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Ermioni

Ermioni
Ερμιόνη
Ermioni is located in Greece
Ermioni
Coordinates:
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Argolis
Municipality Ermionida
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 4,099
Community
 • Population 3062
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 210 51
Area code(s) 27540
Vehicle registration AP
Website http://www.ermioni.gov.gr/

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.[2] It is a popular tourist resort.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Historical population 3
  • Persons 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6
  • See also 7

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.[3] 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 Turkish Era it was still known for ship building and its naval abilities, which played a significant role in the Greek revolution of 1821.

Historical population

Year Municipal district Municipality
1981 2,458 -
1991 2,334 4,392
2001 - 4,554
2011 3,062 4,099

Persons

References

  1. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ Herodotus. Histories, viii. 43.

External links

  • www.Ermioni.com Ermioni Town Website
  • Photos of Ermioni
  • Hermione
  • Photo of Ermioni Beach - Petrothalassa

See also

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