In the Peloponnese, just an hour away from Athens by car or suburban rail, Loutraki awaits. Loutro means bath and Loutraki is the oldest bath city in Greece, dating back to antiquity. These days its ultramodern spa is linked to the local casino and the hot springs are a safe bet if you’re looking to freshen up body and soul. . Lively and fashionable, this town on the Gulf of Corinth also boasts a long esplanade with cafes and restaurants, a beautiful beach, pretty squares, palm trees, waterfalls and Belle Epoque-style hotels. Even a day trip is bound to be fun.