Bonds of friendship formed at Pylos archaeological dig

Maria Zacharopoulou spent hours as a young girl on her balcony watching American and Greek archaeologists hard at work in the building next to her family home in the village of Hora in Messinia, in the southwestern Peloponnese. She was awed and intrigued by the discoveries they were making in local archaeological digs and dreamed of one day becoming a part of their team.

Police investigating shooting of German couple in Kyparissia

Greek police were Thursday investigating the shooting of a German man and his wife in a summer house in Kyparissia, a town in northwestern Messinia, Peloponnese.
According to reports, the man was shot and killed in the yard, while his spouse was seriously injured.
She remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday.

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.

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.