Tuesday , August 3 2021

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.

Greek Mythology, God and Goddesses

The mythology of Greece is complex but incredibly interesting. The stories of Greek mythology centre around Gods, Goddesses, heroes, and monsters, and ancient Greek rituals. They were important to the Ancient Greeks and they lived their lives by this mythology. Gods and Goddesses In Greek mythology, there were twelve Greek …

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New TV Series about Zakynthos, but is it really what the island needs?

It’s been announced today that a new TV series about Zakynthos will be filmed this summer called Once Upon a Time in Zante. The series is being described as another “Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents,” that was made by the BBC and aired for several years. Commissioned by Channel 4, the …

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The Rulers of Ancient Greece

The country of Greece we know nowadays was once very different and more complex. It was a land divided. The mainland of Greece as it is now, was split into five city-states called Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Sparta, and Thebes. Each state was ruled independently. Each Greek state operated under its …

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British tourists arrested at airport after leaving covid quarantine hotel

Local news Zakynthos channels are reporting that four British tourists escaped from an island Covid quarantine hotel last night. The four women had been placed in a Zakynthos island quarantine hotel for fourteen days, due to coming into contact with a confirmed case of Covid. Unfortunately, last night they decided …

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Blue Air brings Bucharest passengers to Zakynthos!

Things are slowly opening up in Zakynthos, and flights from all over Europe are starting to arrive on the island. On the 1st July Zakynthos welcomed its first Blue Air (Fly Blue Air) charter flight carrying passengers from Bucharest in Romania! The plane and its passengers received a great welcome …

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UK travel changes from 19th July 2021

Grant Shapps, Minister for Transport has announced the following changes to travel in the House of Commons:  From the 19th July 2021, all children Children under 18 returning from amber list countries will not have to isolate on return to the UK. (This is children both travelling alone or with …

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Turtles die from propellor injuries in Laganas

It’s been reported by ARCHELON, that a female loggerhead turtle was found dead on 01 July in the area of Agios Sostis. The turtle had been hit by a boat propellor and it’s thought this was the reason for its death. On 03 July, another sea turtle was discovered alive …

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The history of Greece, part one

Greece is an incredible place, not only is it full of welcoming people and great scenery, but it also has an extensive and interesting history. In a forthcoming series of blog posts, we’ll explore that history and share some great facts with you that you may not have known about …

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Kefalonia fire destroys 10,000 acres

Everyone on Zakynthos was shocked yesterday to see the smoke coming from fires on Kefalonia. The news is that the terrible forest fire that broke out on our neighbours island is now under control. Firefighters, totalling 106 men, and 27 vehicles, assisted by air support, worked tirelessly to gain control …

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Jack the Lad Campaign; stay safe on Zakynthos this summer!

Summer on Zakynthos hasn’t quite started yet, but we know once it does lots of people will return to the island and enjoy some much needed time out with friends and family.  This week the JacktheLad Campaign has remembered Jack Howe, a young nineteen-year-old tourist who sadly died on Zakynthos, …

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