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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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Lent and Zakynthian Traditions

Today’s events are slowly coming to an end, APOKRIES….. the Zakynthian spirit was kept alive and through many who attended the Carnival, a blessing that our traditions are still kept alive. Kathara Devtera = Καθαρά Δευτέρα Tomorrow is the first official day of Great Lent. It is a day which …

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Holy Wednesday in Zakynthos.

Holy Wednesday in Zakynthos.   Holy Wednesday is about the plot to kill Jesus and also repent for our sins. On the Wednesday before his death, Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the Leper. As they sat at the supper table, a woman named Mary anointed Jesus’ head …

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Easter finally

Last night was what we call the Epitaph. Zakynthians pay tribute to Christ. You will notice that a tomb like structure will be carved out of wood and a repilica of Christ will be laid down within the tomb, as the replica is surrounded in flower petals. Standing next to …

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Holy Week in Zakynthos

Easter in Zakynthos is one of the most traditional, spiritual and eventful celebrations throughout Greece. Preparations around the town and in the villages will soon take place, if not already.  Although this year the weather has been holding those preparations back, with news that the weather is going to be …

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