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Old Xenia Complex in Loutra

The emblematic complex of Loutra. This was the site of the first thermal bath facilities in Greece, a hydrotherapy center was built here in 1836 on the initiative of Queen Amalia. In 1871 Ernst Ziller designed additions to the northern part of the complex. Pentelic marble was used in the original building, which stands out to this day. King Otto and Queen Amalia visited the sanatorium in the summer, and they had their royal room. In 1960 the new hydrotherapy center was built to the left of the original complex. There are two thermal springs, the Kakavos spring (containing iodine, bromide, and sodium chloride, 52°C) and the spring of Agii (the Saints) Anargiri (saline, 38°C). The water of the two springs flows together a few meters before the sea, ending in a free natural spa with an intermediate temperature that is enjoyed by visitors daily. Today Xenia belongs to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF, also known as TAIPED), and efforts are being made to sell and reuse th

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Altitude (in meters) : 16
Time Reference : 1836
Access : RoadRoad
Accessible : NormallyNormally
Duration of Visit : 20 minutes

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