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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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The Resort of Keri

Situated in the South-West of Zakynthos is the lovely village of Keri. Although the area is set up for tourism the village is one of the few areas that survived damage from past earthquakes and so typical lovely old houses and small alleys still exist, giving visitors a more laid …

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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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World Book day – Zakynthos books!

Today is World Book Day, and books aren’t normally something people think of when they talk about Zakynthos. Usually they think great food, blue seas and beautiful views; a place to share a weeks holiday with family and friends, to explore and immerse in the Greek culture. Many don’t realise …

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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 salt flats of Alykes

Situated on the east coast of Zakynthos is the resort of Alykes, named after the Greek name for “Salt flats”. Nowadays it’s one of the most popular resorts on the island pulling in visitors from around the world. Close to the resort are the Alykes Salt Flats, a beautiful place …

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New Year tradition of breaking a pomegranate

The pomegranate for thousands of years regarded by various cultures as a symbol of fertility, abundance and of good luck. Since ancient times it has been associated with the goddess Hera the patroness of marriage as a symbol of fertility, but also with Aphrodite. Ancient Greeks before entering their new …

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Zakynthos Life

Zakynthian life is varied and plentiful, and many love it whether they’re local or a visitor. Day-to-day The day-to-day way of life in Zakynthos would be classed as relaxed during the winter months. During the summer months, whether Zakynthians are involved in agriculture or tourism, Zakynthians work very hard and …

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Greek Name Days – Xronia Polla!

There are many traditions in Greece, relating to festivals, food and culture. One of them is Greek Name Day. In Greek Orthodox Tradition each day of the year is dedicated to a martyr or saint, renowned throughout the Greek Orthodox religion. If someone is named after one of these martyrs or …

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