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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...

The Spectacular Easter Flames On Santorini’s Pyrgos

The flames that light up the Santorini's Pyrgos this Easter will go on as planned. Unfortunately, it will be without visitors to behold it.

Police Arrest Two Bulgarian Men in Attempted Kidnapping in Pyrgos

Two men from Bulgaria have been taken into custody after allegedly attempting to kidnap a fourteen-year-old boy in Pyrgos. The crime occurred on Thursday, June 25. The men were arrested on Friday after the potential kidnapping target recognized one of...

Olympia International Film Festival Kicks off Dec. 1

The 21st annual Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People will take place from December 1-8 in the cities of Pyrgos and Amaliada, Greece. This unique event draws enthusiastic filmmakers and film buffs -- many of whom are...

Wildfire Threatens Villages in Western Peloponnese (video)

According to the Greek fire brigade, a fire burst on Friday morning around the area of Spiantza, near the city of Pyrgos in Peloponnese's Ilia region. The adverse weather conditions due to the strong winds caused by the Mediterranean cyclone...

Quadruplet Girls Pass University Entry Exams in Western Peloponnese

Seeing four 18-year-old girls, spitting images of one another, succeeding in the yearly university entry exams in different institutions is not something common, to say the least. The... quatrefecta, so to speak, was celebrated in their native Pyrgos, in the...

Italians Buy Greek Olives to Cover Needs

Trucks carrying olives from the Greek region of Peloponnese - mainly Ilia, Greece - have been ferried across the Adriatic Sea, as traders from Italy have for the first time bought not only olive oil in bulk, but also...

Five Detainees Bust out of Pyrgos Police Station

Five detainees at a police station in Pyrgos, southwestern Greece, managed to escape their holding facility Saturday night by breaking a window with a metal object. Police are searching for the four Greek Roma inmates and the one Pakistani, and have launched...

4.1 Richter Earthquake in Pyrgos, Greece

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale shook the city of Pyrgos, Greece. According to the Greek Institute of Geodynamics in Athens, the earthquake epicenter was located 6 km northwest of Pyrgos. A lighter quake was recorded thirteen minutes...

Young Filmmakers Make Movie to Express Their Love for Greece

Invitia Productions, a Barcelona-based company composed of a group of young filmmakers, is making waves with a film they produced to express their love for Greece. "Diafora," the story of a young Journalism student in Barcelona who travels to Greece and has...