Posts also include information about Ermioni and the Argolida region

The President in Ermioni

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was in Ermioni on Sunday 12th September to attend the annual 'Marianna Vardinoyannis Culture Awards' 

Argolida Curfew

Argolida in the Peloponnese and Evrytania in central Greece have become the latest regional units to have restrictions imposed on them by the civil protection authorities.  This mini-lockdown will go into effect from 06:00 on Friday 10th September and will be reviewed on 24th September depending on the course of coronavirus cases.  All movement in these regional units will be banned between

'Acropolis Rally of Gods!'

The Acropolis Rally is back!  The special event starts on Thursday 9th September 2021 and finishes on Sunday 12th September.  Prior to the start, special traffic measures were put in place since Tuesday to prepare the Special Route and the Farewell Ceremony for the late composer Mikis Theodorakis at the Athens Metropolitan Cathederal.  On Thursday morning, the areas around the Acropolis and

Mikis Theodorakis 1925-2021

Mikis TheodorakisGreek composer died today, aged 96.  His musical works ranged from rousing songs based on major Greek poetic works, many of which have remained left-wing anthems for decades, to symphonies and film scores.  Theodorakis composed perhaps the most recognizable Greek mus

Health Care 'Exodus'

The mandatory Covid-19 vaccination of all health care workers expires today, Wednesday 1st September 2021*.  The Health Ministry is preparing for an imminent 'exodus' of staff due to the suspensions that will ensue with a wide array of preemptive measures to fill the gaps and to ensure that services are fully operational.  These measures include a reshuffle of healthcare workers within hospitals, mergers o

Photographic Exhibition

The 11th annual Photographic Exhibition and Competition was held in Ermioni from 17th to 21st August 2021.  Organised by the Ermioni Active Citizens Initiative group, the exhibition was a huge success and attended by local and regional residents.  The annual competition had 127 exeptionally creative entries submitted from all over Greece, which visiting guests to the five-evening exhibition were able to admire

Dormition of Panaghia

The 15th of August is celebrated in commemoration of the Virgin Mary, or Panaghia.  It is one of the most important dates in the Greek Orthodox Christian calendar, known as the 'Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos'.  It is a national and religious holiday that marks the 'falling asleep' repose or kimisis of Panaghia, Mother of Jesus Christ.  The Virgin Mary is referred to in Greece as

Heatwave & Wildfires

The heatwave that's been gripping Greece since last week broke the country's highest ever temperature on Monday 2nd August 2021.  The town of Makrakomi in Greece's Phthiotis region in the Eastern part of the Greek mainland was the hottest place not only in Greece on Monday, but in the whole of Europe as well.  The meteorological station of the National Observatory of Athens recorded 46.3 degrees Celsius (115.3

'Cine Syggros' in Ermioni

Ermioni hosted the first open-air cinema showing since the coronavirus lockdowns began in mid-March 2020.  After listening to various suggestions, the Mayor of Ermionida, Giannis Georgopoulos and his associates, came up with the plan to revive the showing of outdoor films to young and old cinema lovers at the Syggrou Cultural Centre in Ermioni.  The idea was to put into practice, with help

Amanzoe in Ermionida

The Amanzoe hotel resort in Ermionida, located between Kranidi and Porto Heli, has been listed as one of the Top Ten Luxury Beach Resorts in Europe.  Two other beach resorts are also located in Greece, the Romanos on the mainland and the Daios Cove, in Crete.  All three are included in the Luxury Travel Expert's selection of Europe's most fabulous beach resorts where the lucky and wealt