Emergencies

As a visitor to Ermioni, we hope you have an enjoyable time.  However, for some, there may be a more serious occasion where you may require medical attention.  We recommend you take out medical insurance cover during your stay, prior to travelling. 
 
MEDICAL:
 
For everyday minor ailments, a visit to one of the three local pharmacies may be all that is required.  They are all situated on the Limani side: one next to the Piraeus bank, one on the corner on the way to the Health Centre, and one next to the El Puerto cafe bar. They have highly trained pharmacists that speak English and will give you expert advice.  Medicines and drugs can be bought over the counter at a reasonable price.  Usually, they are all open during the week, but at the weekends only one will be open on a rota system.
 
Should the need arise for a more serious condition, then a visit to the Ermioni Health Centre, 27540 31224 or 6944 422559 is a must. The Health Centre is situated in a building behind the Port Police station, where you will find a good English speaking doctor. The Health Centre is only open Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 13:00.  See the plan of Ermioni below, in the picture gallery, for location.  Other doctors are available in Ermioni, but by private appointments only, and you will be charged.
 
Should the Ermioni Health Centre be closed, then in the neighbouring town of Kranidi, 10 kms from Ermioni, there is a 24 hour Regional Health Centre (left) Tel: 27540 22222 or 6932 646424 with English speaking doctors on duty at all times. There is a standard 5 Euros cover charge for all patients. See plan of Kranidi, in picture gallery, for location.  If further treatment is necessary then the nearest hospitals are at Nafplio, 78kms from Ermioni, and Argos, 89kms from Ermioni. 
 
Please note: There is only one ambulance on duty for the whole Ermionida Region, so it's much quicker to drive there, or take a taxi.
 
DENTAL:
 
Although there are a couple of dentists in Ermioni, we can personally highly recommend two dentists in Kranidi, who both speak English. See plan of Kranidi below for locations.  Fotis in Kranidi 27540 23425 or 6977 946554.  Maria in Kranidi 27540 22500.
 
POLICE:
 
Due to very little crime in the town, there are no police officers on duty in Ermioni.  The regional police station is situated in the centre of Kranidi, Tel: 27540 21210.  English spoken.  Additional police from Kranidi are usually requested for large events in Ermioni, like the annual 'Swim & Run' weekend, or the annual festival at the Monastery of Agioi Anargyroi, on the outskirts of Ermioni, where thousands of pilgrims attend on the last day of June.  Local issues and traffic disputes are usually dealt with by the Port Police.
 
PORT POLICE:
 
The office of the Hellenic Coast Guard (Port Police) is situated in front of the Ermioni Health Centre, to the left of the entrance to the weekly market area.  Their presence is always visible at the port of Limani, when the passenger boats arrive.  By Greek law, they have to check on all arrivals and departures at the Limani port, to deal with any illegal imigrants and any surprise invasion force.  The Port Police are the main point of contact for any tourist issues.  English spoken.  Contact details for Port Police: Tel:  27540 31243 Fax: 27540 33133   Email: ermioni.hcg@gr
 
 
National emergency numbers:
 
Police 100
Tourist Police 171
Hospital 1434 or 1535
Ambulance 166
Fire brigade 199
Doctors sos 1016
 
Athens International Airport  210 353 0000
International Operator  11889
Directory enquiries  11888
 
 
ERMIONIDA MUNICIPALITY:
 
The Municipality of Ermionida (Town Hall - Dimos) is located in Kranidi and covers the whole Ermionida area including Ermioni, Kranidi, Porto Heli and Kilada.  Local and government issues can be directed to this office.
Tel: 27543 60000 and 27543 60021     Fax: 27540 23668     Email: www.dimosermionidas.gr

 

VETS:  contacts in Argolida (Argolis) area:

Ermioni - Porto Heli - Kranidi area:   Yorgos - Tel: 27540 22348 - Mob: 6946 413 865

Kranidi - Porto Heli - Ermioni area:   Nikos - Mob: 6977 585 596

Ligourio - Epidavros area:   Kaikilia (Kelli) - Tel: 27530 22929 - Mob: 6979 449 263

Nafplio area:   Dimitra - Tel: 27520 22965 - Mob: 6981 487 615

Argos area:   Haris and Eleni - Tel: 27510 25333 - Mob: 6944 381 892

Most pharmacies have animal medicine available that you can buy over the counter.

Picture Gallery
Location of Health Centre and pharmacies in Ermioni The 24-hr Regional Health Centre in Kranidi - top centre Ermioni pharmacy 1 - located next to the Piraeus bank Ermioni pharmacy 1 Ermioni pharmacy 2 - located close to the Health Centre Ermioni pharmacy 2 Ermioni pharmacy 3 - located next to the El Puerto cafe-bar Ermioni pharmacy 3 Hellenic Coast Guard (Port Police) building in Ermioni Ermioni Health Centre open Monday-Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Private doctors are available - two blocks behind Pops car-hire Regional Health Centre (open 24 hours) in Kranidi In the absence of an ambulance - we'll get you there On some occassions the first-aid dressing doesn't look that good Young police cadets in training for special operations The port police - Hellenic Coast Guard at your service