Dardiza Boutique Hotel - Location
Dardiza is located 175 kilometers away from Athens accessible by car, and 3,5 km. from Ermioni, which is a small town developed in the recent decades and is a lovely family destination with many beaches at a close distance. Ermioni is located on the southeastern coast of Argolis, 85 km southeast of Nafplion, at an altitude of 5 meters. It belongs to the Province of Ermionis, as the name implies. It is a coastal town with 2,505 inhabitants. Ermioni is also accessible by sea, as there are daily dolphins from Piraeus port. Dardiza's location serves as a good base for sightseeing excursions in the region, as many sights are found in short drive. Such places are Porto Heli, Epidaurus and Nafplion, while the islands of Hydra and Spetses are only a short ferry ride away.
It is surrounded by the sea and its unique structure gives the impression of an island. Ermioni exists for many centuries as it has been inhabited since 3000 B.C. Its shores were rich in shells that were used to produce porfira (the dark red color used in coloring).
A walk in Bisti, the pineforest peninsula at the east side, on the edge of the town. Several temples were built in Bisti and in all Historical periods it was surrounded by walls, ruins of which can be seen until today. Bisti is an ideal place for walking. During summer months, you can swim in one of the small beaches with crystal clear waters that surrounds it. Don't forget to visit the other side of Ermioni, called Madrakia with cafes, clubs and restaurants. You can visit the Toys Museum, the Folklore museum, the Taxiarches church which was built on the walls of an ancient temple and Aghioi Anargiroi monastery (6 km) which is a brilliant sample of Byzantine architecture.
Isle of Hydra
The island of Hydra is suitable for one-day excursions, as there are daily routes to and from the island from Ermioni. You can get to know the history of the island from its Museums, its beauty from its picturesque structure, the beautiful beaches it has, as well as the picturesque taverns and cafes located in the harbor and the picturesque alleys.
Isle of Spetses
Spetses is a historic island near the Argolic peninsula, right at the entrance of the Argolic Gulf, 1.5 miles from Ermionida and 50 miles from Piraeus. You can go from the port of Costa where it is about 20 minutes from our hotel for one-day excursions. You can walk from Ntapia to the old harbor, or rent a bike or bicycle to explore the surrounding area and the island's beaches.
Porto Heli or Portoheli is a seaside village and homonymous bay of Argolida. It is located in the south of the prefecture, 85 km from Nafplion, built in a natural harbor beside the ruins of the ancient state of Fishermen. In Porto Heli there are beautiful beaches, taverns and cafes and it is at a distance of 20 km from our hotel.
Isle of Poros
Poros is an island of the Saronic Gulf. Its ancient name was Calabria. It is a short distance from the Peloponnese coast and the opposite village of Galatas. It is well-known, among other things, for the great lemon grove on the above coast, while it is popular as a place of small escapes from Athens, due to its short distance from Piraeus.
Nafplio or Anapli is the city of Peloponnese, the capital of Argolida's Regional Unity, headquarters of the Nafplio municipality and the main port of the eastern Peloponnese. It is one of the most picturesque cities in the country and was the capital of the Greek state during the period 1828 - 1833. It has been characterized as a traditional settlement. Nafplio is well-known for Bourtzi, a small fort built on an island in the harbor, Palamidi, a Venetian fortress that dominates the city, Acronafplia (Turks, Ic-Kale), a Venetian fortress on the homonymous peninsula, and as the place of murder of John Kapodistrias. Nafplio is 73 km away from our hotel or 1 hour by car. You can visit its historic squares, the National Gallery Departement of Nafplio and several museums such as War, Archaeological and Chaplet museum.