Kalamata

Greek Seven-Year-Old Anastasia Needs Your Help to Fight Brain Cancer

The family of the 7-year-old Greek girl Anastasia, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, are seeking financial support after learning that the cost of their daughter's necessary surgery is nearly 700,000 euros ($820,316). In a social media post made...

Discover the Unique Greek Tea Made of Olive Leafs

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...

Sterilization Fears Force Greek City of Kalamata to Suspend 5G Network

The decision by Kalamata's city council earlier in the week to suspend their 5G pilot program on the grounds that it could be a health hazard has caused widespread condemnation in Greece. At a time when the rest of the...

US Warns Greece Against Helping Iranian Tanker

The Iranian oil tanker "Adrian Darya 1", formerly called the "Grace 1." Reuters is reporting that The United States on Tuesday warned Greece and other Mediterranean states that helping the Iranian oil tanker recently released by Gibraltar authorities in any way...

Iran Warns US Against Seizure of Oil Tanker Heading to Greece

Iran has warned the United States against the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker which has been released from Gibraltar and is now heading to the port of Kalamata in Greece, an Associated Press report says. The ship, formerly known...

Kalamata's Théa Extra Virgin Olive Oil Eyes US Market

A newly-founded family business in Kalamata, in the Peloponnese, is hoping to make inroads into the ever-expanding market for high-quality, extra virgin oil in Greece, the US and beyond. Théa Olive Oil, founded in 2018, produces a monovarietal oil which...

RyanAir Introduces Four New European Destinations from Kalamata Airport

RyanAir announced on Wednesday that it will introduce four new seasonal schedules out of Greece's Kalamata Airport. The Irish airliner has decided to launch new routes from Kalamata to London, which will utilize Stansted Airport, as well as to Milan,...

Man Killed in Traditional Easter Fireworks Competition in Kalamata (video)

A 53-year-old man was killed on Easter Sunday night while videotaping the traditional "Saitopolemos" (σαϊτοπόλεμος) fireworks competition in Kalamata. According to police, it was around eight o'clock on Easter Sunday evening, and the traditional firework competition was beginning. The victim,...

Study Finds Greek Olives from Kalamata Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

A new study conducted recently by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens found that Greece's Kalamata olives help reduce bad cholesterol and improve the overall health of people who include them in their diets. Olives are well known for...

Three Killed in Kalamata Restaurant Explosion

At least three people were killed following a huge explosion on Saturday evening at a restaurant in the city of Kalamata, on the Peloponnesian peninsula. The two employees and the owner’s wife were already unconscious when transported to a hospital,...