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Tag: Peloponnese

Vytina

 Christmas in Vytina: The ultimate winter destination

Filled with stone mansions, lush gardens, picturesque alleys, and a lively square, the town of Vytina has been for many years now, one of the most popular mountain destinations in the Peloponnese and in Greece overall.

Commemorating the Kalavryta Massacre of 1943 1

Commemorating the Kalavryta Massacre of 1943

  On the early morning of December 13th, 1943, the people of Kalavryta, in the mountains of Achaea in the Peloponnese, woke up to the sounds of ringing church bells. The omens…

Agia Fotini of Mantinea

Agia Fotini of Mantinea: One of the most mysterious churches in the world  

“My goal was to create a church that creates the illusion of motion. It feels like the Holy Spirit moves around its axis, God himself moves around its axis, as the church has no obvious front and back,” Greek architect Costas Papatheodorou said about his creation – the Orthodox church of Agia Fotini of Mantinea – which has become known as the second most mysterious church in the world.

ISIS

600 ISIS members in Greece and dozens in Cyprus: reports

600 members of the brutal ISIS terrorist organization are in Greece and dozens are in Cyprus, according to a respected Greek journalist. Savvas Kalenteridis in a radio interview on the First Show…

House in Corinth inspired by the Pythagorean Theorem

House in Corinth inspired by the Pythagorean Theorem

A house so unique and beautiful is hard to square.
Among 600 olive trees, is this dream, minimalistic house inspired by the Pythagorean theorem and created by architect Tilemachos Andrianopoulos.

The Netherlands adds Greek islands to 'yellow' travel list

The Netherlands adds Greek islands to ‘yellow’ travel list

Earlier this week, The Netherlands changed the travel advice for the Greek islands to ‘yellow’. The ‘yellow’ status means that travellers arriving in The Netherlands from anywhere in Greece do not need…

mountain views Greece

A day on the rocks: Top 5 breathtaking mountain views in Greece

Although famous worldwide for its seas, more than 80% of Greece is mountainous. We present to you the top five destinations for mountain lovers, who want to climb, hike, or just enjoy breathtaking views in Greece.

Cyclone Ianos repairs underway in Karditsa

Cyclone Ianos repairs underway in Karditsa

Following the severe flash floods caused by the bad weather over the weekend, the situation in Karditsa, a city in western Thessaly in mainland Greece, remains complex. Bridges have been destroyed and…

Cyclone Ianos leaves 3 dead, causes extensive damage

Cyclone Ianos leaves 3 dead, causes extensive damage

Cyclone Ianos, has left three people dead and another reported missing, after the severe weather phenomena swept from the Ionian Islands through central Greece this weekend. The casualties included an older woman…

Unusual Mediterranean cyclone 'Ianos' strikes Western Greece

Unusual Mediterranean cyclone ‘Ianos’ hits Western Greece

The rare cyclone Ianos ‘hit’ the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaca on Thursday evening. Greece’s national meteorological service issued a top level Red Alert for winds, rain and storm conditions. “We are…

Rare cyclone 'Ianos' is on track to hit Greece

Rare cyclone ‘Ianos’ is on track to hit Greece

A rare cyclone, dubbed Ianos, will affect Greece from Thursday according to the National Observatory of Athens weather station. The main characteristics of Ianos will be heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong gale-force…

Mycenae to reopen on Tuesday following wildfire

Mycenae to reopen on Tuesday following wildfire

Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni announced that the archaeological museum and site of Mycenae will reopen on Tuesday, following the wildfire that swept through the area. Mycenae (Μυκήνες) is one of the most…

Fire at Mycenae, antiquities not damaged

Fire at Mycenae, antiquities not damaged

The fire that broke out at the Mycenae archaeological site on Sunday afternoon, has not caused any damage to antiquities at first inspection, the Ministry of Culture said in a statement. Mycenae…