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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...

Putin to be Declared Honorary Citizen of Sparta

The Municipality of Sparta, in Laconia, Greece is willing to announce the  President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, an honorary citizen of the modern city of Sparta which lies at the site of ancient Sparta. Contacts have already been launched with...

First Look Photos From ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

The first photos from "300: Rise of an Empire" have been released, featuring Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles as well as a battle scene shot. The sequel to the Spartan battle epic "300" centers on the Greek general and his fight against the...

Sparta Ranks 2nd in Top 10 Bargains

Sparta's heyday of glory is long past from ancient times, but the British newspaper The Guardian has rated the city the second best cheap destination among the 10 best bargain city breaks in 2013. The newspaper said that Easy Jet's...

Germany’s Thoms Wins Greek Ultra-Marathon

Germany’s Stefan Stu Thoms won the gruelling 245.3 km ultra-marathon Spartathlon race Saturday in 26 hours 28 minutes. The 46-year-old beat out Japan’s two-year younger Tetsuo Kiso who finished second in 26:36. Thoms was ninth last year in 27:40 while Kiso...

18th International Cycling Tour to Take Place in Peloponnese, Greece

From May 16-20, the 18th International Cycling Tour of Greece will take place in Peloponnese. This event has a huge history and is of great national importance. People in charge of it, as well as cyclists, hope to make...