Two and a half hours South of Athens airport, one will find ERMIONI. A beautiful undiscovered Greek coastal town, situated in the Ermionida region, Peloponnese, GREECE. A great base from which to discover many places of interest, some which guidebooks do not mention. For the potential investor, there is one of the largest real estate portfolios available, besides many holiday properties to suit all budgets. This affluent region is highly desirable, with property prices remaining stable.
25 March 2012
Independence Day - Hronia Polla!
Independence Day is celebrated on the 25 March and is a major national holiday. It is the celebration of the rebellion against the Ottoman Turks, who had occupied the country for nearly 400 years. Today in Ermioni, the day began with a mass service at the 9th C Byzantine Taxiarches (Archangels) church, in the old village of Ermioni, followed by a tribute at the museum memorial. The final procession was made down to the port of Limania, where speeches were given and the laying of wreaths commenced at the war memorial. The event continued with the playing of the national music and a march/parade past the dignitaries by children and students of Ermioni, who were dressed in national costumes. Finally at the end, traditional dancing took place in the main square. Today was an exceptional day, with beautiful blue skies, and many children taking part.