waterfalls
Loutraki waterfalls with Grandpa
 
Melina with Grandpa, in Loutraki near the waterfalls.
 
 
Visit Loutraki here  http://www.visitloutraki.com/
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Love the photo of the empty beach.
    Love the photo of the empty road
    Hilary

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  2. Well done, Sue, lovely pics and info . Can't wait for your next installment, Tina

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