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Quarantined Actor Gerard Butler Marries Local Sparta Woman

For the last couple of weeks Scots actor Gerard Butler has been quarantined in Sparta, after arriving in the area to present to carry the flame for the 2020 Olympic Games torch relay. As lockdown rules went into effect and the...

Gerard Butler Shouts ''This is Sparta!'' from Historic Greek City

Thousands of people gathered in Sparta, southern Greece on Friday morning to see Hollywood star Gerard Butler marching along the streets of the city as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games torch relay. Butler is the actor who famously...

This is Sparta! Gerard Butler Honored in Ancient Greek City

Gerard Butler, the actor who famously portrayed King Leonidas in the Hollywood blockbuster “300,” embraced his real-life ties to the ancient Greek city of Sparta on Thursday night, when he was honored by the municipality at a special gala...

Gerard Butler Defies Coronavirus Scare to Take Part in Thermopylae Festivities

Gerard Butler, the Scots actor who played King Leonidas in the Hollywood blockbuster “300”, has arrived in Greece to take part in the festivities marking 2,500 years since the Battle of Thermopylae. But not only that — on March 14,...

Actor Gerard Butler Announced as Sparta's Olympic Flame Torchbearer

Well-known Scottish actor Gerard Butler, who played the role of King Leonidas of Sparta in the movie "300," will return to Sparta, Greece for a series of events to celebrate the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae. Among the other...

This is Sparta! Gerard Butler to Join Battle of Thermopylae Festivities

The mayor of Sparta, the ancient Greek city in the Peloponnese, announced on Wednesday that Gerard Butler, who played King Leonidas in the Hollywood blockbuster "300" will visit the town in March. Petros Doukas said that Butler will be a...

Sparta, Greece Plans Huge Global Events for 2500th Anniversary of Battle of Thermopylae

The mayor of the city of Sparta announced recently that his city council is organizing a series of huge events next year to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae between the Spartans and the invading...

Greek Diaspora Joins Forces To Save One of Greece's Oldest Public Buildings

A group of Greek citizens and Greek-Americans who are experts in the field of archives and genealogy have joined forces in order to help save and rebuild the old courthouse of the city of Sparta, originally built in 1837. Gregory...

Greek Municipalities Sue Over Privatization of Archaeological Sites

Five Greek municipalities and the Hellenic Archaeologists Association have appealed to the Greek Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, calling for the abolition of the ministerial decisions that will allow ownership of national historical monuments to be...

Japanese Man Wins the Athens – Sparta Run Amidst Rainfall (video)

Japan's Yoshihiko Ishikawa was the winner of the 36th Spartathlon race on Saturday, running the  246 km route in 22 hours, 55 minutes and 14 seconds, according to the Athens - Macedonian News Agency. The race finished in Sparta just...