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National OXI Day, 28 October

National OXI day is one of the most important historical dates in the Greek calendar, not just for Zakynthians, but for Greeks worldwide. Every year it is remembered and traditionally celebrated, staying firmly in the hearts and minds of Greeks everywhere. But what is National OXI day? The 28 October …

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Why did Zakynthos move 3cm on 25 October 2018?

A year ago today, Zakynthos was hit by a large 6.8R earthquake. It struck the island on 25 October 2018 at 22.54pm (UTC) The earthquake was 56.9km SW of the island, around 11km deep. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks, a number of which were around 5R, and the aftershocks …

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Saint Dimitrios Day and Zakynthian traditions

Saturday, 26th October is α special celebration, for it’s the start of what Zakynthians would say “Υiortes” meaning celebrations. The 26th of October for Greeks is an important day as they celebrate the Great Martyr Dimitrios.   History of Saint Dimitrios. Dimitrios was a Christian and the only son of …

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Katerina Hariati-Sismani, a brave daughter of Zakynthos

Katerina Hariati-Sismani was born in Zakynthos in 1911. Part of a large family, consisting of younger sisters and brothers, Katerina was an incredible woman whose story is relatively unknown. Her incredible strength and bravery highlighted the treatment of many women, through her art, who ended up in concentration camps, in …

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Zakynthians not giving up after the fires!

The fires of Keri and Agala are still imprinted on many Zakynthians’ mind; it wasn’t long before that, the fires of 2017 devastated our Island. Just what has happened so far is the memory of our firefighters having to deal with the infernos in conditions that not many of us …

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The sinking of HMS Perseus

It was 10pm on 06 December 1941 when the submarine HMS Perseus struck an Italian sea mine in the waters between Zakynthos and Kefalonia. The country was already under Axis rule in the grip of World War Two, and both Ionian islands were under Italian rule, and watchful for enemy …

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Recording Lion fish in Zakynthos Marine Park

The National Marine Park of Zakynthos wants to record the Lionfish population of Zakynthos in order to implement necessary measures to control the species population. This is where both residents and visitors to the island can help; especially divers. The information needs to be as accurate as possible, so the …

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Power Up Nutritional Supplements, just what your body needs!

“POWER UP” Nutritional Supplements is a small business, whose purpose is helping those interested in their health.  Not only does it supply products for those who are in the profession of bodybuilding but also professional athletics. It also supplies nutritional supplements for those who have medical conditions, such as fatty …

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