The wetland of Gialova is located on Divariou Beach. It is a huge lagoon where many species of migratory birds find refuge. Spring is the era of wetland, when birds migrate from Africa to Europe. Gialova is the first great station of rest and finding food on their long journey. Here they stop herons, fish […]
The Western Peloponnesian bay and coastline, from the Prefecture of Ilia all the way down to Messenia, provide nestingbeaches to loggerhead sea turtles known as Caretta caretta. This is also the place that the second largest reproductive population of this species of the Mediterranean calls home. You may choose to volunteer to help the Caretta […]
In preparation of the most joyous occasion that is Easter in Greek tradition, everything gets a sparkly spring cleaning under the sun’s golden rays, just a hop, a ski and a jump away from the gleaming sea. Local homes get a makeover, and gardens as well as sidewalks undergo the time-honoured tradition of being painted […]
Whatever time of year you happen to visit our region will most certainly coincide with a cultural event held by the Township of Trifylia or one of the local cultural associations. Not to be missed is the International Dance Festival of the Educational Association of Kyparissia as well as the Children’s Dance Meet in Gargalianoi. […]
Displays commemorate the famous naval battle of Navarino (1827) in which an allied fleet of England, France and Russia defeated a combined Egyptian – Ottoman armada, marking a decisive turning point in the Greek War of Independence and leading to the proclamation of the independent Greek state.
Ο Πάνος Ηλιόπουλος (1897-1985) υπήρξε ένας ιδιαίτερα δραστήριος άνθρωπος, πηγαίος δημιουργός, φωτογράφος και ζωγράφος. Σήμερα, χάρη στην οικογένειά του (είχε κάνει πέντε παιδιά) το φωτογραφικό του αρχείο δωρήθηκε στο Μουσείο Μπενάκη, όπου το 2006 είχε διοργανωθεί μεγάλη έκθεση. Το λεύκωμα που είχε τότε εκδοθεί παραμένει τεκμήριο του εξαιρετικού ταλέντου αυτού του σπάνιου ανθρώπου, γεννημένου στη […]
The cradle of the Olympic Games – first held in 776 BC, and a timeless shrine to the ideals of virtue, honor, peace and noble competition, ancient Olympia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its magnificent stadium and the substantial remains of two. There are three museums of Olympia: The Archaelogical Museum of […]
The Church of the Analypsis, the oldest standing cruciform temple on Greek soil. It is situated in an olive grove near Filiatra. Dating back to the third quarter of the 13th century, on its frescoes can be discerned both male and female saints.