Posts include information about Ermioni, Ermionida and the Argolida region

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

New Covid-Free Measures

From Friday 16th July 2021, new rules for the hospitality and entertainment sectors, including restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs, will start to apply throughout all of Greece.  Government officials have warned that inspections will be frequent and strict in order to ensure compliance with the new measures.  Violation of the new rules carries stiff fines and penalties that escalate for repeat offenders an

Obligatory Covid Vaccination

New key measures were announced by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at an extraordinary live TV briefing on Monday evening 12th July 2021, including an obligatory Covid-19 vaccination for public and private hospital workers, and an entry ban for unvaccinated people in indoor spaces.  It is aimed at those aged over 60 and to young people to get vaccinated against the global pandemic as measures aimed at

UK Restrictions Ease

The UK government announced today that fully-vaccinated visitors returning from Greece will no longer have to quarantine when they return home from 19th July 2021.  At present, travellers arriving from a country on the amber list are required to self-isolate on arrival.  UK residents who are fully vaccinated through the UK vaccine rollout only, will no longer have to isolate when they return to Great Brit

Greece win Euro 2004

Greece won the Euro 2004 Championship on this day, Sunday 4th July 2004, in one of the greatest shocks in the history of European football.  Unfancied Greece, to the surprise of most people, beat the hosts Portugal 1-0 in the final held in Lisbon.  A team expected to fail in the group stages, Greece defeated three top-seeded teams on the way to lifting the cup, Portugal with Cris

Mask wearing rules eased

'We can see you smile again!'  The government announced that as of Thursday 24th June, face masks are no longer mandatory in outdoor public spaces.  The decision comes following a steady decline in the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  However, the wearing of a face mask is still required at all indoor public spaces, including public transport.  It was also announced that from Monday

Acropolis Museum Anniversary

The Acropolis Museum in Athens will celebrate its 12th Anniversary on Sunday 20th June since it first opened its doors to the public in 2009.  To mark this special occasion, the museum will open on Sunday from 08:00 until 20:00 with a reduced entry fee of 5 Euros per person to all exhibition areas.  Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the new thematic presentation of