The picturesque small town of Ermioni, just 2 hours by car or by ferry from Athens and Piraeus, has evolved into a major tourist destination, offering modern amenities while maintaining its traditional character and natural beauty.
This cosmopolitan “gathering place ” of the Peloponnese has it all: Beaches with clear waters, surrounded by the blessed landscape of the Mediterranean Sea. Luxurious atmosphere, with tasteful villas and famous luxury resorts. Marinas for sailing boats views of Spetses which is just a breath away, fresh fish and interesting nightlife. Porto Cheli is a luxury destination for those initiated into the pleasures of the dolce vita.
Built amphitheatrically on pine-covered hills, Kranidi is the capital of the municipality of Ermionida since 1841, and remained as its administrative centre until after the liberation of Greece. Discover the fairytale beauty of this historic town. Neoclassical houses, narrow streets, stone paddocks with flowers and neat windmills with coloured roofs.
The valley (Koilada) is a small beautiful fishing village, on the coast of the Argolic Gulf, a short distance from Kranidi and close to Ermioni. It has a large fishing port which is the main source of income for the area. Most of the village’s inhabitants are professional fishermen. They are also involved in shipping, building wooden fishing and tourist boats in their two shipyards, supplying almost all of Greece.
Didyma is a small town in the south of the prefecture of Argolis near Kranidi, built at the foot of the mountain Didyma. The cultivation of olives and the production of olive oil are important occupations for the locals. Livestock farming and the production of dairy products also employ many of the people of the area.
Built on the plateau of Eileon and at an altitude of 160 meters, Iliokastro probably took its name from its vineyards, which produced very sweet wine. It was formerly known as Karakatsi, which means black eyebrow in Turkish. It is located about 7 km north of Ermioni.
The community of Fournoi, or the ‘little Paris’ of the prefecture, as it is considered by its almost 400 permanent residents, surprises the visitor with its island aspect and its colourful houses with well-tended gardens.
Thermisia is a place that has not been substantialy altered by tourism and is ideal for family holidays, escapes in nature and more. It is located about 7 km east of the town of Ermioni.