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 'blessing of horses' at the Monastery of Agioi Anargyroi
Following the end of the all night mass for the hundreds of pilgrims on June 30, the morning of July 1, is celebrated with the festival of 'blessing of horses' which is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years, well before the age of the car. Horse owners from around the region descend upon the monastery, late morning, then take their horses through the gates which lead into a charming large courtyard. Within this courtyard, most of the owners and their horses are blessed by the visiting priest. After the blessings, the riders make their way back to Ermioni, or Kranidi for a final gathering and celebration.