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First Spartan Race Held in Sparta (video)

The first Spartan Race to be held in Sparta is taking place this weekend (November 4-5) in the legendary place where it got its...

Lithuanian Sorokin wins 35th Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon (video)

Lithuanian runner Aleksandr Sorokin won the 35th edition of Spartathlon, one of the most challenging and historical ultra-marathon races, in Sparta on Saturday. Sorokin, 36,...

New Highway in Peloponnese Opens on Monday

On Monday, a new highway which will connect Lefktro and Sparta in the Peloponnese, will be inaugurated. The opening ceremony of the "Morea" highway...

Lost Ancient Greek Island Has Been Found

Archaeologists believe they may have discovered the lost city of Kane, the site of the epic sea battle of Arginusae, which saw Athens crush...

Mycenaean Palace Offers View On Prehistoric Sparta

Archaeological excavations, carried out since 2009 at the 3.5 hectares site of Aghios Vassilios Hill near the village of Xirokambi on the Sparta plain, unearthed the...

August 480 BC: Leonidas’ Brave 300 Fought the Battle of Thermopylae

The battle of Thermopylae and the valiant fight of 300 intrepid Spartans under the guidance of warrior King Leonidas against 10,000 Persian elite soldiers...

Parthenon Might Have Served as Athens’ Treasury

During the yearly meeting of the Classical Association of Canada, a team of researchers claimed that the attic of the millennia-old Greek temple of Parthenon might have...

Spartans’ Response Tops 10 Wittiest Of All Time

The ten wittiest answers given over time by popular representatives of art and public life were recently hosted in British newspaper "The Independent." At the top, one can find...

Two Roma Couples Arrested For Child Abduction in Sparta

Greek police in Sparta are investigating two strange cases, possibly related to illegal adoptions. Two Roma families and a couple of four-year-old children appear to...

No State Funding For Archaeological Digs

The glories of the ancient past remain perhaps the greatest source of national pride in Greece. And in the past, the government could support...
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Ice Bucket Challenge World Record in Greece [VIDEO]

A group of friends used a bulldozer for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the Greek island of Crete. However, a group of friends from...

Plane Crashes in Sparta, Greece; 2 Dead

A private plane crashed during take-off, a few meters outside the Sparta airport in Greece, on Saturday, July 26. The small Cessna aircraft was found pinned to...

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