Tag: Peloponnese

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China sends 20,000 masks to Greek migrant reception centers

China will donate 20,000 masks to help curb the spread of coronavirus at migrant reception centers on the Greek islands. Following a phone call between Alternate Migration and Asylum Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos…

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Coronavirus cluster of 100 new cases in Peloponnese, Greece

A very large number of coronavirus cases have been detected in Kranidi migrant accommodation in the Peloponnese. According to some sources, the total cases are more than 100, while others speak of…

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Curfew violations continue to rise in Greece

Greek authorities reported 1,916 violations of the curfew restrictions on Wednesday, imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus throughout Greece. The majority were recorded in the region of Attica (824), on the…

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Greece cracks down on violators of coronavirus lockdown

On Thursday as Greece entered the fourth day of a full lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) announced that officers recorded 1,155 violations of the…

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Greek poet Stratis Haviaras, passes away aged 85

Stratis Haviaras, a bilingual writer of literary works in English and Greek, has passed away at the age of 85, after a long health battle. Haviaras was a prominent and well-known in…

ROYAL TOMBS DISCOVERED IN PYLOS

Archaeologists discover 3,500-year-old royal tombs in Pylos

Greece’s Culture Ministry announced that American archaeologists have discovered two monumental royal tombs dating from about 3,500 years ago near a major Mycenaean-era palace in the Peloponnese. The Ministry said the archaeologists…

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Commemorating the Kalavryta Massacre of 1943

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

Mark Wilman’s Phenomenal Cycladic Discoveries 10

Mark Wilman’s Phenomenal Cycladic Discoveries

A well-travelled Londoner with Carribean blood, photographer Mark Wilman is a Hellenophile at heart, and his evocative work proves it. His lifelong, multi-sensory experience of Greece has resulted in a highly lauded…

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Greek unemployment continues to drop

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (HSA) on Thursday announced that Greek unemployment rate fell to 16.7% of the workforce in August this year, down from 18.9% in August 2018 and 16.9% in July…

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Xylokastro, an ideal destination all-year-round

One of the reasons I love my homeland, Greece, is because of its endless choices of getaways; from seaside towns to mountainous escapes, this country has so much to offer. And what’s…