Laconia

Foneas: A Beach in Greece Too Beautiful for its Name

One of the most beautiful beaches in Messinia, Peloponnese carries one of the least attractive names you could possibly imagine. But once you get to Foneas ("Killer") Beach, you will forget its unfortunate name and surrender to its magical...

A Bird's Eye View of Three-Million Year Old Greek Petrified Forest

In Laconia, on the southern Peloponnesian peninsula, lies a rich geological museum of petrified tree trunks which date back to between two or three million years ago. In a large seaside area which extends from Agios Nikolaos, Agia Marina, Spitha...

Pavlopetri, Greece's Most Ancient Underwater City (video)

Pavlopetri (or "Paulopetri") is a small islet off the coast of Laconia in the southern Peloponnese, where ancient history meets the endless blue of the Mediterranean Sea. This lovely place, which remains almost completely unknown to the majority of people,...

Family Business From Sparta Wins its 100th Prize for Olive Oil Production

Sakellaropoulos Organic Farming, a Greek family business in Sparta, Laconia has become a legend in the world of olive oil production, managing to rack up an astonishing 100 awards for its organic products, including its olive oil. The family holds a...

Discover Pavlopetri, the Underwater Ancient Greek City (Video)

Located off the Peloponnesean coast lies a secret treasure of antiquity: the ancient city of Pavlopetri. This magical city is thought to have been submerged due to a series of earthquakes which occurred around 1000 BC. Dating back 5,000 years,...

OrangeLand Sparta: Promoting Tourism Through Oranges

OrangeLand Sparta is an initiative based on the promotion of orange with the view to enhancing tourism in Laconia, a region in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. "The orange is a product-symbol of Laconia," the founder of Orangeland...

Wanted Terrorist and Bank Robber Trial Postponed

The trial of wanted terrorist Kostas Sakkas and bank robber Marios Seisidis has been postponed until Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The trial was postponed due to the absence of three police officers -witnesses in the case- who failed to...

Apocalyptic Images Due to Tornado in Peloponnese, Greece

A wave of bad weather conditions has hit Greece, starting from the west, which is expected to last until Wednesday, according to weather forecasters. Strong winds, heavy rainfalls and storms have hit the country, especially in the areas of...

Residents in Neapoli, Greece Set Up IndieGoGo Campaign After Fire

Laconia in southern Peloponnese, suffered significant damage from the 79 fires that broke out on Friday in Greece. According to reports, more than 40 houses were damaged in the city of Neapoli while around 10,000 olive trees were burned. Villages in the...

Fires in Greece Raise Arson Suspicion – One Man Found Dead in Ymittos

The 79 fires that broke out on Friday in Greece have left one person dead, threatened various residential areas and raised suspicions about the causes of the outbreaks. Firefighters and police officers found a completely carbonised body of man in the Kareas area of Ymittos on...