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Two Roma Couples Arrested For Child Abduction in Sparta

Greek police in Sparta are investigating two strange cases, possibly related to illegal adoptions. Two Roma families and a couple of four-year-old children appear to be involved. Following a formal complaint submitted to local police, officers arrived in two separate camps...

Swedish Metal Band Praise Greece and October 28th in Song

Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton wrote a song in which they glorify the "OXI" of Greeks to the Italian army and the bravery of Greeks through the ages, from Spartan Leonidas to the warriors of the Pindos mountains. The band,...

‘The Road to Sparta’ Film Documents Journey of Spartathlon Athletes

A new short film is documenting the journey of four runners, including “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes, during their road to the famous Spartathlon race. "The Road to Sparta" centers on a group of athletes who are taking part in the annual...

No State Funding For Archaeological Digs

The glories of the ancient past remain perhaps the greatest source of national pride in Greece. And in the past, the government could support archaeological research and digs. But the debt crisis and subsequent austerity budget has slashed the...

Ice Bucket Challenge World Record in Greece [VIDEO]

A group of friends used a bulldozer for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the Greek island of Crete. However, a group of friends from Sparta decided to outdo the Cretans and break the Ice Bucket Challenge world record. The young...

Plane Crashes in Sparta, Greece; 2 Dead

A private plane crashed during take-off, a few meters outside the Sparta airport in Greece, on Saturday, July 26. The small Cessna aircraft was found pinned to the ground in an olive grove just next to the municipal airport of Sparta. The...

Costa Rica has a Greece – And an Athens and Sparta too!

In light of the last World Cup game between Greece and Costa Rica, played in 2014, we decided to focus on the “Greek side” of Costa Rica, and more specifically on three towns in the country which have Greek names. Grecia, which...

Greece to Restore Ancient Sparta City Theater

After centuries of neglect, another important classical Greek monument, the theater of the city of Sparta, will be restored to its ancient splendor thanks to a joint project by the Greek ministry of culture and tourism, the Diazoma citizens'...

Ancient Theater of Sparta to be Restored

An important but neglected ancient theater is being restored and given to the public thanks to a partnership between private and governmental services.. With the help of the association DIAZOMA and a sponsorship by Niarchos Foundation, the study for the...

Mycenean Palace and Linear B Tablets Discovered in Sparta Area

A new excavation in the Xirokambi area of Aghios Vassilios west of Sparta, in the Peloponnese, Greece, has revealed a richness of Mycenean artefacts in the area, including the remains of a palace, Linear B tablets, fragments of wall...