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Three Children Set Room on Fire with Candles after Power Company Cut Electricity

A mother in Kalamata woke up and saw the room of her three children on fire after they had lit candles to see, since...

Signature Collection to Protect the Name ‘Kalamata Olives’

A collection of signatures to protect the name of origin of Kalamata olives is underway, as the designation of origin of the special Greek delicacy...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues About 85 Migrants Off Kalamata’s Coast

The latest arrivals of migrants in Greece were found near the mainland of the country's southern coast near Kalamata, theglobeandmail.com has reported. Authorities have reported that...

Earthquake 5 Points on Richter Scale Shakes Kalamata

An earthquake measuring 5 points on the Richter scale shook Kalamata on Wednesday morning, bringing memories of the 1986 tremors that killed 22 people. The...

Four Dead After Flood in Kalamata, One Missing in Thessaloniki

Four people are dead in Kalamata and Lakonia, the Messinia region, and one missing after killer floods hit Greece early Wednesday morning. All four deaths took place...

Writer Victoria Hislop Finds Inspiration in Greece’s Peloponnese

On searching for inspiration for her latest book, writer Victoria Hislop explored Peloponnese and praised its beauties in a feature published in the Mail...

Greek Seismologists: We Must Be Prepared for Faults With Accumulated Energy

 Greek seismologists warn that there are faults in Greece with a lot of accumulated energy that may result in strong earthquake activity. The geologists' estimates...

Firefighters Battle Blaze on Mount Taygetus Forest

More than 60 firefighters and 17 vehicles are employed to contain a forest blaze that broke out late Sunday in the Taygetus Mountain range...

First Air Balloon Base in Greece Opens in Kalamata

A hot air balloon base will start operating in Kalamata, Peloponnese on May 15 with the first flights of the Olympic Balloons company. The balloon...

Freighter Crew Rescues 41 Migrants in Waters off Greece’s Southwest Coast

A freighter crew operating under instructions from the shipping ministry's Search and Rescue Coordination Center rescued 41 migrants and refugees in a wooden boat...

This Greek City Broke the Bachata Guinness Record (video)

Residents and visitors in Kalamata, Peloponnese flocked in the city's main square to watch 740 dancers break the Guinness world record in Bachata dancing. The...
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This Greek Independence Video Reenactment Will Give You Chills

Kalamata was the first city to be liberated as the Greeks rose in the Greek War of Independence. On 23 March 1821, it was...

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