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Ermioni

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Country  Greece
Postal code  210 51
Elevation  4 m
Area code  27540
Administrative region  Peloponnese
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration  AP
Local time  Sunday 3:26 PM
Municipality  Ermionida
Regional unit  Argolis
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Website  http://www.ermioni.gov.gr/
Weather  17°C, Wind N at 10 km/h, 48% Humidity

Ermioni (Greek Ερμιόνη, Ancient Greek Hermione Ἑρμιόνη, Ἑρμιών) is a small port town and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece on the Argolid Peninsula. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ermionida, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 168.180 km2. It is a popular tourist resort.

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Map of Ermioni, Greece

Geography

The port town Ermioni is situated in the southeastern part of Argolis, on the coast of the Aegean Sea. It faces the islands of Hydra and Dokos. The municipal unit Ermioni also contains the communities Iliokastro (7 km north of Ermioni) and Thermisia (7 km east of Ermioni). It is 10 km east of Kranidi, 22 km southwest of Galatas and 44 km southeast of Nafplio. Ermioni is connected to Piraeus by ferry.

History

The place has been continuously inhabited, at least since the times of Homer. Long before classical times ancient Hermione was settled by Dryopians. During the classic era it was well known for its shipbuilders and also for the production of porphyra, a very important red dye. This dye was used for the colouring of the uniforms of many armies including that of Alexander the Great. It controlled a wider region named Hermionis. Pausanias described the major temples and buildings, various festivities and sport games of the town. During the Ottoman Era it was still known for ship building and its naval abilities, which played a significant role in the Greek revolution of 1821.

Persons

  • Lasus of Hermione, a Greek poet from the 6th century BC
  • Xenon of Hermione, a tyrant before 229 BC
  • Spyridon Merkouris, former mayor of Athens
  • References

    Ermioni Wikipedia


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