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The history of the Parthenon marbles

The Parthenon marbles are a large collection of marble friezes and statues from the Classical Greek era. They were made by the Greek architect and sculptor Phidias, and were an integral part of the temple of Parthenon, and other temples, on the Acropolis in Athens. The Parthenon temple is thought …

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Lionfish invade Zakynthos! What can we do?

A new invader to Zakynthos seems to have invaded our waters. However, if handled correctly, it makes a great meal at the dinner table. The Pterois Miles known as its scientific genus. Otherwise known as the common Lionfish or devil firefish, is a venomous marine fish. Native to the Indo-Pacific …

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Zakynthos Informer world wide.

  Members of Zakynthos Informer have contributed to our page for over the last nine years. What started as just a facebook page for English speaking residents of our Island, has slowly expanded into what it is today. A company that now not only allows tourists to talk to each …

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Navagio Shipwreck, M.V. Panagiotis

There’s one image that symbolises the island of Zakynthos internationally. It’s been used in thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, appeared on TV adverts and photographed by people from all over the world. No one quite knows what makes it so iconic, but the fact remains, that for many visitors …

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Turtle Trouble – An important message for us all

Zakynthos Informer have been lucky to be able to speak with a UK Author whose inspiration for his new book was from a chance encounter with a turtle. Whilst it wasn’t in Zakynthos, the experience inspired him create a book that highlights the environmental factors of the vulnerable species, and …

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Tourists still getting too close to cliff edge!

  Recently we reported on some photos that were taken of tourists, standing very close to the edge of the cliffs at Navagio. These pictures shocked many, and it was worrying that visitors to the area were still putting their lives at risk for the sake of a photo. One …

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Flamingo spotted in Argassi.

It is not the first time Flamingos have visited Zakynthos. Today this little guy was seen swimming in the sea in Argassi. You may ask why is it grey and white? Flamingos are pink, are they not? Well to answer both answers, Flamingos are born a fluffy grey. As they …

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Freedom of movement – settlement scheme update

After recent posts about Freedom of Movement and the latest reports in the press about EU Citizens Freedom of Movement ending on 01 November if Brexit happens on 31 October, the Home Office have now circulated a statement which they have also sent out to EU Citizens living in the …

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Saint Dionysios the Walking Saint.

Celebrations start in tribute of our Patron and Protector of our Island, Saint Dionysios. History of our Patron Saint. Saint Dionysios, a spiritual giant not only among Zakynthians but throughout Greece. He seems to be among the living, through the miraculous preservation of his holy body. He was born on …

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So, it’s your Birthday!!!

Today is actually my birthday!  I have received wishes for a great day and to enjoy it the way I love best. I thought I’ll do exactly that! My love for writing and finding out about traditions just led me to writing this.   So ,where exactly does the traditions …

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