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Zakynthos hotels bought by Blackstone Real Estate

It has been announced that five hotels in Greece have been purchased by Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe, a division of the American private equity firm Blackstone Group. The deal said to be around 179 million euros, includes two hotels in Zakynthos; Louis Zante Beach Hotel in Laganas and Plagos …

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Thomas Cook concerns

Thomas Cook have been a travel company of choice since they were first created in 1841 and the company has been a long and trusted one that has covered many destinations since it’s creation. In recent years the company have been struggling, a month ago it looked as though Thomas …

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Court rules Parliament suspension unlawful

Since taking on the premiership, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hasn’t had the easiest time. The UK is extremely focused on Brexit right now and the situation is changing on a daily basis. At the start of this week there were a number of votes in Parliament relating to Brexit. …

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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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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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SPAR is coming to Zakynthos

There are a number of shops and supermarkets across Zakynthos that cater to both residents and tourists. One of them is the popular chain of stores called “Express Market”. It’s has been announced that all Express stores on the island will shortly be revamped and will change to SPAR stores. …

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Author Chrissie Parker reveals a well kept secret

As we all know Chrissie Parker’s popular book Among the Olive Groves was five years old a few weeks ago. This week she joined Bobby Gee, Breakfast on Zakynthos’ English speaking radio station Island FM Radio, 88.6 Zakynthos, to talk about Among the Olive Groves and the sequel she is currently writing. …

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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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Expats, vote this May!

Maria Drogitis from the Ionian Echo joined Bobby Gee on Island FM’s Breakfast show to inform listeners that she will be running  Nick Tsipiras  Municipality Council chairman under Candidate mayor Yannis Agalianos in the forthcoming May elections. Maria said “we will be dealing with administrators and people who care about …

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