Freediving World Record in Kalamata

French freediver Arnaud Jerald broke the world record in the constant weight freediving modality with bifins, by descending to 112m in Kalamata. The CMAS European Cup was hosted by the Freediving Club Greece in Kalamata from September 12-16, 2020. The 24-year-old dived 112 in 3 minutes and 24 seconds on Tuesday. The World Records are… … Läs mer

Greece to create international air force flight training centre in Kalamata

Greece and Israel are close to reaching an agreement on the establishment of an International Flight Training Centre in Kalamata, following a visit by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Jerusalem last week, Kathimerini reported. The cost of this project is estimated to be about 1.4 billion euros over 20 years. The relations between the Greek… … Läs mer

On this day. Battle of Kalamata took place on 23 March 1821

The Battle of Kalamata took place on 23 March 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

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

On the 17th March 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… … Läs mer

AEGEAN breaks all-time record reaching 15 million passengers in 2019

Greece’s leading airline AEGEAN has broken an all-time record reaching 15 million passengers in 2019, a 7 percent increase in total passenger traffic last year. In an announcement on Thursday, the company revealed it was an impressive achievement that coincides with its 20 years anniversary since first taking off. “We had a 7% growth in total passenger… … Läs mer

Newborn baby found in garbage bin in the centre of Kalamata  

Greek police announced on Wednesday they had arrested a 25-year-old Georgian woman on suspicion of attempted infanticide after a passer-by found a days-old baby abandoned in an underground garbage bin in the centre of Kalamata. The baby boy, who is reported to be a few days old, was transferred to hospital, where he was found… … Läs mer

Kalamata City Council blocks 5G pilot program due to health risks

Kalamata Council has decided to block further development and operation of the 5G network program, which is currently being piloted in the Peloponnesian city. The council held a meeting and considered the radiation of the mobile network upgrade to be dangerous and most councilors voted in favor of halting testing, adding that the network should… … Läs mer

Armenian Genocide monument unveiled in Kalamata

A monument dedicated to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 was unveiled in Kalamata, Messinia on Sunday. The ceremony was presided by His Holiness Archbishop Kegham Khatcherian, Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Greece. At the heart of the monument is a cross carved in red marble which was brought from Armenia. The colour is… … Läs mer