Kalamata

Iranian tanker heading to Greece

In what could be first major foreign policy challenge for Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis since he took office last month, an Iranian tanker that was released from detention off the British territory of Gibraltar on Sunday is reportedly heading toward the port of Kalamata in southern Greece.

Two arrested for arson in the Peloponnese

Two men were arrested on Thursday for suspected arsons in the regional units of Messinia and Ilia, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The first suspect, a 52-year-old man, is accused of starting several fires in a forested area near the old Kalamata-Tripoli national highway and in dry vegetation near the Tsakonas-Kalo Nero old highway - both in Messinia.

Machairitsas & Portokaloglou | Kalamata | August 7-8

Known respectively for their contributions to the bands Termites and Fatme, Lavrentis Machairitsas and Nikos Portokaloglou will join forces for a concert titled "What's Left from the Fire" in Kalamata on August 7 and 8. Primarily vocalists and guitarists, Machairitsas and Portokaloglou have both left a significant mark on Greece's music scene.

Street Festival | Kalamata | July 26-28

Launched in 2009, the Kalamata Street Festival endeavors to encourage artistic creativity and promote the urban spaces of the capital of the Messinia regional unit. In its 11th edition, the 2019 Kalamata Street Festival will provide spaces for artists to express themselves freely through painting, theater, music, dance and other art forms.

Hanging by a thread

For six months a broken lamp post at the main intersection of our Peloponnese village has been lassoed by three lengths of rope tied together and hitched to a bollard. This could be a scene from the Wild West, but it is in fact in a village under the administration of the Kalamata council.

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