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Summer strikes at UK airports

Unite union have announced that a number of strikes will take place at UK airports this summer. Heathrow Airport A dispute of pay means that around 4,000 Heathrow Airport employees, including drivers, engineers, passenger service operatives, and security guards at will go on strike on the following dates: 26 July …

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Laganas victim dies after assault

Earlier in the week we reported that a 35yr old visitor to the island had been injured and taken to hospital in Athens after a serious assault. We are extremely shocked and saddened to learn that the man, from Somerset in the UK, has now passed away. Our thoughts and …

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Greek Accommodation Tax

In January 2018 an Accommodation Tax came into effect, to be paid by all holidaymakers/tourists visiting Greece. The tax is payable by all guests upon arrival at check-in, (or to the renter) either by cash or card (please ensure that you also ask for a receipt).  This tax is payable …

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TUI announce new Sensimar hotels across Greece

This week TUI announced that a number of new hotels will open across Greece this summer. One of them will be the new TUI Sensimar Zante Maris in the resort of Tsilivi. The Sensimar Zante Maris will be part of a group of new Sensimar hotels and other locations include …

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Museums of Ancient History, Maritime and War 

For a small island, Zakynthos has a wealth of interesting and important museums that aim to highlight and educate visitors with the historical, traditional and environmental sides of the island. There’s something for everyone and whether you’re interested in learning more for educational purposes, or just wanting to delve further …

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88.6 Island FM, Zakynthos’ English speaking radio station

Island FM transmits from the Greek island of Zakynthos. It’s the only English speaking radio station in the Ionian, broadcasting on 88.6 FM. It’s also available to listen to online. The station was founded in 2005, and is currently run by Station Manager, and breakfast host, Bobby Gee. It operates …

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Museums of Greek life, Folklore and the Natural World

For a small island, Zakynthos has a wealth of interesting and important museums that aim to highlight and educate visitors with the historical, traditional and environmental sides of the island. There’s something for everyone and whether you’re interested in learning more for educational purposes, or just wanting to delve further …

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Wine Tasting, Zakynthian style!

When you think of Zakynthos, you think of beautiful sunsets, clear turquoise seas, and wine…wine?  Yes, you read that correctly. Wine. Many visitors to Zakynthos don’t know that the island is famous for its wine as well as other more common commodities such as olive oil. Zakynthian farmers harvest grapes from …

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New British Embassy information for Visitors to Greece

A new leaflet has been published for visitors to Greece by the British Embassy in Athens and the British Consular Network. The leaflet is aimed at both holidaymakers and visitors, and it contains lots of useful information that someone may need when visiting Greece, including emergency numbers, driving in Greece, personal …

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The Resort of Kalamaki

Kalamaki is a resort on the south coast of Zakynthos in Laganas Bay, between Mount Skopos and the main resort of Laganas. Despite being next to Laganas, Kalamaki is very different. A family orientated beach resort, Kalamaki is great for couples and is a quiet resort full of amenities such …

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