Posts include information about Ermioni and the Argolida region.

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

'Welcome back'

Greece welcomes back international visitors to its regional airports from Wednesday 1 July 2020.  A total of 235 flights from abroad are scheduled to land at the various regional airports as borders re-open to foreign visitors from specific countries.  It will be the lowest volume of flights in decades, but it's a start.  With the exception of the United Kingdom and Sweden, two count

Open for Tourism

Starting today, Monday 15th June, Greece is opening its borders to mass tourism in stages, hoping its success in containing the Covis-19 pandemic will attract visitors from abroad.  The country is prepared for a huge drop in visitors from last year's 33 million.  The Greek Prime Minister said "A lot will depend on whether people feel comfortable to travel and whether we can project Greece as a safe des

Till then, Stay safe

Greece is slowly coming back to 'normal'.  Although we shall not see 'normal' for quite some time, if at all, the country is trying to come out of its Coronavirus lockdown state, both for its people and for visiting tourists.  Greece has done exeptionally well in controlling the Covid-19 virus since the beginning of March 2020, the Hellenic people took the global pandemic seriously, so the country is now able to offer tour

Coronavirus in Ermionida

Greece has been very fortunate in dealing with the Covid-19 global pandemic.  The number of cases and fatalities have been low compared to other Mediterranean countries like Italy and Spain.  The Greek Government acted very quickly in 'locking-down' the country and the people reacted positively to the situation which helped to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

Olympic flame in Sparta

Hollywood action star Gerard Butler, who portrayed King Leonidas in the 2006 blockbuster film '300', visited Sparta in mid-March 2020 to take part in the forthcoming 2,500 year anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Thermopylae.  Butler combined his visit to the city by also running as a torchbearer for the Tokyo 2020

All Festivals cancelled in Ermioni

One can reflect back on the previous years and realise that it has been a very difficult time for all people living in Greece, the mainland and the islands.

Eleftheria and Yiannis' Ermioni concert

Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Yiannis Kotsiras appeared at the Ermioni football arena for a concert on Saturday 17th August 2019.  The performance was wonderful with duets as well as personal favourites from these two great artists.  There was also a 20 minute encore from the two, once they had finished their normal performace with a standing audience dancing to 'Dinata! Dinata!'  

Nana Mouskouri in Ermioni

Nana Mouskouri was at the Ermioni Town Hall on Saturday evening 20th July 2019 to collect a prestigious award for her life-long services to the Arts.  The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoilos, was due to be there, but was absent due to a serious earthquake in Athens the previous afternoon.

Greek Independence Day - 25th March

Greek Independence Day is a national holiday throughout Greece and is celebrated in Greece on 25th March. This day commemorates the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, as Greece had been occupied by the Ottoman Empire for nearly 400 years.