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Rug weaving in Laconia

In Geraki, the women have been weaving the famous Geraki rugs since Ottoman rule. These rugs have had acclaim since their prize-winning days at the Vienna World Fair in 1873 and the Athens World Fair in 1888. For more information or to order: +30 27310 71432, 71261, 71369

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Location: Peloponnese › Laconia

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Considered the world’s oldest submerged city, Pavlopetri lies just off the coast of Laconia and boasts much archaeological significance. It may be off limits to casual divers, although a team of experts from the University of Nottingham in Britain have been given permission to study it more closely. There are many other natural underwater treasures to be discovered!