Greece even has its own Eiffel Tower thanks to a wealthy Greek American (VIDEO)

Yes, Greece even has its own Eiffel Tower courtesy of the donation for a wealthy Greek American named Charalambos Fournarakis also known as Harry Fournier. Fournier,  a distinguished doctor and one of the most important benefactors of his hometown of Filiatra, Messinia in the Peloponnese, in 1960 funded the construction of a replica of the… … Läs mer

GREECE | MORIA 21 : Discover the Peloponnese on the trail of the Greek Revolution

The Morias21 project is an initiative of the Captain Vassilis and Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation and TEMES S.A. in association with the the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) and The Hellenic Initiative. As part of… … Läs mer

Kalamata: Son murders his 86 year old mother, attempts self-harm

A 52 year old male in Kalamata with mental health issues murdered his 86 year old mother yesterday then attempted self-harm according to police reports. The tragic event took place yesterday noon in the area of Mikri Mantineia, when a judicial officer and police officers went to the perpetrator’s residence to execute a prosecutor’s order… … Läs mer

Dior celebrates Greece

Preparations are underway at Athens’ iconic Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro r, for a French fashion powerhouse Christian Dior on Thursday. Dior will present a multi-faceted tribute where the Olympic Games were revived, focusing on the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, honouring the influence of the Greek spirit in the evolution of European… … Läs mer

Kikilias: Greece vaccinating over 100,000 people a day

“The vaccination programme is unfolding very quickly and we are conducting over 100,000 vaccinations a day in our country,” stated Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias in statements after his visit to Kalamata hospital on Friday. Kikilias also announced the further upgrading of all the health centres and regional infirmaries, adding that “the time has come for… … Läs mer

Why Kalamata Olives are one of the healthiest foods on earth

Kalamata olives are only found on the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece and have played a part in the human diet for thousands of years. Growing under the amazing Greek sun, the olive trees here have much larger leaves than other types of olive trees around the nation and the world and absorb more sunshine.… … Läs mer

On this day in 1821, the liberation of Kalamata took place

The Battle of Kalamata took place on March 23, 1821, between the Greek irregular revolutionary forces and the Ottoman forces of the city. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence. The result was the capture of the city by the Greeks. Kalamata became the first city to be liberated.… … Läs mer

Greek President honours the ‘Mani Fighters’

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou and president of the ‘Greece 2021’ Committee Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki visited Areopoli on Wednesday to attend the celebrations for the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence of 1821. A memorial service for the ‘Mani Fighters’ was held at the Holy Temple of the Greatest Brigadiers, officiated by Metropolitan Chrysostomos III of Mani.… … Läs mer

On this day in 1821, Greek War of Independence starts in Mani

On March 17, 1821, war was declared on the Turks by the Maniots at Areopoli, in the Peloponnese capital of Mani. An army of 2,000 Maniots under the command of Petros Mavromichalis, which included Kolokotronis, his nephew Nikitaras and Papaflessas, advanced on the Messenian town of Kalamata, which had an Ottoman garrison and they captured… … Läs mer

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. Built in 1839 and consecrated in 1873, the layout is traditional Byzantine style and inside the church resides the ancient and miraculous icon of Panagia Ipapanti, Protectress of the city of Kalamata. When visiting Kalamata,… … Läs mer