Tag: Peloponnese

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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…

Xylokastro, an ideal destination all-year-round 7

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…

Kastania Cave, one of the most impressive caves of Greece 9

Kastania Cave, one of the most impressive caves of Greece

Located near the village of Kastania on the southern tip of the Peloponnese, is one of the most impressive caves of Greece, Kastania Cave. The extraordinary cave which covers 1,500 square meters, contains some of…

Large wildfire blazes through forest area of Peloponnese 12

Large wildfire blazes through forest area of Peloponnese

Greek authorities say dozens of firefighters are trying to contain a large wildfire that is blazing through a forested area in Greece’s Kato Achaea region in the northwestern part of the Peloponnese.…

Newborn baby found dead in garbage bin in Aigio 17

Newborn baby found dead in garbage bin in Aigio

A newborn baby was found dead in Aigio, a town in the Peloponnese, after a 30-year-old woman reportedly threw her son in a trash can after giving birth. The woman later took…

Amazing Springtime Destinations in the Peloponnese 29

Amazing Springtime Destinations in the Peloponnese

There is so much to see and do in this beautiful mainland region of Greece – and this is Part 2 of our tribute to the Peloponnese, one of the most ideal…

Discovering Pavlos’ Exceptional Style 36

Discovering Pavlos’ Exceptional Style

  Although not a household name for those who don’t have extensive knowledge of contemporary Greek art, Pavlos Dionysopoulos was an artist who created an artistic impact novel to Greece and the…

Enjoying Springtime in the Peloponnese 40

Enjoying Springtime in the Peloponnese

The Peloponnese, or “Island of Pelops” as it was called in ancient times, is separated from the mainland by the narrow Corinth Canal. It is a multifaceted territory of ancient, medieval, and…

Greek coast guard handled more than 3,600 incidents at sea 46

Greek coast guard handled more than 3,600 incidents at sea

According to a report published on Monday, Greece’s Coast Guard handled more than 3,600 incidents at sea in 2018, including migrant flows and drug-related matters. Of the 3,647 incidents, 2,146 related to…

Five things to do when visiting Monemvasia 50

Five things to do when visiting Monemvasia

By Gina Lionatos  Located in the Laconia region of the Peloponnese, the natural rock fortress of Monemvasia is a unique sight in a country known for its blue seas and whitewash architecture.…

Celebrating Panagia Ypapanti, Protectress of Kalamata 55

Celebrating Panagia Ypapanti, Protectress of Kalamata

“Ipapanti tou Sotiros” is one of the largest cathedrals in Messinia and celebrates its Feast Day on February the 2nd, when thousands of devoted Greek Orthodox Christians from all over Greece come…

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