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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...

Fires Rage in Ilia, Villages Evacuated, Reborn Forest Burns Again

A fire that broke out on Sunday afternoon in the Ilia prefecture in Peloponnese is burning woodlands near the villages of Rodina and Kostomera, forcing the Fire Department to ask for inhabitants to evacuate as a precautionary measure. The fires started...

Have You Ever Seen the 'Desert of Greece'? (Video)

Close to Thines Vartholomio in Ilia, the "Desert of Greece" is an oasis like no other you have seen in Greece! You can enjoy a brief fly over of the "desert" spanning about 1,000 acres, boasting natural sand dunes that have accumulated...

Tornadoes Hit Peloponnese, New Rainstorms Cause Damages in Western Greece

Tornadoes destroyed homes and farms in the Ilia prefecture while rainstorms caused damages in western Greece and the Ionian islands late Thursday night. In Ilia, tornadoes tore down houses and destroyed farms, while in some places they were so strong...

University of California Praises Medicinal Qualities of Arcadian Olive

Olive oil from the villages of mountainous Olympia, at the Peloponnese, comes from a special brand of olive known as Horaitiki and has a characteristic bitter taste. A study by the University of California found that the olive oil from...

The King of Morocco's Big Fat Greek Vacation

King Mohammed VI of Morocco and his wife Princess Lalla Salma travelled to Greece and spent about 5 million euros for their 7-day vacation in the Ilia region, on the western coast of Peloponnese. The King of Morocco arrived last Wednesday, accompanied by his wife, two children,...

Greek Man Takes Gold Coins to The Grave

There is a Greek expression that "you cannot take money with you when you die." It usually refers to those who are very stingy in sharing their money with their loved ones when they are getting old. There is a case,...

Manolada Elects First Migrant Mayor in Greece

A migrant from Syria is to be the new mayor in the municipality of Andravida-Kyllini in Ilia, southwestern Greece, which also includes the area of Manolada where an attack on immigrants working in strawberry fields took place a year...

Fatally Injured Man Robbed in Ilia

A 30 year-old man, father of two kids, was found yesterday morning in Ilia in Peloponnese, fatally injured after a motorcycle accident. It was reported that around 5 am on Sunday when the man was returning home after a...

Dead Baby Found in Trash

The news of a dead baby found in the dump of Lechaina, has shocked the local community  of Ilia in Western Greece. The horrible crime was revealed when a rag-man detected the lifeless body of the newborn baby among hills...