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.
26 August 2012
The annual festival of St Peter and St Paul at Iliokastro
St Peter and St Paul
The blessing of bread
Start of the procession
Blessings by the priests
On the 28 June, in the mountainous village of Iliokastro, which is 9 kms from Ermioni, one can enjoy the annual festival of St Peter and St Paul, which takes place in the evening in the local village square. The local villages gather, people from the surrounding towns visit, all to enjoy this beautiful religious occasion. Following the church service, there is a procession by everyone attending around the village, accompanied by a brass band. After the procession, the people return to the church for the final blessings and the giving out of blessed bread, and enjoy drinks, all made by the local people. The small street is lined with market stalls, tavernas are filled with music, singing and dancing takes place and it is an evening to enjoy the cultural religious event with the local community.