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Voting information for UK Citizens abroad

Today Matt Delapp from the Consulate joined Bobby Gee on his Breakfast show on Island FM to discuss voting in the forthcoming UK General Election on12 December 2019. Part of the discussion was as to whether UK citizens living abroad will be able to vote, and how they can register …

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Thomas Cook landing slots bought

It’s been announced that a number of Thomas Cooks landing slots, at five UK airports, have been bought by EasyJet and Jet2. EasyJet have bought Thomas Cooks landing slots at Bristol and Gatwick, reportedly for around £36m, in total the buyout included twelve summer take-off/landing slots, eight winter summer take-off/landing …

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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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National OXI Day, 28 October

National OXI day is one of the most important historical dates in the Greek calendar, not just for Zakynthians, but for Greeks worldwide. Every year it is remembered and traditionally celebrated, staying firmly in the hearts and minds of Greeks everywhere. But what is National OXI day? The 28 October …

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History War Museum, free event this weekend!

This weekend the History War Museum, based at the Galaxy Beach Resort Hotel in Laganas, are running a free event for visitors which is open from 10am to 9pm. The event which is centred on the Greek Special Forces, runs from Saturday 26 October through to Monday 28 October. The …

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Why did Zakynthos move 3cm on 25 October 2018?

A year ago today, Zakynthos was hit by a large 6.8R earthquake. It struck the island on 25 October 2018 at 22.54pm (UTC) The earthquake was 56.9km SW of the island, around 11km deep. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks, a number of which were around 5R, and the aftershocks …

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Saint Dimitrios Day and Zakynthian traditions

Saturday, 26th October is α special celebration, for it’s the start of what Zakynthians would say “Υiortes” meaning celebrations. The 26th of October for Greeks is an important day as they celebrate the Great Martyr Dimitrios.   History of Saint Dimitrios. Dimitrios was a Christian and the only son of …

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