«Superb studio in wonderful location with friendly and welcoming hosts.
Before we left for our fortnight in Ermioni, Nikos and Yota (the owners) sent us masses of appetite whetting background information about Ermioni and the surrounding area, as well as directions by road from Athens airport. When we arrived Yota met us at the port and showed us the way up the hill to the Sea Urchin Studio and also looked after us magnificently, regularly presenting us with a range of sweet treats during our stay. The studio is ideally situated in a peaceful location at the top of the hill, 10-15 minutes walk through the narrow winding streets of old Ermioni to the port, which is really the centre of the village. The view from our balcony over the village and the bay beyond was stupendous! Most mornings we would watch the sun rise over the bay and then go for an early morning jog round the shore that runs along both sides of the peninsula and around Bisti – the wooded park beyond the village at the peninsula’s tip (sometimes stopping briefly for a swim) before having breakfast at one of the many places to eat in the port, watching fishermen selling their catch. Ermioni is quiet yet lively, a bit off the tourist track with a real sense of community (don’t miss the local market on Thursday mornings!) There is lots to visit in the surrounding area too, including numerous beaches, caves – including the Cave of Franchthi, which housed the oldest human settlement in the world (23,000BC), the impressive Katafyki Gorge, Epidavros with its 2,500 year old theatre and also the islands of Poros, Hydra, and Spetses. Apart from the balcony, the studio is well equipped with a 3 hob cooker and oven – no microwave – which is adequate for basic holiday cooking, and the old fashioned ceiling fan helped to keep us cool (there is also air conditioning, which we did not use).»
Visitor from EdiNburgh, scotland