Kranidi

KRANIDI - Distance from Ermioni: 10 kms/11 mins

Kranidi is the largest town within the Ermionida region and is the capital of the municipality.  It is built between the pine-covered slopes of Aghia Anna and the ruins of the ancient city of Macitos, which also included Kilada and Fourni.  Until the beginning of the 20th century, Kranidi had a large commercial fleet and established trade routes throughout the Mediterranean.  Betweem 1823 and 1824, Kranidi became the interim seat of government in Greece, having played a major role during the Greek War of Independence, before the capital was established at Nafplio, then later transfered to Athens.  It is also the birthplace of Emmanuel Repoulis, a Minister in the Venizelos Cabinet, who has had a village festival named in his honour.  The recent name of Kranidi was acquired at the beginning of the 16th century.  Today modern Kranidi is the commerical and administrative centre of the Ermionida region, with a large variety of shops offering basic traditional craftwork to modern boutiques.

Kranidi has all the other main amenities and in the event of an emergency, there is a 24 hour Regional Health Centre and many English speaking doctors and dentists within the town.  For the fitness enthusiast, there is also a gym.  If you don't have a car, then buses depart from Ermioni to Kranidi in the mornings, Monday to Friday only.  The Ermioni bus stop is located opposite the War Memorial, near the Limani harbour waterside kiosk.  Last bus from Kranidi to Ermioni departs at 13:10.

From Kranidi, K-TEL coaches travel to Epidavros (Ligourio), Isthmia (Corinth Canal) and on to central Athens.  All coaches now depart from the Ermionida Hotel, located opposite the Regional Health Centre, at 05:30 - 11:00 - 14:45 17:30 throughout the week (there is no 05:30 departure on Sunday or public holidays).  The coach journey to Athens takes approximately 3.25 hours. Tickets and timetables are available from the Ermionida hotel reception area.  Tickets for Athens cost 19.40 Euros per person, one way.  K-TEL buses also travel to Ermioni at 08:10 - 11:10 - 13:10.  Contact K-TEL ticket office in Kranidi:  Tel: 0030 27540 21218  or  www.ktel-argolidas.gr  

Location

Kranidi
Ermionida Argolida Peloponnese
Greece
37° 22' 45.9552" N, 23° 9' 42.624" E
Picture Gallery
Kranidi town centre - Ermionida Kranidi town centre fountain - Ermionida Kranidi monument park - Ermionida Kranidi monument park - Ermionida Kranidi - Ermionida Hotel - KTEL bus stop Kranidi Regional Health Centre - Ermionida Kranidi shopping centre - Ermionida Kranidi village shops - Ermionida Kranidi village shops - Ermionida Kranidi old village centre - Ermionida Kranidi old village taverna - Ermionida Kranidi old village - Ermionida Kranidi old village - Ermionida Kranidi old village - Ermionida