Posts include information about Ermioni and the Argolida region.

Celebrations and New Lighting

An event to formally celebrate the anniversary of 2,500 years since the battle of Thermopylae and the naval battle of Salamis was held on Wednesday evening at the Naval Cadets Academy in Piraeus, with the leadership of the country attending.  Marianna Vardinoyiannis, honorary president of the “Thermopylae-Salamis 2

Salamis Anniversary

The Battle of Salamis - 480 BC - Today is the 2,500th anniversary of the famous naval battle fought between Greeks and Persians at Salamis.  The Persian King of Kings, Xerxes, had embarked on a military expedition against Hellas, to conquer and subjugate Greece and Europe.

UK 'red-lists' some islands

Seven Greek islands have been added to the list of countries from which travellers must quarantine when entering England to try to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.  Improved access to data means that the British Government can now decide rules on an island-by-island basis depending on Covid-19 infection rates.  From Wednesday 9th September, passengers arriving fro

Poros Yacht Show postponed

This year's East Med Yacht Show has been postponed until May 2021.  The Yacht Show was originally scheduled to take place on Poros from 18th until 20th September.  The announcement was made by the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association (EPEST) the Municipality of Poros and the events Organising Committee.  The announcement stated that the decision to defer the yacht show came after the

Fire at Mycenae

An aerial view shows the extent of Sunday's fire at the treasured archaeological site of Bronze Age Mycenae, one of Greece's most visited complexes.  The citadel and museum reopened to the public on Tuesday 1st September.  The fire didn't cause irreparable damage to the site, which started from nearby grassland, due to the barreness of the area, where the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida had done a systematic

Thermopylae anniversary

The Battle of Thermopylae - 480 BC - Today is the 2,500th anniversary of this memorable battle.  This was the famous battle where King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, together with allied Hellenic city-states, held up the second Persian invasion of Greece, led by King Xerxes, at the narrow pass of Thermopylae.  Most ancient hist

Religious services cancelled

The Greek Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management announced that all activities, including religious services for the 14th/15th August Feast of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a major festival time in Greece, will be cancelled this year.  This emergency measure was necessary due to the enormous number of people who celebrate this major feast day and attend the many festivals associated w

Restrictions on Poros

Strict containment measures are to go into effect on the Argo-Saronic island of Poros from Friday 7th August after thirteen people were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.  The measures include a curfew shutting down all businesses from 11:00 pm unti 07:00 am the following day, a ban on public and private gatherings of any kind involving more than nine people, suspension of farmers'

Scuba diving

Once-stringent scuba diving regulations for Greek waters were recently lifted, eliminating diving depth limits and allowing diving at archaeological sites and sunken ships.  This loosening of restrictions follows the passing of a 2019 bill in Parliament easing scuba diving laws to encourage the return of international tourists to Greece followin

Masks compulsory

Greece will make mask-wearing compulsory at more indoor public spaces to contain the spread of novel coronavirus after a small flair-up of Covid-19 infections in the second half of July, following the country opening up to international visitors.  Health authorities made mask-wearing mandatory for consumers at all supermarkets ten days ago.  Masks must continue to be worn on all public tran