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British Traveler Delights in a Quieter, More Restful Greece this Summer

On July 16, British writer Barry Neild took advantage of the first opportunity he was offered -- just one day after Greece lifted its...

Mani, Greece: A Destination of Unique Beauty and Rich History

Sitting at the southernmost tip of continental Europe, the Mani peninsula in the Peloponnese has a unique, stark landscape but its rich history and...

The 1821 Greek Revolution Began in Fierce Mountain Stronghold of Mani

The Greek uprising against oppressive Ottoman rule did not actually start in Kalavryta on March 25th, 1821 - as is often believed. Although that date...

US Ambassador to Greece Injured in Cycling Accident

The US envoy to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt was involved in a cycling accident in Mani, Peloponnese, and he has been transferred to Athens after...

Rare Sea Turtle Found Dead in Greece

A sea turtle that belongs to the Chelonia Mydas species, or the ‘Green turtle’ as it is known in Greek, was found dead in...

Six Men Charged with Illegal Diving for Antiquities in Mani

The Greek coastguard announced the arrest of six Greeks on suspicion of illegally diving for underwater antiquities off the coast of Mani near Gythio,...

Fires Destroy Homes in the Mani Area (video)

The area of ​​eastern Mani, Peloponnese is still suffering from the fires that started on Saturday destroying houses and forest lands. Even though firefighters and...

Foreign Investors Choose Traditional Houses in Greece

Over 600 million euros have been invested in Greek real estate by foreign investors in the 2013-2015 period, with the emphasis given to traditional...

Vendeta stands for Justice in Crete and Mani

The word “vendetta” derives from the latin verb vendigo, which means “to take revenge”. The word's origins are rooted back in the Homeric era,  although  in several...

Exploring Greece through the Peloponnese

Writer Elisabeth Herschbach takes us on a journey around Peloponnese, the large underexpored peninsula that forms the southernmost part of mainland Greece, linked by a four-mile isthmus at Corinth.

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