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Greek accommodation closures

The Greek Government have brought in temporary closures in regards to tourist accommodation, relating to Covid 19. The measures, as announced in the Greek Government’s Gazetteovid 19, state that all minor and major seasonal tourist accommodation will close from 15th March 2020 to the 30th April 2020, inclusive. These closures …

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Zakynthos Books! Celebrate World Book Day.

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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Farewell 2019!

As we say goodbye to 2019, and hello to a new year and a new decade, we also celebrate the anniversary of the going live of our website last January. It’s been a very busy year and a lot has happened on the island during 2019. The island dealt with …

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Welcome to Laura Beach House

What is Laura Beach House? Lara Beach House are a family run group of six apartments, located in Alykes, right on the beach with amazing views. There are three apartments that have two bedrooms and two bathrooms accommodating up to seven guests and three apartments that have one bedroom accommodating …

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Ryanair to fly Bologna to Zakynthos in 2020

A new route to Zakynthos, from Bologna in Italy, has been announced by budget airline Ryanair. The new direct route will start in summer 2020 connecting new visitors to the island from Italy. Seats for the route are already on sale and a spokesman for the airline said: “Commencing in …

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Nefis Travel are Award Winners!

Huge congratulations to Nefis Travel  who have announced today that they have been awarded Private Tour Compnay of the Year for the Ionian Islands, Greece, 2020. Its a huge achievement and great news for both Nefis Travel and Zakynthos. The announcement was made on their facebook page today, as below. …

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Ferry updates

The storm that hit the island today has seen the island affected by winds of 75 to 90kph (storm force 9). These winds have caused issues with a number of boat/ferry routes and the passenger ferry to Kefalonia was cancelled due to dangerous seas. Whilst some boats did manage to …

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Breaking: Thomas Cook Brand is bought by Fosun!

It’s been announced today that the tourism company Fosun have bought the Thomas Cook Brand name for around £11million. Fosun were originally a name involved in  potential buyout of Thomas Cook before they collapsed. Fosun is a Chinese company and it is thought that one of their plans may be …

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Fly Bournemouth to Zakynthos for 2020!

Bournemouth airport have today announced that it will operate new flights next summer season to Zakynthos, both TUI and Ryanair operate out of Bournemouth and we understand this new route is with TUI. The announcement came from the Managing Director Stephen Gill who said: “We [Bournemouth Airport] have the infrastructure, …

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Hays Travel buys Thomas Cook stores

This afternoon Hays Travel, a family run UK Travel company, announced that they have bought all 555 Thomas Cook shops in the UK that closed after Thomas Cook collapsed. Hays Travel aim to re-employ old Thomas Cook staff, saving an estimated 2,500 jobs. They also hope to have the stores …

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