Discovering Ermioni on a Greece Sailing Holiday
The Peloponnese is a region of southern Greece, a former peninsula that boasts some of the nation’s most historic sites and some of its most picturesque stretches of coastline. Its small town of Ermioni certainly encapsulates this.
Although just two and a half hours from Athens, Ermioni is worlds away when it comes to its scenery, architecture and atmosphere. The town juts out into the sea, surrounded on three sides by water, making it the perfect stop on a Greece sailing tour. This position also gives Ermioni an intimate feel in keeping with some of Greece’s most tiny islands.
Thanks to this, Ermioni has been protected from the redevelopment forced upon its neighbours and has managed to retain a real sense of traditional Greece. The harbour is lined with a mixture of shops, cafes and tavernas perfectly positioned to cater to both the local and tourist crowds; weekend visitors can also get caught up in the bustling Saturday market. Those after a little more action should travel to the other side of Ermioni’s headland to Mandraki, where the summer nights see a lively nightlife and bars and clubs that are open until dawn.
The town itself is a beautiful sight to behold, with a maze of small cobbled streets and old houses to explore. However, what really makes Ermioni stand out from the crowd is its hillside views and natural beauty. From the Bisti pine forest to pebbled bathing coves and cosy beaches, it is little wonder that the spot draws a constant flow of tourists and it is a must-see on any Greece sailing itinerary!