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Delays at Zakynthos Port

Zakynthos Informer team member Louise has reported live from the Port of Zakynthos that there are some ferry delays at the Port today. Stuck at the port awaiting the ferry, on her way to the Gisotra Competition, Louise updated us on chaotic scenes that were said to be due to …

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Descendants of the Sun comes to Netflix!

In 2015 a Korean film crew visited Zakynthos to film scenes for what is now a popular TV asian drama called Descendants of the Sun. The series centres around the characters main Captain Shi-Jin and Dr Mo-Yeon who meet in a hospital and fall in love, but he is sent …

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WWF to visit the Ionian islands

This month the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)  will visit Zakynthos on its boat the Blue Panda. The visit is part of a Mediterranean tour that will aim to raise awareness of the detrimental environmental affects that oil extraction has on the oceans and marine life. The tour will also highlight …

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Summer strikes at UK airports

Unite union have announced that a number of strikes will take place at UK airports this summer. Heathrow Airport A dispute of pay means that around 4,000 Heathrow Airport employees, including drivers, engineers, passenger service operatives, and security guards at will go on strike on the following dates: 26 July …

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New reusable fabric bags for Ithaca residents

Mayoral elections haven’t just taken place on Zakynthos recently, it’s been reported that the Mayor of Ithaca, Dionisis Stanitsas was re-elected and shortly after, handed out reusable fabric bags to local students. The Mayoral authorities have decided to ban plastic bags and will replace them with fabric bags, which have …

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A family pay tribute

The family of Matthew Jeffery from Somerset, UK, who died due to injuries sustained after an incident in Laganas, have been paying tribute to him. Somerset Live reports that family friends have shared photos with them on behalf of the family, including a tribute describing Matthew as a kind and …

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Laganas victim dies after assault

Earlier in the week we reported that a 35yr old visitor to the island had been injured and taken to hospital in Athens after a serious assault. We are extremely shocked and saddened to learn that the man, from Somerset in the UK, has now passed away. Our thoughts and …

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Greek Accommodation Tax

In January 2018 an Accommodation Tax came into effect, to be paid by all holidaymakers/tourists visiting Greece. The tax is payable by all guests upon arrival at check-in, (or to the renter) either by cash or card (please ensure that you also ask for a receipt).  This tax is payable …

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TUI announce new Sensimar hotels across Greece

This week TUI announced that a number of new hotels will open across Greece this summer. One of them will be the new TUI Sensimar Zante Maris in the resort of Tsilivi. The Sensimar Zante Maris will be part of a group of new Sensimar hotels and other locations include …

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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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