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Two Majestic Greek Seaside Towns with Historic Castles

Methoni and Koroni, two quintessential Greek seaside towns, are also home to Venetian castles, countless pristine sandy beaches, and lush landscapes. The two towns are intertwined in myriad ways, even though they are about 30 minutes' drive apart from each...

Mediterranean Cyclone "Zorba" Hits Methoni (Video)

The Mediterranean Cyclone "Zorba" that rages in southern Peloponnese on Saturday hit the seaside town of Methoni causing havoc on the main beach and overturning boats. In an exclusive Greek Reporter video shot by Kostas Smirlis, the power of the...

Vessel with 110 Refugees Aboard Located South of Methoni

A vessel with 110 refugees aboard was located 54 nautical miles southwest of Sapienza islet, south of Methoni, the Peloponnese. According to the Greek Coast Guard, one of the passengers sent a distress signal via OLYMPIA RADIO that the vessel...

131 Migrants Rescued Off Western Greece Coast

Greece's coast guard said that 131 migrants were rescued Saturday off the western coast after their vessel sent a distress call and was found rudderless at sea. According to initial reports, the migrants were believed to have been trying to...

Technology Casts Light on Methoni Sunken Town and Sapienza Island Shipwrecks

Technological advances used in the bay of Methoni, southwest Greece, and the northern coast of nearby island Sapienza have revealed more details about the geological features of the seabed and supplied further details about two of the known shipwrecks...

Scientists Search Wood Used for Ancient Triremes

Scientists from Greece and the US believe they are close to tracing the wood from which ancient triremes were made.  The scientists are searching in Pieria (one of the regional units of Greece, located in the southern part of...