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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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Greece:- Travelling to the Greek Islands or across Greece? Here’s what you need to know!

Vaccination certificate for travel – What is valid for travelling around Greece. What applies to travel and travelling around Greece from region to region on the mainland and to the islands Citizens who have been vaccinated for coronavirus are in a hurry to obtain a vaccination certificate as this is …

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Zakynthos 2021, what to expect!

  Zakynthos; A place worth visiting! Situated off the West coast of mainland Greece is the Ionian island of Zakynthos, a beautiful island that’s become a much loved tourist destination not just with Europeans but also with visitors from further afield. With a varied and interesting history, Zakynthos has overcome war, …

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Celebrations in Zakynthos today. Saint George and the Litany of Laurentaina

Religious Celebrations continue in Zakynthos today, perhaps the most unique of all is the Festival in Voidi today. (more information will be given in the book Zakynthos the flower of the East ) Early in the morning the icons of the Resurrection and Laurentaina are taken up from the Holy Trinity …

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Zakynthos Informer…… April Fool’s day….. more than just a day

April Fool’s day…. The Zakynthos Informer team would like to thank our friends, the Radio Taxi Association of Zakynthos and Lagana Horse riding centre for joining in on our April Fool’s joke… As you know our days have been filled with sadness, anxiousness and often fear of the unknown due …

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March 25th Greece celebrates and the whole world with her…200 years of independence (Video)

25th of March – The Annunciation and the Independence day of Greece. The 25th of March has a special meaning to all Greeks. It is a double celebration. As Orthodox Christians we celebrate the Annunciation (Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου), and also our Independence day. Independence Day.  Η Μέρα της Ανεξαρτησίας After …

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Zakynthos:- Caretta Caretta nesting beaches see an increase for 2020.

.How did the turtles do on the nesting beaches in 2020? As soon as the pandemic started, ARCHELON decided that the registration and protection of nests on the main nesting beaches of our country was a priority. Despite the difficulties they faced, ARCHELON managed to have a complete picture of …

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Zakynthos:- unusual Low tides cause interest for scientists.

Those who have been walking around our coastal areas have recently have noticed the very low sea level. But what is the reason for this? This is a phenomenon that began to be perceived at the end of February this year and continues to this day.  In the original photo …

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Zakynthos:- Soul Saturday… We will always remember.

Greek orthodox tradition….the remembrance of those who are no longer with us. *Soul Saturday* in Zakynthos it is celebrated today with an afternoon service at all churches. Special bread is made, known as *prosforo* and given to the church for blessing usually in honour of the dead. Koliva is also …

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Zakynthos:- A story to tell…….Celebrating Tsiknopempti.

Although this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Zakynthians will be celebrating differently it doesn’t mean that families will go without their BBQ! What is Tsiknopempti? Greeks celebrate Tsiknopempti, which literally means “Thursday of the Smoke of Grilled Meat”. Tsikno being the smoke from the grilled meat and Pempti being …

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