Peloponnese


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Peloponnese

the. the S peninsula of Greece, joined to central Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth: chief cities in ancient times were Sparta and Corinth, now Patras. Pop.: 503 300 (2001). Area: 21 439 sq. km (8361 sq. miles)
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The helicopter flew to Frixa in the western Peloponnese to rescue surrounded people.
In the region of Laconia in the southern Peloponnese one fire-fighting aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing.
Initial estimates indicate at least 1,500 homes were gutted in the Peloponnese peninsula and on the island of Evia, just north of Athens.
A woman found dead on Friday with her arms around the bodies of four children had fled her home - the only house left standing in the village, said a neighbour in the Peloponnese town of Artemida.
Most of the country's southern Peloponnese region was burning for a third day, and people fled in panic from hotels and villages near the Olympic site.
But the centre of the 2,500metre Rio-Antirio bridge, running from the Peloponnese peninsula to Athens, is still not in place.
Tenders Are Invited for Provision of services project "Monitoring the quality of the Peloponnese Region bathing waters for the period 2017-2022.
The project consists of three junctions, connecting Israel to Cyprus, Cyprus to the Greek island of Crete and from there to the Greek mainland, in Peloponnese, southern Greece.
Athens, Sha'ban 29, 1433, Jul 19, 2012, SPA -- Greek firefighters battled wildfires in the southern Peloponnese peninsula for the second straight day on Thursday as a state of emergency was declared in a handful of villages, according to dpa.
The mayor of Zaharo, in the western Peloponnese, said a missing shepherd's body had been found.
At least 63 people have died as Greece's worst fires in living memory obliterated swathes of forests and emptied villages from Evros in the north to the western islands of Corfu and Kefalonia, and the Peloponnese in the south.