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Greek Village Boasts True Descendants of Sparta

There is a Greek village in Mani, on the Peloponnesian peninsula, called Neochori where all the residents boast that they are true descendants of ancient Spartans. While Maniots claim their ancestors were natives to the southeastern part of Peloponnese even...

Huge Whale Spotted off Mani, Peloponnese in Rare Sighting

A whale was spotted off the coast of the town of Gerolimenas in Mani, Peloponnese on Friday. The rare sighting of what was reportedly a sperm whale was pictured by passengers on board a yacht, just a few nautical miles...

Fire Rages in East Mani; 5 Communities Evacuated

A wildfire that broke out on Saturday afternoon in the forest area of ​​Lagada in Eastern Mani is still raging, forcing the residents of five communities to evacuate as a precaution. The fire is burning on two fronts, without threatening...

British Traveler Delights in a Quieter, More Restful Greece this Summer

On July 16, British writer Barry Neild took advantage of the first opportunity he was offered -- just one day after Greece lifted its ban on UK citizens -- and took off for the sunny climes of Greece, not...