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Underwater museum to open in Alonissos

A new underwater archaeological site close to the Greek island of Alonissos is to be opened to visitors as an underwater museum. The site contains ancient cargo ship remains, the contents of which are in great condition. Scuba diving in Greece was banned until 2005, and slowly now more of …

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The Resort of Argassi

Argassi is a small village on the south east coast of Zakynthos, around four km from Zakynthos Town. A pleasant but lively resort, Argassi hugs the sea on one side and nestles into beautiful countryside on the other, just far enough from Zakynthos Town to be away from the hustle …

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Zakynthos on UK TV – Drain the Ocean

This week, a new TV documentary called Drain the Ocean appeared on UK TV. The new Channel 5 documentary series uses scientific exploration and digital recreation to explore maritime mysteries at various locations across the world. The first episode called “Atlantis, draining the lost city” features a number of locations including Alykes/Alykanas …

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Travel Information for Greece, April 2019

A number of changes have occurred this week in regards to UK visitors travelling to Greece.  The information relates to Schengen Changes, Passports and Visas/rights to remain (as a holidaymaker).  Schengen Changes from Monday 07 April 2019 A systematic passport system will be implemented in Greece from the 07 April …

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Island FM Radio interview – Seismology and earthquakes

  This morning Bobby Gee interviewed seismology researcher Giannis Kopanas, and local  Zakynthians Giannis Agalianos and Maria Drogitis. Listeners also joined on the line from Athens, Kefalonia and Zakynthos to ask questions. The purpose of the interview was to discuss the large earthquake, and subsequent tremors that took place at the …

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What’s in a name; Zakynthos or Zante?

There are many things visitors love about Zakynthos. From the numerous beaches and coves, to the plentiful restaurants and bars with lots to see and do, there is something for everyone. The one thing that does confuse visitors time and again however, is the islands name. Some call it Zakynthos …

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The Babystore, Tsilivi

Situated in the Trianon centre in the resort of Tsilivi is The Baby store. A long established family company, The Baby store is open seven days a week and caters for those little emergencies or essentials for those who travel to Zakynthos with babies and young children. The Baby store …

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Hollywood comes to Athens this weekend!

  This weekend Syntagma Square and roads leading to and from it, will be closed to allow filming of a joint Italian/American film to take place. The Hollywood film is Called Born to be Murdered, features John David Washington and is scheduled for release in 2020. Filming of Called Born to be …

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A Treacherous and murderous past

As holidaymakers touch down on the island of Zakynthos they see an idyllic green land filled with olive and cypress trees, and a coastline that’s hugged by crystal turquoise seas, just waiting to be explored, but it hasn’t always been that way. Whilst it has always been a green, verdant …

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The Castle in Bochali

  Forestry work at Bochali Castle Some forestry work has taken place at the castle in Bochali lately. A team of twenty workers have cleared some of the old pine trees and vegetation from part of the castle grounds. The work was supervised by the Forestry Commission, and damaged or …

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