Posts include information about Ermioni, Ermionida and the Argolida region

Greek General Election

On Sunday 21st May 2023, Greeks went to vote to elect their next government that would lead them for the next 4 years.  Around 9.8 million voters were registered to elect the next Greek parliament.  With most results in, the ruling New Democracy party was on course for a resounding lead of nearly 21%.  The ND cons

Cohen on Hydra

Leonard Cohen returns to his beloved Greek island of Hydra.  A new TV series about the late singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen is being filmed on the island, named 'So Long Marianne' after one of Cohen's songs about his partner on Hydra.  Cohen had a second home on the picturesque island where he would spend many summer

Coronation of Charles III

The coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms took place on Saturday 6th May 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London.

Pets Allowed On Sites

On Thursday 27th April 2023, The Greek Culture Ministry announced that pets will soon be allowed into more than 120 archaeological sites across the whole of Greece.  This decision, unanimously approved by the powerful Central Archaeological Council, will relax current rules which only allow guide dogs for disabled visitors into archaeological sites at present.  The Greek Culture Minister, Lina Mend

Greek Orthodox Easter

This year, the Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday falls on Sunday 16th April.  Easter in Greece is the most celebrated festival throughout the whole year, commemorating not only the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also considered to mark the passing of Winter to Spring.  In Greece, Easter is known as Paskha*, the Greek word for 'passover', which is celebrated with an entire w

Greek Palm Sunday

The Greek Orthodox Palm Sunday this year fell on Sunday 9th April 2023.  Palm Sunday (Kyriaki Ton Vaion) was celebrated here as the Western Latin World celebrated their Easter Sunday.  To all Christians, Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, following his miracle of raisi

World Stray Animal Day

Tuesday 4th April 2023 celebrates the 'World Stray Animal Day'.  To celebrate this annual event, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens will allow free entry to people who bring their dogs to their exhibition on Sunday 2nd April, between 11:00am and 2:00pm.  In addition to the Modern Love exhibition on display, visitors will be welcome to see assorted puppie

New Ermioni Holiday

On Sunday 12th March 2023 Ermioni celebrated their first new local holiday.  This new local holiday celebrates the Hellenic 3rd National Assembly that was held in Ermioni/Kastri* between January and March 1827.  The annual anniversary had been establish

Tragedy at Tempe

At 11:20pm on Tuesday 28th February 2023, two trains collided that were on the same track in the Vale of Tempe, near Larissa.  One was an InterCity Express carrying over 350 people from Athens to Thessaloniki, which collided head-on with a goods train travelling in the opposite direction to Larissa.  Many of the passengers on the Express train were young students returning north from cel

'Apokries' Carnival

Sunday 26th February 2023 is the highlight of the Carnival period throughout Greece.  Starting twenty days before, Carnival is an annual celebration dedicated to the worship of Dionysus, the ancient god of wine, intoxication, fun and fertility.  Carnival became popular in Greece during the Venetian period in the 13th to 18th centuries, with a strong Venetian i