Posts include information about Ermioni, Ermionida and the Argolida region

Spetses 'Armata' Bicentenary

On Saturday 10th September 2022 the Argo-Saronic island of Spetses commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Spetses, which occured during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829).  The famous naval battle against the Ottoman fleet took place from 8th to 13th September 1822 and has been recorded as one of the most important events of the Revolution.  The Municipality organ

Smyrna Anniversary

The month of September marks the 100th Anniversary since the 'Smyrna Catastrophe', when Ottoman Greeks and Armenians were forced to flee the cosmopolitan city of Smyrna due to a fire set by Turkish forces led by Mustafa Kemal Pasha.  It was an event of such enormous importance for modern Greece, adding yet another unforgettable and tragic milestone to its long history.  A terrifying blaze, called th

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom's longest serving monarch, died at Barmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.  The Queen died peacefully on Thursday 8th September at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.  The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.  Her son, King Charles III, said the death of his beloved mother was a moment of great sa

New AERO Catamarans

On Monday 8th August 2022, Hellenic Seaways started operating three newly built catamarans on their Saronic Gulf routes.  These will connect Piraeus with the nearby islands of Aegina and Agistri as well as Poros, Hydra, Spetses and mainland Ermioni and Porto Heli.  Attica Group, which serves the routes through its subsidiary, Hellenic Seaways, paid 21 million euros for the three Norwegia

Ukraine War Awards in Ermioni

On Friday evening 5th August 2022, the Municipality of Ermionida took a pioneering and commendable initiative.  An event was held at the Mandrakia waterfront in Ermioni where honarary

Invasion Anniversary

As Cyprus and Greece mark the anniversary of the Turkish invasion of 20th July 1974, many people are highlighting the uncanny parallels with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  The Greek and Cypriot communities question why Turkey got off nearly scot-free after its invasion while Russia is being hit with tough sanctions from the rest of the world.  The universal appeal of defending one's own people from

Wildfires near Kranidi

The Amanzoe luxury hotel near Kranidi was evacuated on the evening of Monday 4th July after certain areas of the resort were damaged by a large wildfire that broke out in the nearby forest area of Korakia, and the strong winds brought it towards the hotel.  Around forty people, both visitors and employees, who were evacuated from the hotel were initially trapped at the beach area of the hotel complex.  

Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of Constantinople occured on Tuesday 29th May 1453, after a 53 day seige which began on 6th April by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II.  Constantinople was representing the failing Byzantine Em

Mask Wearing Relaxed

On Wednesday 18th May 2022 the Greek Health Minister announced that obligatory mask wearing in most areas will be suspended from Wednesday 1st June until Thursday 15th September 2022.  Masks will no longer be odligatory in all transport with numbered seats on airplanes, trains, KTEL Inter-City buses and all retail stores, including supermarkets.  Masks will continue to be obligatory in all healthcare faci

Greek Superstitions

On Friday 13th May 2022, let us remind ourselves how superstitious many Greeks still are.  Traditionally, Greek people already feared 'Tuesday the 13th' as a day of vast misfortune, however, Western culture has heavily influenced the country with movies, TV and the internet which has brought 'Friday the 13th' to the forefront as well.  Not forgeting that 'Black Friday' has now become a fixture in the G