Hidden Gems

Include enchanting Ermioni on your Greek island sailing holidays

By Yacht Getaways Team
on  February 03, 2016

There are a few islands that are likely to be on your must-see list when you embark on Greek island sailing holidays, such as Hydra and Aegina. Despite technically being part of the mainland, Ermioni is another destination you will find well worthwhile.

Sailing Greek islands - Picking stopping points

Ermioni is situated on the coast of the Greek mainland but is often referred to as an island town, as it is surrounded on three sides by water. If you are looking for somewhere that is not packed with other tourists but still possesses plenty of Greek charm, then this is the place for you.

Limani is the main port, located on the north of the peninsula. In addition to the plentiful waterside tavernas, there are some delightful walks up to the characterful Ermioni old village. The town museum and Byzantine church are worth a look, and you can stroll up the hill opposite the harbour to enjoy spectacular sunsets.

Mandrakia on the south side is less commercial than Limani but still has plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can while away a few hours. It is a popular spot for the mooring of yachts and also where you will find much of Ermioni’s nightlife.

If you really want to experience some tranquillity, Bisti − to the east − is your best bet. The pine forests are perfect for walking through and there are a number of interesting ruins to explore, including the remains of temples dedicated to Poseidon and Athena.

Ermioni also makes a great base from which to explore plenty of the intriguing archaeological sites nearby, such as Nafplio, Mycenae and ancient Corinth.

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