Posts include up-to-date information about Ermioni and the Argolida region.

French frigate L'Hermione

The sailing ship L'Hermione is a 12-pounder Concorde class frigate built in Rochefort, France. She is a reproduction of the 1779 L'Hermione which achieved fame by taking Gilbert Motier, General Marquis de LaFayette to Boston in America, in 1780, on a top secret mission.

Hellenic Seaplanes in Greece

The Greek government has given the go-ahead for seaplane companies to start 'Connecting Greece'.

Greek Independence Day - 25th March

Greek Independence Day is a national holiday throughout Greece, and is celebrated annually in Greece, on 25th March.  This day commemorates the start of the Greek War of Independence, which took place in 1821, as Greece had been part of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 400 years.

Pool licences in Greece

Over the last couple of years, the Greek government has been collecting taxes and fines where they can.  Swimming pool fines have been the perfect opportunity to collate taxes.  Many people have bought stunning villas with pools, however, some might not be aware that to have a pool today, one needs to have the correct licence.

The role of a Notary in Greece

The buying process of buying your dream house involves the work of a ‘Notary’.  This is the only way you can legally purchase your holiday/second home.  In short, it is a contract that is drawn up and authorised by a public notary, who comes within the jurisdiction of the Hellenic Ministry of Justice and refers to the Public Prosecutor Au

New Ligourio bypass

The new Ligourio bypass has now been fully completed, which makes travelling by road from Emioni to Nafplio much easier and quicker.  Any visitors now driving from Ermioni to Nafplio/Tiryns/Argos/Mycenae, will have the opportunity to bypass the small town of Ligourio by using this new road.

A look back at events in Ermioni . . .

As another year comes to an end, one will reflect back and realize that it has been a very difficult time for all, the islands, the mainland, the whole country has been affected by the economic recession crisis and the question is when will it all end?

Annual Pomegranate Festival in Ermioni

The last weekend of October, sees the port of Limani, here in Ermioni celebrate the Annual Pomegranate Festival, which welcomes many local people and visitors from afar. Friday evening commences with an exhibition at the Sygrou cultural centre.  Saturday afternoon starts with a cycle trek to the Gorge of Katafyki, which passes a Pomegranate plantation en-route.

'NERAIDA' - The floating museum visits Ermioni

Another piece of history in Ermioni.  I suppose living here, one is lucky to appreciate the history associated with this vessel.  The 'Neraida' was built in Italy in 1939, under the name of 'Laurana', and during the Second World War

Buying in Greece

If you are thinking of buying a home in Greece, whether for permanent living or as a holiday home, or as an investment with view of renting to holiday makers, then you might wish to consider renting first, before making a purchase.  You could consider renting in the chosen area, followed by renting on an island, or a vil