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Top Five Destinations in the Peloponnese

Both Greek and international tourists love visiting the Greek islands, which are world famous for their beaches, nightlife, and beauty. However, more and more travelers are discovering the gems of the Greek mainland, and most of all, the beautiful...

Gold-Lined Tombs Discovered in Ancient Greek City of Pylos

Two American archaeologists announced on Tuesday that they have uncovered two magnificent tombs at the site of the ancient city of Pylos in southern Greece, which belong to a period known as Late Helladic IIA, which lasted from 1600...

16th Century Greek Fortress Hosts New Archaeological Museum

A new archaeological museum for Pylos, SW Peloponnese, will be inaugurated on Saturday at a building within the 16th-century fortress of Niokastro (“new castle”). The museum will house the ever-expanding collection of antiquities from the area of Messinia. The historic fortress...

Amazing Ancient Greek Carving Baffles Scientists

A carved gem found in a 3,500-year-old grave in Pylos, Greece is still mystifying scientists who cannot fathom how such advanced engraving skills originated in the Bronze Age period. U.S. broadcaster CNN on Saturday reported how husband-and-wife team Jack Davis and...

Pylos Excavations Make Greek Archaeologists Rethink Mycenean Era

"The results of the excavations carried out by the Archaeological Society at Iklaina in Messinia have led us to revise our knowledge about the Mycenean states, with truly unexpected findings," the head archaeologist in charge of the dig Prof....

Dozens of Migrants Rescued off Peloponnese

The Greek Coast Guard rescued a group of 41 migrants on Thursday off Pylos, in the southwest Peloponnese. A distress call by one of the passengers to the European 112 hotline prompted a search-and-rescue operation early Thursday. Officials said all 41...

Archaeologists Discover 'Masterpiece' Sealstone in Greek Tomb

University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed an intricately carved gem; or sealstone, which they believe is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever discovered. The "Pylos Combat Agate," as the seal has come to be known since it was...

Boat with 75 Migrants On Board Spotted Off Southwestern Greece

A boat carrying at least 75 migrants, was located 45 nautical miles southwest of the town of Pylos in Peloponnese. According to reports, one member of the boat's crew placed a distress call via the European 112 emergency number. A cargo...

Greece's Griffin Warrior Tomb from 1450 B.C. Reveals Rings of Power, Mirror and Combs

Dr. Jack L. Davis and Dr. Sharon R. Stocker, a husband-and-wife archaeologist team at the University of Cincinnati believe that the trove of treasures discovered in the prestigiously preserved grave of an ancient Greek warrior in Pylos that they...