The coastal Kranidi municipality in the Peloponnese has become a point of attraction for Greek and foreign super-rich businessmen who are building there deluxe villas there. In some cases the price per acre amounts to 1 million euro!
Each of the statues that are placed opposite each other is 1.45 metres high and weighs 1.5 tons. They were made of Thassos marble and archaeologists believe that the same master had cut both the sphinxes and the statue of the Lion of Amphipolis that had adorned the top of the tomb.
Konstantinos Sgouros from Kalamata, aged 26 and Yiannis Komatis from Samos, aged 25, were killed near Kalamata on Monday night. Two local young men, aged 19, were detained and questioned for the brutal murder.
The catalyst for the parliamentary elections next spring will probably be the election of the President of Greece by the Parliament. So far, it is unclear whether the ruling coalition will be able to provide the required majority of votes to avoid a premature vote.