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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 many different historical sites, culture and beauty to tourists looking for a spectacular trip in Greece;There are many reasons why this region of Greece is one...

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...

Extensive Damage As Storm "Penelope" Sweeps Greece

The isle of Corfu, Karpenisi, Agrinio, Tripoli and Nafpaktos and many other areas in western and central Greece suffered severe damage this week from storm "Penelope". The weather system, which has lashed Greece since Sunday, brought heavy rain and high winds to...

Wildfire Threatens Villages in Western Peloponnese (video)

According to the Greek fire brigade, a fire burst on Friday morning around the area of Spiantza, near the city of Pyrgos in Peloponnese's Ilia region. The adverse weather conditions due to the strong winds caused by the Mediterranean cyclone...

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Greece's Western Peloponnese

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale shook parts of Messinia and Ilia regions in western Peloponnese, at around 13:20 p.m. local time on Thursday. According to preliminary assessments by the Athens National Observatory's Geo-dynamic Institute, the earthquake's epicenter...

East Attica Fires Among Deadliest in Europe this Century

The wildfires in the eastern seaside suburbs of Athens that claimed 84 lives so far are among the deadliest in Europe this century, an AFP report says. Specifically, in June 2017 in Portugal, 64 people lost their lives and 250...

Greek Police Arrest Two Men for Arson in the Peloponnese

Hellenic Police (EL.AS) on Monday arrested two men on arson charges in connection with a series of fires in Ilia, in the Peloponnese, during the weekend. The two men are Greek, aged 31 and 29 respectively, and police believe they...