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Peloponnese

Preserving and Protecting Pavlopetri, the World’s Oldest Sunken City

  Marine traffic now threatens the sunken city of Pavlopetri, which existed for more than 5000 years, off the coast of the Peloponnesian peninsula. The ancient Greek city, lying just 10 feet below the sea's surface, could be destroyed because of...

Petros Arapakis: Legend of Love, Greek Circumnavigates Globe

Petros Arapakis wagered that Greeks were the best sailors in the world. That bet cost him his life but made him both a local and international legend. Born and raised in a castle in the Mani region in the 19th...

Historic Dimitsana, The Pride of the Peloponnese in Greece

Dimitsana is a delightful medieval village, located in Arcadia, the Peloponnese in southern Greece, just three hours by car from Athens. The picturesque village is at an altitude of 1000 meters (3,280 feet) which means it can see a fair...

Greek Grandma, 87, Faces Trial for Shooting Burglar in Her Own Home

An 87-year-old Greek grandmother in Pyrgos, in the Peloponnese, will go on trial for shooting a burglar who broke into her home. The elderly woman says she had simply had it with burglars, who have broken in and stolen from...

Foneas: The Greek Beach 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 in Greece, you will forget its unfortunate name and surrender to...

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...

The History of the Corinth Canal, Greece’s Suez

The Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of the modern Greek State, was inaugurated on July 25, 1893. Many believe that the canal changed maritime activity forever. Also known as the Isthmus of Corinth, the canal connects...

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...

Vacation in Greece: Where to Visit in Argolis, Peloponnese

Located at just under a two-hour drive from Athens, the Argolis peninsula in the Peloponnese region offers many different historical sites, culture and beauty to tourists looking for a spectacular vacation in Greece. The first stop on a trip to...

George Bizos: The Lawyer Who Saved Nelson Mandela Honored in Greece

George Bizos, the Greek-South African human rights lawyer who fought apartheid and saved Nelson Mandela from a death sentence during the Rivonia Trial, died on September 9, 2020. In honor of the great lawyer, residents of Bizos's hometown of Vasilitsi...