Posts include information about Ermioni and the Argolida region.

2nd Lockdown Extended

The Greek Government has announced that the 2nd Nationwide Lockdown restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 will be extended until Thursday 7th January 2021*.  The lockdown extension was expected as the number of new infections remains steadily at 2,000 to 3,000 cases and the deaths are around 100 every day, despite the second, stricter lockdown that began on 7th November

Archaeological Museum in Ermioni

There was an online discussion held today for plans to create an Archaeological Museum in Ermionida.  The teleconference was attended by the Greek Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni, President of the MV Vardinogiannis Foundation, Marianna Vardinogianni, Mayor of Ermionida, Ioannis Georgopoulos and the Curator of Antiquities of Argolida, Alkistis Papadimitriou.  In 2018, the previous Municipal Council of Ermioni had

2nd Nationwide Lockdown

A second nationwide lockdown will start from Saturday 7th November, until 7th January 2021.  The nationwide lockdown was announced on Thursday to initially last for three weeks to help contain a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, its second this year, after a sharp increase in infections this week.

The 'Milos' in Ermioni

It has been officially announced that the Milos (Windmill) on Krothi Hill, which overlooks the whole of Ermioni, will reopen in the near future as a 'refreshment room'.  The announcement was made by the new Mayor of Ermionida, Ioannis Georgopoulos, from the regional office in Kranidi.  The last Mayor of Ermioni, Anargyros Lembesis, said "The cube was thrown, the Milos will reopen and we will drink our coffee up there, in

2nd phase Covid-19 restrictions

Following recent record daily spikes of Coronavirus cases throughout Greece and Europe, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced new measures to combat Covid-19 for one m

OXI Day - 80th Anniversary

This year’s OXI Day (pronounsed Ohi) anniversary marks 80 years since Greece rejected an ultimatum by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1940 to allow passage of Italian troops into Greece will be held without military and student parades, while ceremonies and the laying of wreaths will be held with a limited number of people for rea

Royal holiday cancelled

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands have returned home after just one day in their private villa in Porto Heli.  They headed off to the Greek sun on Friday but returned on Saturday evening 17th October.  The royal family flew out on a government plane but were immediately criticised for going on holiday when a new partial lockdown was introduced and the Dutch population was ad

'Pomegranate Ermioni' from Greece

An important development for the famous historic pomegranates of Ermioni, they have now acquired a Protected Designation of Origin.  The European Commission approved the application for registration for 'Pomegranate Ermioni' from Greece, in the register of protected designations of origin (PDO).  The 'Pomegranate of Ermioni' is a fruit that has been grown and cultivated for thousands of years in

Celebrations and New Lighting

An event to formally celebrate the anniversary of 2,500 years since the famous 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, a resident of Ermioni and honorary president of

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.