Ermioni is a picturesque little town right next to the piney cape of Bisti, at the further end of the Argolic peninsula. It offers the ideal type of holidays, a combination of an island’s serenity and wild nightlife. The sea that surrounds it forms, on the north, the port and main commercial centre of the town, and, on the south, Mandrakia. The all-green edge of the peninsula at the outskirts of the town, the renowned Bisti (i.e. tail), is definitely worth a visit; besides its whitewashed mill, its great view, its crystal blue waters, it also has to present invaluable archaeological treasures, such as the old castle of the town and the remains of the temples of Athena and Poseidon.
Ermioni can be reached by car in about 3 hours from Athens, but there are also frequent hydrofoils from Piraeus that reach the town in 2 hours. These hydrofoils also connect Ermioni to the Saronic islands of Poros, Hydra and Spetses. At a distance of 20 km from Ermioni is the cosmopolitan town of Porto Heli. Also the archaeological sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae, the lovely town of Nafplion and the spa town of Methana are recommended for daily excursions.