When entered the pool area at Spa from Club Hotel Casino Loutraki I immediately thought at the scene from Billions series movie, when Wendy Rhoades steps naked into financial diabolic genius Bobby’s Axelrod private pool, joining him in an extremely powerful confrontation of pride, mental domination and sharpened dialogue from the eyes.
Being one of the top casinos from Europe, the vibes of hazard, gambling and desire to win are imperceptible embracing the hotel and beautiful resort, and the Spa is configured and designed accordingly. Luxurious, with wide spaces, huge blue inside pools and Jacuzzis, covered with arched dark blue ceilings marked with silver stars. Power and luxury are here, together in a mix that creates a hedonistic relaxation and a glamour which spoils and excites, between the long white, heavy curtains. It’s rather a tranquility that slashes the senses than a Zen, classical Spa silence. I found it very interesting and somewhat provocative.
The big inside pool is perfect for swimming and, after 3 laps in the oasis of luxury, I relaxed my muscles in the Jacuzzi, under the chromo therapy effect of colored lights. My recommendation for a Spa treatment is the Body Scrub & Wrap, cocooned with a hydrating lotion enriched with beeswax, olive oil and jasmine and finished by a relaxing massage with almond oil leaving your skin feeling silky soft.
Head west from Athens airport towards the Peloponnese; you will reach Club Hotel Casino Loutraki in less than an hour’s drive, lying at the outskirts of the cosmopolitan Spa town of Loutraki, next to the famous Corinth canal and close to the archaeological sites of Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus.
The hotel rooms are very comfortable and spacious and the view to the sea is spectacular, I admired both sunset and sunrise, enjoying at maximum the sun show over the sky and sea. Really breathtaking.
Photo credits: personal archive Ruxandra Chiurtu, Club Hotel Casino Loutraki