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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...

Spartan Student Murders Texan Woman in Hamburg Hotel Room

The news of the almost ritualistic murder of a young Texan woman (23) on the 31st of August in a hotel room in Hamburg has shocked everyone around the world and is still being investigated by the German police...