Experts assess risk of rock crushing historic town of Leonidio


State officials and representatives of the Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration were dispatched on Wednesday to the small town of Leonidio in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese, over fears about the stability of a huge rock on a mountain overlooking the town.

The rock became partially dislodged by a bolt of lightning a few days ago.

Regional Governor Petros Tatoulis was also to travel to Leonidio to consult with local authorities on whether any intervention is required.