Saturday , July 4 2020

Chrissie Parker

Chrissie Parker joined the Zakynthos Informer Team in 2014. Chrissie’s first experience of the island was a combined birthday and wedding celebration, in true Zakynthian style. Since then she has been able to combine her love of the island, including its incredible history, tradition and culture, with her love of writing.

Greece bans UK flights until 15 July

Further to the announcement yesterday in regards to Europe opening its borders for flights, it has been confirmed in the last hour that UK Tourists will not be able to travel directly  to Greece until 15 July. The Greek government announced extending the ban on direct flights arriving from Britain, …

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TUI UK flight schedule, starting 26 July

Further to our post a few days in regards to TUI flights. It’s been announced that TUI hope to begin flights from the UK to Zakynthos, from July 26. This decision will of course be in line with any government decisions that will be made on the 29 June in …

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TUI to start UK to Greece flights, 11 July?

There has been an announcement in the in the press by TUI today stating that they will begin tourist flights, to eight locations in Greece and Spain, from 11 July 2020. The destinations in Greece are Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, the Spanish destinations are Canary Islands (Tenerife and Lanzarote) Ibiza …

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A letter to authorities from John Tossell family

The family of John Tossell have formally written to the UK and Greek governments, as well as UK and Greek police departments in regards to John’s disappearance. The letter, below, sets out the timeline of John’s disappearance, including where he was last seen and what he was doing. The family …

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Resident injured after home robbery

Police are investigating a robbery in the Tsilivi area, after a 70 year old woman was brutally attacked. The woman in her seventies, was with her grandson when her grandson decided to go to the local shop, to watch football. The woman was alone in the house but had woken …

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Turtles visit shipwreck beach!

Normally at this time of year the famous shipwreck at Navagio is greeting boats of tourists from all over the world. This year we have learned that visitors of a different kind have arrived on the beach. Last week on the 8 June, turtle tracks on the beach were spotted …

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OAED, applications for Seasonal Workers

Instructions for the emergency months compensation for seasonal workers in tourism, who have no possibility of being re employed have been given by OAED. Specifically they refer to the creation of the electronic page for OAED which will be announced in the next few days, with which applicants will be …

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Solomos Museum Reopens

The museum of art and poetry dedicated to the one and only Dionysiou Solomos – writer of the Greek National Anthem has reopened to the public, today Monday 15th June, after three months. All precautions are in place due to the pandemic. If you haven’t been it is well worth …

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Flights from Zurich to begin with Edelweiss, 2 July

The company EDELWEISS, a subsidiary of Swiss Air announced today their complete flight program from July to October, which includes flights to 60 destinations in 29 countries. Among them is Greece, which will receive flights from the company to Corfu Zakynthos Rhodes Crete Mykonos Santorini Kos Samoa and Kalamata. With …

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Jet2 withdraw flights before 15 July

It’s been announced that Jet2 have withdrawn all flights due to take place before 15 July 2020 due to Covid 19. The statement on their website states that the decision is due to the uncertainty relating to the ongoing situation with Covid 19. On their site, Jet2 have said that …

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