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Top Five Destinations in the Peloponnese

More and more travelers are discovering the gems of the Greek mainland, and most of all, the beautiful destinations of the Peloponnese. So what are the top five destinations travelers are flocking to in the southern Greek peninsula? Monemvasia, The Oldest...

10 Reasons to Visit the Peloponnese Region of Greece This Summer

Located at just about a 1-hour drive from Athens, the Peloponnese region offers a plethora of historical sites, culture, and beauty to tourists looking for a spectacular trip in Greece; there are many reasons why this region of Greece...

Odontotos: Greece’s Amazing Cog Railway of the Peloponnese

The "Odontotos" railway in Greece, one of the few surviving cog railways in Europe, travels across the country and over and through its spectacular mountains. People in many mountainous countries in Europe and beyond are used to cog, or "rack,"...

Lousios Gorge: A Hike in Arcadia, Peloponnese

Lousios Gorge has been inhabited for centuries in Greece, mainly by hermits and monks who lived in caves. Two monasteries located near the gorge remain open to visitors: Philosophou and Prodromo. The historian Pausanias described Lousios Gorge as the place...

Historic Dimitsana, The Pride of the Peloponnese in Greece

Dimitsana is a delightful medieval village, located in Arcadia, the Peloponnese in southern Greece, just three hours by car from Athens. The picturesque village is at an altitude of 1000 meters (3,280 feet) which means it can see a fair...

Vacation in Greece: Where to Visit in Argolis, Peloponnese

Located at just under a two-hour drive from Athens, the Argolis peninsula in the Peloponnese region offers many different historical sites, culture and beauty to tourists looking for a spectacular vacation in Greece. The first stop on a trip to...

Greece Fires Continue in Peloponnese; 287,049 Acres Burned in 2021

Hundreds of firefighters continued their efforts to put out scattered fires that burn in Arcadia and in Eastern Mani, southern Peloponnese.

Archaeologists Discover Eight Ancient Graves in Western Peloponnese

According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, archaeologists excavating a site in Ilia, a region in the western Peloponnese, recently discovered eight ancient graves spanning from the second to the fourth century BC. The eight tombs discovered during digs in...

Suspected ISIS Member in Peloponnese was Refugee on Lesvos in 2017

A man who had come on a boat to Greece from Turkey in 2017, claiming political asylum from the nation of Tajikistan, was brought before the appellate prosecutor of Nafplio by officers from Greece's Special Suppression Counter-Terrorism Unit (EKAM)...

Huge Whale Spotted off Mani, Peloponnese in Rare Sighting

A whale was spotted off the coast of the town of Gerolimenas in Mani, Peloponnese on Friday. The rare sighting of what was reportedly a sperm whale was pictured by passengers on board a yacht, just a few nautical miles...

Large Wildfire in the Peloponnese Forces Evacuation of Villages

At least three villages were evacuated on Wednesday near the village of Kechries in the municipality of Corinth as a large wildfire has approached houses. Authorities are also concerned because the fire is raging close to a military depot in...

Pregnant Somali Migrant at Hotel in Peloponnese Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A 28-year-old pregnant woman from Somalia who is being housed at a hotel in the area of Kranidi in Argolis on Greece's Peloponnesian peninsula, has been found to be positive for the coronavirus. Greece's Migration and Asylum Ministry sent a...

Cargo Ship Adrift off Peloponnese as Storm ''Hephaestion'' Sweeps Across Southern Greece

A large cargo ship flying the flag of the Marshall Islands has been drifting and completely unable to maneuver off Cape Maleas in the southeastern Peloponnese since Monday morning. The ship, which is carrying a load of iron, had left...

One Dead After Fire Breaks Out in Krestena, West Peloponnese

A man died near the town of Krestena in Western Peloponnese in Greece on Friday afternoon, after a large fire broke out in the area. The unfortunate 57-year-old man from the village of Kalithea, near Krestena, was attempting to help...

Discover The Hidden Natural Wonders of Nemouta in the Peloponnese

Waterfall along the Erymanthos River near Nemouta The village of Nemouta is located on the western side of the Peloponnesian Peninsula, in the prefecture of Elis, part of the region of western Greece. Its waterfalls and forests will remind you of...