Posts include information about Ermioni, Ermionida and the Argolida region

50th Anniversary of Invasion

Cyprus and Greece mark the 50th anniversary of the barbaric Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20th July 1974, with many people 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 sanctions from the rest of the world.  The universal appeal of defending o

Seaplanes in Ermionida

On Tuesday 2nd July 2024, Greek Water Airports (GWA) announced the signing of an agreement for the creation of two waterdrones, in Alexandroupoli and on the island of Samothrace.  The GWA company had already provided the licensing of the first waterdrome in Kassandra, on the Halkidiki peninsula, and has already completed the approval of waterdromes in Ermioni and Porto Heli

Wildfire on Hydra

On Friday 21st June 2024, around 22:45, a fire was started on the nearby island of Hydra, when fireworks were launched from a private luxury yacht towards the island.  People on the yacht tried to put the fire out without sucess, then called the Fire Brigade and sailed away.  Five local firefighters sailed to the burning 300 acres of Hydra's only pine-forest on a coastguar

Wildfires near Ermioni

A wildfire spread towards Dardiza, near Ermioni, on Wednesday 19th June 2024.  Firefighters tackled the blaze with the help of two small water-bombing aircraft and two water-dropping helicopters.  The two aircraft were seen and heard circling Ermioni's Kapari Bay all afternoon and evening, before flying over and dropping water over the blazing fires at Dardiza.  Strong winds

Early 2024 Heatwave

Greece will endure a 3-day heatwave starting Tuesday 11th June 2024, with temperatures exceeding 40°C, also warning of of a high wildfire risk, placed at a very high level.  Meteorologists had warned that temperatures could hit 43°C before falling at the weekend.  Heat waves are not rare in Greece, but they traditionally appear in July and August, the June heatwaves are particularly unusual, at

Olympiakos Euro-Champions

Olympiakos, made history on Wednesday 29th May 2024 by becoming the first Greek club to win a European trophy.  The most popular football team in Greece beat the Italian team Fiorentina 1-0, in the 116th minute of extra time, in the UEFA Conference League Final played in Athens

International Museum Day

Ermioni celebrated International Museum Day on Saturday 18th May 2024 at an event held at the Ermioni Toy Museum between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.  The Toy Museum, which is housed in the Michael Papavasiliou Cultural Centre, was also celebrating its 11th anniversary when it first opened in 2013.  The evening was dedicated to the museum and its role in education by the Municipality and the Community of Ermioni, wi

Saint George's Day

Saint George (Aghios Georgios) is usually celebrated annually on 23rd April, however, this year the Saint will be celebrated on Easter Monday 6th May 2024.  This is because the Orthodox Easter falls after 23rd April this year, so in Greece the Saint will be celebrated on Easter Monday instead.  When celebrations coinside within the G

Philhellenism (Byron) Day

On Friday 19th April 2024, Greece celebrates 'Philhellenism Day', in recognition to all the foreigners who love Greece and Greek culture.  This annual celebration was originally called 'Byron Day', as this day is the bicentenary of the death of the English romantic poet and Philhellene Lord George Gordon Byron, who died defending the Greek stronghold of Missolonghi from the Ottoman Turks on

Olympic Flame Ceremony

The torch for the Paris 2024 Olympics was lit by the high priestess in the official ceremony at ancient Olympia on Tuesday 16th April 2024.  The high priestess usually uses a parabolic mirror and the sun's rays to ignite the torch at the birthplace of Olympic Games in Greece.  The traditional ceremony marks the start of a torch relay that will end in Paris for the start of the Games on 26th July.&nbsp