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Iklaina: The First City-State of Ancient Greece and Europe

The little-known site, Iklaina, on the Peloponnesian peninsula was a major center of Mycenaean culture; findings now indicate that it was the very first city-state in ancient Greece. Iklaina marks the transition from a world without organized states to a...

Methoni and Koroni: Two Majestic Greek Towns with Historic Castles

Methoni and Koroni, two quintessential Greek seaside towns, are home to Venetian castles, countless pristine sandy beaches, and lush landscapes. The two towns are intertwined in myriad ways although they are approximately a thirty minute drive away from each other,...

Greece’s Beautiful Mount Ziria, Birthplace of Hermes

According to the legend, the Pleiad known as Maia gave birth to Zeus' son Hermes in a cave near the lake Dasios on Mount Ziria near the village of Trikala. Also known as Mount Kyllini or Mount Cyllene, this mountain...

Greece’s Miracle Church: 17 Oak Trees Sprout From its Roof and Walls

A tiny church in Greece's Peloponnese dating from the 11th or the 12th century is a miracle of nature, and for the faithful, a sign of God’s power. Religious pilgrims and sightseers alike come to visit Saint Theodora, near the...

Pavlopetri, Greece’s Ancient Underwater City

Pavlopetri is a small islet off the coast of Laconia in the Peloponnese, where ancient history meets the endless blue of the Mediterranean.

Breathtaking Ruins Of Mystras Mark Center of Byzantine Power in Greece

Mystras which lies in the southeastern Peloponnesian Peninsula, was once the center of Byzantine power in southern Greece.

Greek Man Confesses to Murder of Family of Four in Andravida

A 60-year-old man on Friday confessed to the murder of a couple and their two children in the town of Andravida, Peloponnese

Mandarin Oriental Opens its First Luxury Hotel in Greece

The luxury hotel group Mandarin Oriental will open its first hotel in Greece in Costa Navarino in Spring, 2023. Costa Navarino is known as a sought-after destination in Greece for luxury travelers. Located in Messinia, in the southwestern Peloponnese, it...

Top Five Emerging Destinations in Greece

Though Greece is one of the most well-visited destinations in the world, tourists generally tend to congregate in just a few spots throughout the country: mostly Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. However, as more travelers venture off the beaten path,...

Odontotos: Greece’s Amazing Cog Railway of the Peloponnese

The "Odontotos" railway in Greece, one of the few surviving cog railways in Europe, travels across the country and over and through its spectacular mountains. People in many mountainous countries in Europe and beyond are used to cog, or "rack,"...