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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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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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The magic of Zakynthos…… Summer memories

Many of us are unable to travel to our favourite place this year, for me, it was desperately wanting to go to Australia and be with my relatives, even more so to see my grandchildren, two of whom I have still yet to meet. There are many stories like mine …

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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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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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Yiayia’s story walking around the “Perivoli”

Yiayia had me walk around the “perivoli,” meaning garden, yesterday. As we were walking around she picked the flowers of the Lavender plant… Did you know? she said… and started to unravel a story that captured my interest…   “This plant” she said, ” belongs to the goddess Persephone”… Then …

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Zakynthos; the jewel of the Ionian

No one ever thought that we’d hear the words Pandemic in our lifetime. Let’s face it, when you hear the words pandemic it makes you think of our ancestors during Mediaeval times, with poor sanitation, poor diets, and poor habitation. The last year has shown us, however, the world always …

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Zakynthos:- 21st of May a special celebration

A special day for us Zakynthians not only are we celebration St. Helen and St. Constantinos but it is also the official day for us to celebrate our independence. History. In October 1798, the Turkish fleet occupied Zakynthos. On March 21, 1800, a treaty between Turkey and Russia was signed. …

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Zakynthos PCR/LFT Tests. All you need to know!

Many people have been asking where they can get Covid tests done if they are travelling from Greece to another country.  We’ve put together a list of companies on Zakynthos who are currently do PCR testing. The list is in alphabetical order, and we have been assured by the companies, …

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Find your favourite place on Zakynthos with just 3 words!

“I’ll meet you in Zakynthos Town at the location of ‘openly.everything.aspire'” I hear you all asking, where on earth is “openly.everything.aspire” on Zakynthos?! Bear with us and we’ll explain. It’s worth it! These three words “openly.everything.aspire” are actually a designated What3Words location in Solomos Square.  What is What3Words? What3Words, is a …

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