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Prefecture: Argolis
Province: Ermioni (capital)

37.377/37°22'40' N lat.
23.124/23°9'31' E long
Population: (2001)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank



Argolic and the Saronic Gulfs
92 m(centre)
about 300 to 400 m
Postal code: 213 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-27540 (030-27540)-2
Municipal code: 0409
Car designation: AP
3-letter abbreviation: KRN Kranidi
Address of administration: 11 Melina Merkouri St.
Kranidi 213 00

Kranidi or Kranidhi (Greek, Modern: Κρανίδι, Ancient/Katharevousa: -on), older forms Kranidio, Kranidion and Kranidhion is a town located in the southern part of Argolis in the Peloponnese, Greece. Kranidi is also the provincial capital of Ermioni. The origin of the name comes from the word Koronida while sometime it comes from Kranaos which means "rocky trough". It is linked by a road linking Lygourio and Porto Cheli. It is located SE of Argos and Nafplio, about 50 km S of Lygourio, SW of Troizina and Ermioni and N of Kranidi.


Much of the area are rocky and forested. The hill which are covered with bushes are not as far as 800 m from the town. The rocky landscapes are to the west and east and arouind Kranidi. Bushes and some forests lie to the northeast.


  • Radio Kranidi, Kranidi's radio station

Nearest places


Historical population

Year Population Change Municipal population
1981 3,949 - -
1991 3,959 up .025% 8,973


Kranidi has schools, lyceums, a gymnasia, a churches, banks, a police station, a water tower, a post office, a library, a virtual museum, a junior soccer team, and a square (plateia). The main streets includes Melina Merkouri Street

External links

Northwest: Assini North: Epidavros
West: Argolic Gulf
Kranidi East: Ermioni and Troizina
South: Argolic Gulf/Saronic Gulf