Introduction & General Information

The seaside town of Ermioni Greece is on the south-eastern part of the Peloponnese. Its independence in many aspects, such as the fact of hosting its own municipality, has gained it the title of the island town. The typical tranquillity of small islands is also reflected by Ermioni, in spite of being part of a large terrain. This obviously also caused it to be considered an island town as well.

However, many people have seen this tranquillity in combination to the beautiful beaches, the interest sites, and the friendly atmosphere that characterizes Ermioni and come every year to spend a day, a weekend, or their entire holidays. However, the quietness of the place does not mean it does not count on good nightlife or amusing activities.

In fact, Ermioni is known for its lively celebrations. Although most of them are related to religious subjects, usually these occasions are characterized by traditional eating and dancing, as well as by listening to native music, just like in the rest of Greece.

When it comes to this subject, the area of Mandrakia on the south is the liveliest. It counts on traditional cafes and nice taverns where the best fresh fish and octopus can be enjoyed. These are usually accompanied by a bottle of good wine or by ouzo. Regarding the places of interest in Ermioni, there is a road coming from Mandrakia that leads to the ancient hill of Pronos. This hill offers a great view over the old shipwreck of Dokos, the island of Hydra and the plain.

Another interesting site to see in the area is Franchthi Cave, which is thought to be the longest recorded inhabited cave in Greece. Regarding the beaches, those at the Bisti area are the most popular.

However, the portions of sand around areas like Sendoni, Kouverta, Dardiza, Petrothalassa, Agios. Dimitrios, and also the coasts of Plepi and Thermissia constitute great locations where to swim and sunbathe. These, are just some examples of the many attributes that make of Ermioni a great holiday resort for all ages.

The chapel of Agia Ermioni is found on this hill. Its style follows the traditional canons and was erected on the foundations of a temple dedicated to the goddess Hera, a fact that repeats over many Christian buildings on Greece.