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Descendants of the Sun comes to Netflix!

In 2015 a Korean film crew visited Zakynthos to film scenes for what is now a popular TV asian drama called Descendants of the Sun. The series centres around the characters main Captain Shi-Jin and Dr Mo-Yeon who meet in a hospital and fall in love, but he is sent …

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Research aimed in improving environment for Caretta Caretta

BLUECOAST involves the cooperation of Greece and Albania to implement actions for the conservation of some of the most important habitats of the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta in the Mediterranean, Zakynthos Island and the Himara Municipality in Albania. The Caretta Caretta is a common marine migratory endangered species in …

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Save our Sea, Zakynthos

Greenpeace and the Rainbow Warrior has made its way around the Ionian Sea,  hosting open discussions about the serious problems of climate change and the effects of Hydrocarbon mining,  in which our Governments have given the go ahead for exploitation. Rainbow Warrior is undoubtedly one of the most environmental icons …

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Summer anyone?

Today Friday the 21st of June….the longest day of the year…. why??? Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day. On the solstice, the sun does not rise precisely in the east, but …

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Driving around Zakynthos

When thinking about driving around Zakynthos, the first thing that comes to mind is whether one should hire a car, motorbike or a quad. So, here are a few pointers that might help you decide. Overlooking Zakynthos town from Bochali. There are many rental companies offering the best for any …

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Pirating in Zakynthos an illegal trade.

As the crisis has hit Greece and even more the tourist trade with the government adding more tax to an already heavy tax load, a lot of businesses have been affected even forced to close. Unfortunately, it opens up an area for illegal trade, thus causing even more problems to …

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Elections…. undecided in Zakynthos

Elections are just around the corner, and quite honestly, I for one have got no idea as to who I am going to vote for. Obviously, the biggest issue here is the rubbish and goodness knows we’ve had our fair share of disappointments when it comes to actions. The environment …

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Greek Accommodation Tax

In January 2018 an Accommodation Tax came into effect, to be paid by all holidaymakers/tourists visiting Greece. The tax is payable by all guests upon arrival at check-in, (or to the renter) either by cash or card (please ensure that you also ask for a receipt).  This tax is payable …

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21st May, for Zakynthos a double celebratation.

Tuesday, 21st of May. A special day for us Zakynthians not only are we celebrating the religious event of  St. Helen and St. Konstantinos but it is also the official day for Zakynthians to celebrate their independence. In October 1798, the Turkish fleet occupied Zakynthos. On March 21st, 1800, a …

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Museums of Ancient History, Maritime and War 

For a small island, Zakynthos has a wealth of interesting and important museums that aim to highlight and educate visitors with the historical, traditional and environmental sides of the island. There’s something for everyone and whether you’re interested in learning more for educational purposes, or just wanting to delve further …

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