Λουτρά Ωραίας Ελένης: Η ιστορία

Τα Λουτρά Ελένης (επίσης: Λουτρά Ωραίας Ελένης) είναι ένα χωριό του Νομού Κορινθίας στην Ελλάδα με 915 κατοίκους (Απογραφή 2001). Βρίσκεται στην ακτή του Σαρωνικού κόλπου, περίπου 10 χλμ νοτιοανατολικά της Κορίνθου. Είναι μέρος της κοινότητας Γαλατάκι μέσα στο δημοτικό διαμέρισμα του Σαρωνικού και βρίσκεται στην Ελληνική Εθνική Οδό 70 μεταξύ Κορίνθου και Επιδαύρου.

Τα Λουτρά Ωραίας Ελένης έχουν εξελιχθεί σε ένα μεγάλο τουριστικό κέντρο, λόγω των όμορφων παραλιών τους. Κατά την αρχαιότητα, τα Λουτρά της Ελένης ήταν το λιμάνι της Κώμης «Σολυγείας», όπου σύμφωνα με την παράδοση ελούζονταν η Ελένη, βασίλισσα της Σπάρτης, όπως μας μεταφέρει ο περίφημος περιηγητής Παυσανίας. Στο σημερινό χωριό Γαλατάκι βρέθηκε ο βωμός και τα ίχνη του υδραγωγείου της πόλης «Σολυγείας». Στο νότιο τμήμα του αρχαίου λιμανιού της Κορίνθου, Κεχριές βρίσκεται επίσης η πηγή του ιαματικού νερού.

Τι να δείτε

Ancient Corinth was one of the most important cities of ancient Greece. It was to this megalopolis where the Apostle Paul came, worked and established a thriving church, subsequently sending two of his epistles, now part of the New Testament. You can visit the Agora and one of the most outstanding monuments of pre–Roman period, the temple of Apollo. Then you can continue the tour from Athens to visit one of the most famous vineries of NEMEA. Greece may well possess first place in the hierarchy of countries known for their tradition in viticulture. Not only is this due to Greeks producing wine since the Neolithic Age – 4000 B.C. – but also to the fact that wine has long been adored, praised and chanted in the name of god Dionysus.

Nowadays, Greek wine production, abiding by tradition but invigorated by modem technology, offers a wide variety of fine wines. NEMEA is one of the most popular vineyards in Greece. you may visit the state of the art winery facilities where you will learn everything for the production of Greek quality red wine and then you can proceed to the underground cellars with more than 1000 French oak barriques. Finally you can taste some of the best wines of the domain.

  • Short stop at Corinth Canal
  • Guided tour of Ancient Corinth
  • Visit Ancient Agora and pre Roman temple of Apollo
  • Nemea Vineyard

Που να φάτε

Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, grains and bread, wine, fish, and various meats, including lamb, poultry, rabbit and pork. Also important are olives, cheese, eggplant (aubergine), zucchini (courgette), and yogurt. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, grains and bread, wine, fish, and various meats, including lamb, poultry, rabbit and pork. Also important are olives, cheese, eggplant (aubergine), zucchini (courgette), and yogurt.

Greek cuisine has a long tradition and its flavors change with the season and its geography. Greek cookery, historically a forerunner of Western cuisine, spread its culinary influence – via ancient Rome – throughout Europe and beyond. It has influences from the different people’s cuisine the Greeks have interacted with over the centuries, as evidenced by several types of sweets and cooked foods.