The end of the headland is a pine-covered idyll with fantastic sea views and an important archaeological site. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk around it to admire the white mill (1790), the ruins of the ancient temples of Athena and Poseidon (6th century BC), what remains of the cyclopean walls, and the remnants of the ancient dye workshops.
Ermioni’s coastal neighbourhood, designated a protected monument, stands out for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife against a backdrop of glamorous yachts and picturesque fishing boats. From here, it is worth climbing to the top of Prona Hill to enjoy the view of the plain of Ermioni, the island of Hydra, and the neighbouring islet of Dokos.
The Monastery of the Holy Unmercenaries
Built on the ruins of the ancient temple of Asclepius, this historic 14th-century monastery boasts exceptional 17th-century frescoes of the Cretan school and some remarkable Byzantine icons. It is also well-known for its mineral springs and library.
Ermioni Toy Museum
This unusual museum takes visitors on a magical journey into the history of Greek childhood. The collection’s artefacts, some handmade, date from 1900 to 1960. Of particular interest are clay copies of ancient playthings, tin toys, puppets, musical instruments, and Karagiozis shadow theatre figures.
The Historical and Folklore Museum
Housed in the historic 18th-century stone mansion of the Economou family, this museum provides fascinating information about the city’s role in the 1821 Greek War of Independence. The Third National Assembly of 1827 was held here, while busts of local chieftains who fought for Greece’s emancipation stand in its garden.
Steep rocks, lush vegetation, caves, and the historic Church of Saint Nicholas (1740) make this a landscape of unique beauty. The gorge, accessed via an old stone bridge, is full of pine trees and natural springs, and leads to the village of Fourni. According to legend, the opening in the middle of one rock on the west side was the entrance to the underworld.