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Photos of the Procession of St Dionysios

As most of our members know, this weekend Zakynthos celebrates the Patron Saint of Zakynthos, St Dionysios. Every year on the 24 August St Dionysios’ remains are taken from the main church in Zakynthos Town and processed through the town. It’s very important and traditional time of year and a …

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Zakynthian “Glendi” onboard ferryboat.

One would not think that travelling on a Ferry boat to Zakynthos, would get a taste of Zakynthian culture. However, yesterday, passengers got to see Zakynthian culture at its best, on board Levante Ferries. Ladies dressed in typical Zakynthian costume welcomed passengers on board the “Kefalonia”, handing out a typical …

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Sergiani around Zakynthos

What Zakynthians call Sergiani (Σεργιάνι). Sergiani meaning stroll or walking around, is a typical traditional way of seranading through the streets of Zakynthos. Friday afternoon we saw the all men’s choir of “Faneromeni” seranading throughout the town. Folklore dancing by the Social Group ” Manolies”  with its dance group “Atzarnto …

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Malliari, a Zakynthian tradition.

In the evening of July 31st, and in view of the Assumption day Lent (15th August) that begins the following day, Zakynthians, as a tradition gathered on the coastal areas of town on from Agio Triatha to Agio Dionysios- most would wander around enjoying the summer night, singing and exchanging conversation, waiting for the …

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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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