Tower towns in Greece (PHOTOS)

Beautifully preserved stone-built settlements and fortified towns spread all over Greece form a harmonious combination of local architecture and western influences. Silent witnesses of the country’s fascinating history are the ideal settings for you to rediscover romance.

Melitzazz 2017 | Tsakonia | To July 9

The Tsakonian language, with its foundations in the Doric dialect, the Tsakonian dance with its roots in the myths of Apollo, local traditions, hospitality and the extraordinary natural environment are all part of the 12th annual Melitzazz Festival. The festival is an international gathering of cultures in the village of Leonidio, the capital of Tsakonia.

OrangeLand: Growth through oranges

OrangeLand Sparta is an initiative based on the promotion of orange with the view to enhancing tourism in Laconia, a region in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula.

“The orange is a product-symbol of Laconia,” the founder of Orangeland Christos Papadimitrakopoulos said in an interview with the Athens Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

Stunning Laconian Mani: the southern-most tip of mainland Greece, EU

The eponymous Mani region of extreme southern Greece has long been considered what British author John Fowles once referred to as “Wild Greece”. The rugged and sparsely populated region is roughly divided between two prefectures, Messinia and Laconia, which in antiquity was the home of Sparta.

Fire aftermath-Authorities on high alert (pics)

Greek authorities are on high alert due to high winds blowing Saturday across the country. In the prefecture of Laconia in the Peloponnese, firefighters have managed to contain most of the fire front but are still operating to extinguish smaller spots around the region. 130 firefighters and 51 vehicles started their operations at the break of dawn.