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Fire at Maries

Reports have come in late this afternoon of smoke at the north end of the island. It has been confirmed that a fire has broken out in the Marie’s area around Trilagada. The fire was thought to have begun at two separate points close to each other, and they have …

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Farewell Hercules

Further to a press announcement from ARCHELON we are sad to report that the loggerhead turtle Hercules has died from injuries he sustained in July. On 25 July 2019, tourists witnessed a turtle being hit by a boat. After investigations, the Marine Park Zakynthos and ARCHELON discovered that a turtle …

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Fires under control but still danger!

Just got back from the Fire Department! It’s like a bee hive there with our men coming and going, loading up their fire trucks and setting off back up to the mountain.                   The good news is that the fires are now …

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Fires still out of control in Agala and Keri.

Fires in Agala and Keri are still not under control. According to sources the thick pine forest within the valleys are still burning in the area. Aerial support this morning started around 7.30a.m in attempts to get the fires under control. At the moment there are 188 fire fighters and …

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Fire in Agalas/Keri and Lithakia area

Original report 10am Greek time In the last hour a large fire has started and is well alight in the forest area close to the village of Agalás in Lithakia. Residents are now being ordered to evacuate as a precaution. The islands fire service are on the scene and air …

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Council requests help in keeping our Island Clean!

Over the last couple of weeks it seems unbelievable but true. Garbage is being collected from our streets. A picture of cleanliness finally giving us hope that it will continue and perhaps the images of mayhem will be memories of the past. In an effort to clean up Zakynthos our …

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Zakynthos on High fire alert.

The civil protection department has issued a high fire alert for Zakynthos. Saturday 14/09/19 High fire danger plans will be out into action. Patrols around the island will also take place. Please be aware that the fire season is still in progress. Ending on 31st October it is still prohibited …

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Fire Department called extinguished flamed garbage.

Just a few moments ago the fire department was called in to extinguish a fire. The fire started in a dumpster and went out of control. A video courtesy of Dionysios Nikolopoulos gives the details. https://www.facebook.com/100000373940352/posts/2473826809306426/ And below click on links. https://www.facebook.com/100000373940352/videos/2473791015976672/

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Homing on the idea of handing out correct information, the Zakynthos Traffic Police distributed leaflets yesterday at schools. The leaflets referred to traffic and education for parents and pupils attending schools on the island. This action takes place every year on the first day of the school year! Traffic police …

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