Ermioni (or Hermioni) is a small town amphitheatrically built around a bay. Located in the Saronic Gulf, Ermioni is a mainland town just opposite the island of Hydra. Although it is only 3 hours drive from Athens and 2 hours by hydrofoil, it remains a calm holiday destination even in high season.
Due to its central location, Ermioni is a great base for excursions in the surrounding region. Porto Heli is only 15 min drive, while at a distance of one hour you can visit Epidaurus, Nafplion and Methana. From Ermioni there are daily hydrofoils to Hydra, while from Costa (Porto Heli) there are local boats for Spetses.
Greek Ferries to Ermioni
There are daily ferries (hydrofoils) from Piraeus to Ermioni and the trip is about 2 hours. These hydrofoils connect Ermioni to the islands of Poros, Hydra and Spetses. In general, ferries from Ermioni go to: Piraeus, Hydra, Poros, Porto Heli and Spetses.
From Metohi, a small port close to Ermioni, there are local boats and taxi boats to Hydra. You can leave the car in Metohi and take the boat to Hydra.