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37th Spartathlon to Host 400 Ultrarunners from 50 Countries

The 37th Spartathlon race kicks off on September 27 with the participation of 400 ultramarathon runners from 50 countries.

Ultra Race Spartathlon Kicks Off at Acropolis on Friday, Sept. 28

Τhe historic 246km Spartathlon ultra marathon will kick off from the Acropolis on Friday, September 28, and conclude 36 hours later in the Peloponnesian town of Sparta.

36th Spartathlon to Welcome Ultramarathoners from 50 Countries

Some 400 ultramarathoners from 50 countries will participate in the 36th Spartathlon race, which will take place during September 28-29.

Major Mystras Investment Aims to Attract Wellness Tourism to the Peloponnese

A 20-million-euro tourism investment aims to establish Greece as an ideal wellness destination and attract “seasoned” travelers to the Peloponnese.

Axia Hospitality, Nelios Partner with ‘Euphoria Retreat’

Axia Hospitality and Nelios have partnered with wellness destination spa Euphoria Retreat to boost its online presence and sales.

Mindhaus Develops Marketing Strategy for ‘Euphoria Retreat’ in Greece

Mindhaus will develop the marketing and communication strategy of Euphoria Retreat, a wellness destination spa located in Mystras, near Sparti, in Greece.

New Healing Hotel ‘Euphoria Retreat’ to Open in Mystras

The Healing Hotels of the World group will cooperate with Greek entrepreneur Marina Efraimoglou for the opening of a wellness and healing retreat in Greece.

“Greece is a Spectacular and Life-changing Experience!” – Interview with Dean (Konstantinos) Karnazes, Greek-American Ultramarathon Runner, Ambassador of “Navarino Challenge”

GTP had the opportunity to talk with ultramarathon man Dean (Konstantinos) Karnazes, the ambassador of the upcoming “Navarino Challenge” event in Greece. Karnazes is proud of his Greek heritage and aims to spread the word that Greece is a "life-changing experience" as a...

Sparta Dig Brings Mycenaean Palace, Linear B Tablets to Light

Excavations near the Peloponnesian town of Sparta have revealed a Mycenaean palace dating back to the 17th-16th century BC as well as several Linear B tablets, the Greek Culture Ministry has announced.

Young Face of the Week: Vassilis Polyzos, Head of Digital Marketing at Nelios, Athens

This week, GTP introduces Vassilis Polyzos, the head of digital marketing at Nelios, a hotel digital strategy agency in Athens.

Ministry Invites Greek Cities to Vie for 2021 European Cultural Capital

The Greek culture ministry announced on Wednesday, the launch of website ecoc2021.culture.gr, inviting Greek cities interested in becoming Europe’s Cultural Capital in 2021 to submit applications.
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Laconia Shines On Guardian’s Best City Break Destination List

Sparta, located in the region of Laconia, in the south-eastern Peloponnese, was recently included among the 10 most popular bargain city break destinations for 2013 by UK newspaper The Guardian.