Peloponnese

Costa Navarino proceeds with upgrades to resort

While the Costa Navarino resort in the southwestern Peloponnese remains closed to guests, the construction of two new golf courses and two new luxurious hotel units is proceeding.
At Navarino Bay a hyper-luxurious hotel is under construction, while the company is building a state-of-the-art 'lifestyle resort' with holiday homes by the sea at nearby Navarino Waterfront.

Police record 1,795 lockdown violations in two days

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) announced on Wednesday that on Tuesday they recorded 1,631 violations of a lockdown imposed by the government on Monday to curb the spread of Covid-19.
In all cases, officers imposed a fine of 150 euros on offenders.
A total of 1,795 violations were recorded on Monday and Tuesday, ELAS said.

Big crowds force HOC to suspend Olympic torch relay in Greece

The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) decided to suspend the remainder of the Olympic Torch relay through the country to avoid attracting crowds because of coronavirus, it said on Friday.

But HOC said the opening leg of the relay in the southern Peloponnese town of Sparta attracted an "unexpectedly large crowd," forcing it to suspend the remaining stops.

Actor Gerard Butler to visit Sparta for anniversary of historic battle

Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, who played the role of King Leonidas of Sparta in the movie "300," will be in the Peloponnesian for events marking the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae, the city's honorary ambassador Roi Danali-Apostolopoulou confirmed.

Pink skies before new cold snap brings snow and rain

The sun sets off Nafplio in the northeastern Peloponnese on Friday. Eastern parts of mainland Greece, including Attica, and the northern Peloponnese are expected to bear the brunt of a fresh cold snap that is expected to sweep into Greece later on Saturday and to peak on Sunday night, brining heavy snow, showers and icy temperatures. [Evangelos Bougiotis/ANA-MPA]

Winter sports lovers head for the hills

Cars are seen parked outside the Ostrakina Ski Center on Mount Mainalo in the northern Peloponnese on Thursday. Many parts of Greece have seen heavy snow, rain and freezing temperatures over the past few days, with the villages of Vilia, Erythres and Oinoi in western Attica snowbound and flooding in Karystos on Evia. [Panagiotis Bougiotis/ANA-MPA]

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