Ermioni is a small fishing town existing on a beautiful peninsula, on the North-Eastern part of Peloponnese. This picturesque village is the home to about 2600 permanent residents and comes with a characteristic island look. The town, which is constructed on the slopes of a hill comes with crystal clear beaches, fantastic nightlife, beautiful houses, paved streets, cafes and taverns, which have been instrumental in reviving the town’s tourism flair. The town’s natural beauty and traditional architecture promise to deliver a peaceful vacation for you or your family.
Getting to Ermioni can be done by either a drive on the 180 Km from Athen or by sea, making it the perfect destination for a one-day escape. You can also visit close islands such as Spetses or Hydra. Apart from spectacular Aegean beauty, this town is also home to a rich history. The name Ermioni was acquired from Hermione, who was the sone of Europs. Europs founded the City of Hermione, which would serve as a trade center before joining forces in the Greek War of independence.
What to do in Ermioni
The number of activities to take part in Ermioni are very limited as the region tends to keep a low family profile in tourism. The only recognized activity you are likely to come across in this region is diving.
- Scuba diving
(Ermioni scuba diving)
Ermioni is home to some of the best unknown diving places in Greece. Found on the coasts of Argolida, these islets and reefs provide you with a great diving experience. Apart from doing a local dive, you can hop on one of the arranged driving trips by Ermioni diving centres to close islands such as Dokos and Hydra.
- Explore the town of Ermioni
Ermioni is a very sunny and lovely destination in the Saronic Gulf, whose tourism has peaked on the recent decades after the construction of summerhouses in the town. The town is a very family-friendly destination due to its closeness to the beaches.
- Wine and Dine
(A Taverna in Ermioni)
Ermioni has an extensive collection of restaurants and tavernas, which serve a rich collection of Mediterranean, style cooked dishes, local beers and wines.
What to eat
Ermioni is host to many restaurants and Tavernas, which serve plenty of local Greek dishes. You will find plenty of food in the Greek cuisine rather than the popularly known Greek salads, Moussaka and Souvlaki. Vegetarians are also well taken care off in this town too.
(Roasted fish served with rice, salad and a slice of lemon)
What to eat: The local Greek Mediterranean food is recognized as one of the healthiest in the world. Most meals here will be infused with extra virgin olive oil with an added slice of lemon. Do not be afraid to squeeze it as you have your grilled octopus.
Added Tip: One rule of the locals – Do not just go by what is on the menu, proceed to ask what is available for the day or head to the kitchen and choose. Some of the spectacular local dishes will often miss on the menu.