Posts include information about Ermioni, Ermionida and the Argolida region

World Animal Day

4th October 2021 marks the annual World Animal Day, an international day of action for the rights and welfare of animals that is celebrated in Greece and all around the world.  The day is also the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals in Western Christianity.  The Greek Parliament approved a new law on pet ownership in September, which P

Stray Animal Shelter

The Mayor of Ermionida has given approval for project 'Philodimos II' which allows for the construction, installation and equipment of a shelter for stray animals of the Municipality of Ermionida.  With a total budget of 372,000 euros, the project envisages the placement of a shelter for stray animals on a plot of land owned by the Municipality of Ermionida called Diskouri, an old landfill si

The 'Spartathlon'

Spartathlon ultra-distance foot race has been held annually, starting on the last Friday of September, since 1983.  The race traces the original footsteps of Pheidippides, the Athenian runner who ran this distance in 490 BC to a

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 the 1st October depending on the course of coronavirus cases.  All movement in these regional units will be banned betwee

'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