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Alkyonides? or just good weather….

Could this be the start of the Halcyon days known to Greeks as the Alkyonides? The name Alkyonides is derived from the mythological “Alkyonides Days” which during the month of January are warm and sunny. According to meteorologists the temperatures during Alkyonides should not drop any lower than 3 to …

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Epiphany

Theophany or Epiphany closes the twelve-days of Christmas, which began on Christmas Eve and was celebrated through various customs. Everything is ready at the holy churches of Zakynthos for the blessed celebration of the Sanctification and Epiphany recalling the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River in which the priest sanctifies …

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Farewell 2019!

As we say goodbye to 2019, and hello to a new year and a new decade, we also celebrate the anniversary of the going live of our website last January. It’s been a very busy year and a lot has happened on the island during 2019. The island dealt with …

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Thank you to our 2019 advertisers!

As 2019 comes to a close we would like to say a big thank you to our 2019 advertisers. It’s been great be able to support your businesses, and to have you on board. We wish you, your staff and your businesses a great 2020! Quest Rentals Quest Rentals are a …

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For those who are living on our Island or for those who are lucky enough to spend their Christmas Holidays with us, you would all probably notice the lovely cakes or biscuit type sweets available, not only in the bakeries but throughout the supermarkets. Greek honey biscuits. One of these …

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Christmas or Xmas? Christmas tree or boat?

Have you ever wondered why the Xmas is used instead of Christmas? Origin. This abbreviation for Christmas is of Greek origin. The word for Christ in Greek is Xristos. You will notice the letters XC on icons displaying Christ which represent his name. During the 16th century, Europeans began using …

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Welcome to Laura Beach House

What is Laura Beach House? Lara Beach House are a family run group of six apartments, located in Alykes, right on the beach with amazing views. There are three apartments that have two bedrooms and two bathrooms accommodating up to seven guests and three apartments that have one bedroom accommodating …

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Zakynthian Christmas bun.

Zakynthian Christmas Kouloura (sweet bread) Zakynthos is an Island of strong religious character and what better way to celebrate the birth of our Savior with this Zakynthian sweet bread. The customs that go with this I have already posted in a previous blog.Zakynthian traditions. The bread is eaten on Christmas …

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Christmas Traditions in Zakynthos.

PNo doubt you have all seen a few Christmas events being advertised in social media. Christmas, like many places around the world, is something special in Zakynthos. Having her own special traditions, food and culture. Zakynthos is one place that stands out on its own. Zakynthian traditions differ from those …

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