This bustling town, built on a peninsula, seems to be a latecomer to tourism. The north side of the peninsula, known as Limania, provides the harbour and all the facilities you would expect of a small town, including chemists, excellent bakeries, banks with ATM’s and various general stores. There’s even a small hypermarket within walking distance.
South of the peninsula, known as Mandrakia, where you can also moor, is a paved sea front with a cluster of bars that open until well in to the night, if trade dictates, though it seems supply sometimes considerably outstrips demand.
It’s just a few minutes walk between Limania and Mandrakia, though if you don’t like hills you might want to stroll a few minutes towards the end of the peninsula first.
There are a number of restaurants and if you fancy a little exercise, some pleasant walks to the end of the peninsula where there are also places to swim, though no beaches. If you can plan you visit accordingly, there’s an interesting market every Thursday morning, selling everything from local produce to clothing.
All in all, it’s a place I never long to visit, yet always provides a very pleasant stop (and I don’t think it’s just the attraction of the bakeries though I wouldn’t miss my Ermioni pie for anything)!
The town may soon change, with plans afoot for a 120 boat marina taking yachts up to 65m. Building is due to start in 2013 with opening early in 2014, which sounds an ambitious schedule even in less harsh financial times. Time will tell.