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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...

Coronavirus: Greece Closes Schools, Theaters, Cinemas in Achaea, Zante and Elis

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday evening that emergency preventative measures will be taken in three counties in the West of the country amid Covid19 coronavirus fears. More specifically, the regional units of Achaea, Zakynthos (Zante) and Elis (Ilia) will be...

Choosy Migrants Turn Down Free Accommodations at Greek Monastery (video)

A group of migrants on Thursday refused free accommodations in a monastery in western Greece which had been offered to them by the authorities in an effort to relieve the crowding at the migrant camps on the Greek islands. Dozens...

Greek Monastery Set to Become Refugee Camp

An abandoned monastery in Western Greece is about to become an accommodation facility for refugees from Syria, local media reported on Wednesday. The monastery is located in a mountainous region on the border between the regions of Achaea and Elis...

Son's Car Rolls, Killing Father

A tragic accident took place the night of Aug. 25 in the village of Avgio, in the region of Amaliada, in northwestern Elis, West Greece where police said a car flipped over, killing a man whose son was driving. Police...

Big Fires in Crete and Elis

On June 19, at 13.35 a fire broke out in a greenhouse at Makrimaliana, near the beach of Kokkinos Pyrgos in the Mesara Plain, an illuvial plain in southern Crete. Winds of Beaufort force 6 were blowing in the...

Russians Flood Western Greece

Western Greece is dynamically entering the tourist season with a growing number of Russian visitors who fly to Araxos Airport or travel by cruise. But except for holidays, Russians are visiting Western Greece in order to invest mainly in...

More Arrivals at Araxos Airport in 2013

In May 2013, a rise in arrivals at the Araxos Airport was noted compared to May 2012. Araxos Airport is a civilian airport located near Cape Araxos in the Achaea prefecture and serves the city of Patras, as well...

Russians Boost Tourism in Elis

For one more year Araxos Airport is expected to receive thousands of Russian visitors who wish to spend their holidays near the beaches of the Elis or Ilia region in the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula. According to local...