The “Greek Riviera” started as a small village.
Portoheli (also written as Portokheli or Portocheli) is a small village in the region of Ermionida, Greece. The village is built by the sea. The small gulf and the peninsula that exist protect the area from the roughness of the Aegean sea. The land is also dry, with low humidity levels and relatively poor vegetation. This was the base for a local economy depending on fishing and shipping, unlike other areas in Peloponnese that depended on farming. The presence of many sailors and fishermen was also proven by the archaeological findings in the area of Hermionida.
Today this small village has become an attraction for high class individuals, as well as tourists. Famous actors, musicians, entrepreneurs, football players and all kinds of famous individuals visit the area to have a few moments of relaxation. The name “Greek Riviera” given to the area by worldwide travel magazines and media is no coincidence. The Mediterranean climate and the wonderful sunsets are on their own the top reason for someone to visit the village and the greater area of Hermionida.