Ermioni village, the Peloponnese, Greece: the
The Peloponnese may be Greece's mythical heart, but a holiday here is not all about the ancients
Ignore the islands, turn left at Athens and make the journey that defeated Nero across the dramatic
Corinth canal, for it is in the Peloponnese that you will find staggering landscapes, soaring mountains and
the mythical heart of Greece. Fill your lungs with the scent of olives, oranges, cypresses and history. The
cast of ancient characters is a classicist’s dream – Clytemnestra’s murderous welcome of Agamemnon
returning home to Mycenae from the Trojan War; Nestor’s Palace at Pylos, from which Odysseus’s son set
out in search of his father; the inspiration for the river Styx and the entrance to Hades. And you don’t have
to own a well-thumbed Thucydides to feel a thrill driving through the once-mighty city states of Corinth and
But it’s not all about the ancients: the Peloponnese today is an un spoilt patchwork of dizzying mountains,
deep gorges, green valleys and wild flower meadows.
Address: Ermioni 21051, Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece
Nearby locations: Nafplio town, Hydra island, Spetses Island, Poros island, Mycenae archaeological site,
Tiryns, Epidavros ancient theater, Corinth canal.
A bit further: Mystras & Sparta, Monemvasia, Olympia, Taigetos & Parnon mountains, Mani peninsular
Where we are: Athens airport to Ermioni
Driving time from the airport to Ermioni is 2 ½ hours. The first part is on the new motorway. The second part is through the mountains
and pine tree forests. On the way to Ermioni you'll meet the Corinth Canal and the historical site of Epidavros.
The alternative route is from Patras port. Driving time is again about 2 ½ hours.
Finally, from Piraeus Port, the hydrofoils to Ermioni would take approximately 2 hours via Poros and Hydra islands.
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“The Tree House sits atop a hill offering beautiful views of the sea and surrounding hills… The quality of the light is
remarkable; and the sea a deep blue that is barely believable… We existed in a bubble of pleasure all the time we were
there… We hope to return…” visitor from UK - June 2013