KRANIDI - Distance from Ermioni: 10 kms/11 mins

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 Aghia Anna and the ruins of the ancient city of Macitos, which also included Kilada and Fourni.  Until the beginning of the 20th century, Kranidi had a large commercial fleet and established trade routes throughout the Mediterranean.  Betweem 1823 and 1824, Kranidi became the interim seat of government in Greece, having played a major role during the Greek War of Independence, before the capital was established at Nafplio, then later transfered to Athens.  It is the birthplace of Emmanuel Repoulis, a Minister in the Venizelos Cabinet, who has had a village festival named in his honour.  The recent name of Kranidi was acquired at the beginning of the 16th century.  Today, modern Kranidi is the commerical and administrative centre of the Ermionida region, with a large variety of shops offering basic traditional craftwork to modern boutiques.

Kranidi has all the other main amenities and in the event of an emergency, there is a 24 hour Regional Health Centre and many English speaking doctors, dentists and vets within the town.  For the fitness enthusiast, there is also a gym.  The Regional Police Station is also located within new premises in the lower part of Kranidi, with Police officers patrolling the surrounding roads, towns and villages.

If you don't have a car, then buses depart from Ermioni to Kranidi in the mornings, Monday to Friday only.  Apart from the early 05:00 departure, buses depart Ermioni approximately 10 minutes before the hour.  The Ermioni bus stop is located opposite the War Memorial, near the Limani harbour waterside kiosk.  Buses then travel to the Ermionida Hotel in Kranidi.    

From Kranidi, K-TEL coaches travel to Epidavros (Ligourio), Isthmia (Corinth Canal) and on to central Athens.  All coaches now depart from the Ermionida Hotel, located opposite the Regional Health Centre, at 05:30 - 11:00 - 14:45 17:30 throughout the week (there is no 05:30 departure on Sunday or public holidays).  The journey to Athens takes approximately 3.3 hours.  Tickets and timetables are available from the Ermionida Hotel reception area.  Tickets for Athens Kifissos InterCity bus station cost 19.40 Euros per person, one way.  K-TEL buses travel to Ermioni at 08:10 - 11:10 - 13:10 - 20:00. Contact K-TEL Argolidas ticket office in Kranidi:  Tel: +30 27540 21218  or 


Ermionida Argolida Peloponnese
37° 22' 45.9552" N, 23° 9' 42.624" E
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