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The Pyramid-like Peak of Mount Taygetus in Greece

The pyramid-like peak of Mount Taygetus (or Taygetos) in southern Peloponnese Greece has been captured in all its glory by a drone video. The name of the mountain is one of the oldest recorded in Europe, appearing in the Odyssey....

The Unique Greek Tea Made From Olive Leaves

Since the times of Ancient Greece, people used leaves of the Greek olive tree as a folk medicine, which was also brewed as a tea. Today, it remains popular, as many believe it stimulates the immune system and can...

Greece and Israel Open Flight School in Kalamata

Greece, in partnership with Israel, opened a flight school on Friday in the southern city of Kalamata that will train pilots in combat and other missions. Israeli defense contractor Elbit, which finalized a $1.65 billion deal with Greece's government assisted...

Deadly 1986 Earthquake Still Haunts Greece’s Kalamata

On September 13th, Greece's Kalamata marks the anniversary of the deadly earthquake of 1986 that flattened parts of the city and claimed the lives of dozens of people. A solemn ceremony at the memorial dedicated to the victims is scheduled to...

Why Greek Olive Oil is the Best in the World

Greek olive oil is synonymous with Greek tradition, a healthy diet and its rich history, Called  “Liquid Gold," it epitomizes the country.

Study Finds Greek Kalamata Olives Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

A study conducted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens found that  Kalamata olives help reduce bad cholesterol and improve the overall health of people who include them in their diets. Olives are well-known for their benefits when eaten...

Greece Becomes Top Destination for Russian Fuel Tankers

The number of tankers carrying Russian fuel that arrived in Greece in April reached record-breaking highs, indicating that the country's waters have become a top destination for transporting Russian fuel. According to a report by Reuters, arrivals of ships carrying...

Greek Warriors Liberate Kalamata on March 23, 1821

The Greek War of Independence started a few days earlier than the official declaration with the liberation of Kalamata on March 23, 1821

Multiple Fires in Greece Linked to Arson, Suspects Arrested

Multiple people have been linked to arson across Greece, as fires rage through nearly every region of the country. Two people were arrested in Agios Stefanos, where fires are still currently spreading. The suspects were apprehended by the bridge...

Greece and Israel Sign Off Deal for Air Force Training Center

Greece and Israel signed off on the creation of an international air force training center in Greece, the National Defense Ministry reported.