Ermionida is situated in the Argolida region of the Peloponnese, in mainland Greece. It is rich in historical and cultural heritage, with picturesque traditional small villages and towns. Among them, Porto Cheli, Ermioni, Kilada and Kranidi.
Porto Heli is a modern coastal town and a well established resort for both local and international visitors, as many people have summer homes within the area. It offers many options for water sports, sandy beaches and nightlife. Due to the beautiful climate with plenty of sunshine and light winds, the bay is ideal for all kinds of water activities. It is an area of great natural beauty, especially along the coastline with its numerous sheltered coves and crystal clear water.
Kranidi is the largest town within the Ermionida region and is the capital of the municipality. It is built between the pine-covered slopes of Agia Anna and the ruins of the ancient city of Macitos, which also included Kilada and Fourni. The former is a picturesque traditional fishing village in the Ermionida region with traditional shipbuilding and fishing boat construction yards. The boatyards still make and repair traditional wooden fishing boats, as well as maintaining modern luxury yachts for the residing yachting community.
Ermioni is a beautiful coastal town; here one can enjoy leisurely walks at any time of the day, as there is plenty of shade from the sun. Also, you can swim in the clear blue sea from the rocky coves along the southern side of the Bisti, which overlook the islands of Dokos and Hydra. The sea surrounds the town from three sides, giving the feeling of being on an island, but without the possibility of being stranded in adverse weather conditions.
The Caves of Frachti is a mysterious place, where you will find one of the top routes in Greece. It consists of some huge caves above the sea, but if you penetrate through the enormous caverns to the last chamber, a steep slab 25m high allows you to climb out into the entrance.
Kallianos Diving Center was founded in 1990 on Kapari, a small island measuring 10 acres just two miles from the town of Hermione. The center has operated for almost 20 years putting customer service and safety first, and is one of the longest-running diving centers in Greece, and perhaps the only one located on a small island in the entire world.
Porto-Heli Scuba Club is based in Porto Heli, 180 km south of Athens, on the shores of the beautiful Argosaronic Gulf. Our dive base is located just a short drive from PortoHeli where the warm, crystalline waters offer exceptional visibility with a wide range of marine flora and fauna.