As you leave Platanias and drive on to the west, the road forks off to the left at the centre of Gerani village and, after about 3 kms, brings you to Loutraki, a village with a history going back to 1500 AD at least. The road leading into the village is lined with huge eucalyptus trees but, in fact, the whole village, stretching from the road all the way to the hill top, is also covered in greenery- orange trees, olive trees, eucalyptus trees and many other specimens of the local flora.
The lower part of the village near the country road is the more traditional one while the houses near the top of the hill are more modern but also retaining the traditional style of the village. Many of these houses belong to Europeans who have chosen Loutraki as the best place for them to settle down in.
On 15th August every year the very active local Cultural Club holds a grand feast and celebration with delicious food, music and dancing till the early morning hours.