Posts include information about Ermioni, Ermionida and the Argolida region

Epiphany in Ermioni

Epiphany is celebrated annually on 6th January, also known as the Holy Theophany, the 'Yala-Yala' or ta Fota (the lights) it is one of the most sacred and holiest Feast Days on the Greek Orthodox calendar.  According to three of the four gospels, Epiphany celebrates the revelation of God when, during the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist at the River Jordan, the voice of God

Christmas in Greece

The Christmas period in Greece starts on Aghios Nikolaos Day, 6th December, dedicated to Saint Nicholas, a well-known saint who is said to bring gifts to children, lasting until Epiphany, 6th January, when Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist in the River Jordan.  Dating back to AD 354, when the birth of Jesus was declared to be celebrated on 25th December, it h

80th Kalavrita Anniversary

The 'Kalavrita Massacre' was carried out 80 years ago on Monday 13th December 1943.  It was the largest massacre of civilians, not just in Greece, but in Europe during World War II.  Over 500 men and boys of Kalavrita village were marched up to Kappi Hill, and had to watch in horror as the womenfolk of the village, who were locked inside the village school, were engulfed in flames,

Erdogan Visit to Athens

Turkish President Recep Erdogan, arrived on a one-day visit to Athens on Thursday morning 7th December 2023 in the context of the 5th Greece-Turkey High Cooperation Council (HCC) meeting.  On his early arrival at Athens Airport, he first met Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Mansion, then Greek Prime

Robbery of ATM in Ermioni

In the early hours, around 04:00am, of Saturday 2nd December 2023, thieves robbed the National Bank ATM, located just outside the AB supermarket in Ermioni.  Police immediately rushed to the scene, recording the unprecedented event in Ermioni.  According to testimonies of local residents, there was a strong explosion at the ATM and three or four men were seen extracting a large sum of money, making a 'quic

New Monument in Ermioni

A new monument was unveiled to fallen aviator Squadron Leader Michael Papamikhail in Ermioni.  The ceremony was held on Saturday 18th November 2023.  The monument is in memory of the late Squ.Ldr Michael Papamihikhail, born in Ermioni on 12th June 1935, who died on 1st November 1965 in the line of duty, aged 30, whilst servi

50th 'November 17' Anniversary

Members of the public and student groups started gathering at the building of the Athens Polytechnic University in central Athens from Thursday, during a three-day commemoration of the 1973 Student Uprising, which marks its 50-year anniversary this year.  The annual event will be commemorated with a big rally in the city centre on Friday 17th November.  Road traffic will be restricted grad

Taxiarches Day in Ermioni

Taxiarches Day is celebrated as an annual local holiday on the 8th November in Ermioni.  On this day, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast day of the Synaxis* of the Taxiarches and Archangels Michael and Gabriel, including Raphael and other spiritual and heavenly orders.  Following an early morning church service at the 9th century Byzantine Taxiarches Church in Ermioni,

Ermioni Post Office Closure

The Hellenic Post Office in Ermioni will officially close from Monday 23rd October 2023.  There had been rumours of the Ermioni ELTA Post Office branch closure for a couple of years now, but the doors finally closed for business on Friday 20th October 2023, after serving the public of Ermioni and the surrounding areas for over thirty years from this ELTA office branch building.

Ermionida Mayor Re-elected

Following local elections held in Ermionida on Sunday 8th October 2023, with all votes counted, present Mayor Yiannis Georgopoulos (pictured left) was re-elected for a second consecutive 5-year term as the Mayor of Ermionida.  As the founder of 'Mighty Hermione', his New Democracy Party deputies and colleagues made massive steps in mak