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Solomos Museum Reopens

The museum of art and poetry dedicated to the one and only Dionysiou Solomos – writer of the Greek National Anthem has reopened to the public, today Monday 15th June, after three months. All precautions are in place due to the pandemic. If you haven’t been it is well worth …

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Zakynthos stories 2010 to 2020

To help celebrate the last ten years of the Zakynthos Informer we thought we would report on some memorable stories from 2010 to 2020. The problem we found however, is that there have been so many and it’s really hard to know that to choose! To try and narrow it …

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The history of Zakynthos Informer and its Admin team

This month Zakynthos Informer is Ten Years Old! Started by Bobby Gee on 01 May 2010, a dedicated team of admins have worked hard to grow the Informer into what it is today. Over that time it has transformed from merely a Facebook group, to a company that now serves …

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Life Will Smile; An excellent and honest documentary

In October 2017, a highly anticipated documentary called Life Will Smile was released. This piece, filmed on the island of Zakynthos, was a brave documentary about the life of the islands Jewish population during WW2. The story of the Zakynthian Jews during the Second World War, has become a well …

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Saint Andrew, Zakynthos celebrates in his honour.

XRONIA POLLA for those named after St. Andrew. Today the 30th November marks the height of celebrations not just in Patra but around the world. History. Saint Andrew is said to have been martyred by crucifixion at the city of Patras in Achaea. Early texts, such as the Acts of …

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History War Museum, free event this weekend!

This weekend the History War Museum, based at the Galaxy Beach Resort Hotel in Laganas, are running a free event for visitors which is open from 10am to 9pm. The event which is centred on the Greek Special Forces, runs from Saturday 26 October through to Monday 28 October. The …

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Katerina Hariati-Sismani, a brave daughter of Zakynthos

Katerina Hariati-Sismani was born in Zakynthos in 1911. Part of a large family, consisting of younger sisters and brothers, Katerina was an incredible woman whose story is relatively unknown. Her incredible strength and bravery highlighted the treatment of many women, through her art, who ended up in concentration camps, in …

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26 September 1943; Remembering Kefalonia’s loss

Like Zakynthos Kefalonia was also affected during WW2. Their biggest tragedy is now remembered by a monument erected on the island, to commemorate around nine thousand Italian soldiers from the Acqui division who died at the hands of the Germans. Some were also removed from the island and taken to …

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Askos Stone Park 

As well as beaches and resorts on Zakynthos, there are also some great places to visit on a day out. One of them is Askos Stone Park. The park is just that, a natural environmental park designed to pull together the beautiful scenery of the island, along with historical information …

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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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