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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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TAXI ANYONE?

ZAKYNTHOS RADIO TAXI ASSOCIATION In Zakynthos the only official radio taxi network that is in operation 24hours a day, seven days a week, working in conjunction with the Government services and is not privately operated is The Radio Taxi Association of Zakynthos, or known as ZANTE TAXI. The association has the largest …

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88.6 Island FM, Zakynthos’ English speaking radio station

Island FM transmits from the Greek island of Zakynthos. It’s the only English speaking radio station in the Ionian, broadcasting on 88.6 FM. It’s also available to listen to online. The station was founded in 2005, and is currently run by Station Manager, and breakfast host, Bobby Gee. It operates …

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Museums of Greek life, Folklore and the Natural World

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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A Campaign with a difference in Zakynthos

As a member of the volunteer Group of Zakynthos the campaing we started to join in on some time ago “NO PLASTIC PLEASE” seems to be going viral, at least within the volunteer groups around Greece. Zakynthos was among those places to start this year’s campaign and what better place …

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Do’s and Don’t during fire season

Fire bans have started Wildfires constitute a huge problem not only on the mainland but in Zakynthos, too. We have certainly had our share of natural disasters caused by fires in Zakynthos over the years. The fire season starts in  May , peaks in July and August and ends in …

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Protomagia Zakynthos

All around Zakynthos we will be celebrating May day. Although, it is a holiday for public workers, the tradition of celebrating May day goes back centuries. The custom of Protomagia (first of May ) has its roots in a celebration of spring, nature, and flowers. Flower wreaths, typically made from …

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