Prefecture of Zante (Zakynthos) Local Customs

  • Logger Head Turtle, Zakynthos
    Logger Head Turtle, Zakynthos
    by Balam
  • Volimes mayor (complete with slippers)
    Volimes mayor (complete with slippers)
    by nickandchris
  • Well kept graves
    Well kept graves
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Prefecture of Zante (Zakynthos) Local Customs

  • Caretta Caretta Turtle

    The Caretta Caretta turtle or Loggerhead turtle is so called for its distinctive large head which distinguishes it from other turtles. The loggerhead turtle is the largest hard shelled turtle in the world measuring on average around 120 cm and weighing over 100 kg. Their outer-shell is reddish- brown in colour and their underneath is yellow....

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  • Welcomed By The Major.....

    On a jaunt to Volimes, a village in the north of the island, we met the village Mayor. The village has two parts, Ano and Meso and in 1983 the road from the lower village to the upper part was newly surfaced and of almost motorway quality compared with the road we had just left. Ano Volimes was very quiet and we couldn't find anywhere open for a...

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  • Beach Re-building

    Many beaches in Greece suffer severe damage during winter storms. Often, much of the sand is washed away leaving no beach whatsoever. Come the spring and people are out re-building, doing whatever to return the beach to some state of normality. Here, it would seem sand is being pushed shorewards to replace what has disappeared over the winter. Is...

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  • Well kept graves

    It sounds rather morbid but I like to see a well kept grave yard, this one was really pretty. Candles burning at night was quite eerie though I thought.

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  • AGIOS DIONYSIOS

    Agios Dionysios is regarded as a very friendly saint by the islanders, tradition says that he goes around the island unnoticed, doing good deeds, a bit like Santa Claus but without the giftshis feast day is August 24th and is a day of celebration on Zante, the saint is given a new pair of slippers to replace the ones he is said to have worn out...

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  • CHIMNEY POT BIRDS

    after a very early flight we were tired when we arrived, as the bus trundled around depositing tourists at various hotels it dawned on me that a very large number of houses had metal bird sculptures on their chimney potsalthough rustic they are very attractive in a quirky wayon a windy day we realised that the birds had all moved...........they...

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  • Greek Easter

    One of the nice things (and one of the only real, non-touristical things) I experienced in Zakynthos was Greek Easter. It's later that Roman Easter (somewhere in May) and it's celebrated differently. Every family on the island roasts it own sheep and when it's ready they fire a gun. Therefore you can hear gunshots all day and know when the meat of...

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  • I guess one of the most unique...

    I guess one of the most unique features of Zakynthos are the people, who don't work during the day! Almost all restaurants are closed until 6 pm! The waitors also take a lot of time to bring your food-they are a bit lazy and sometimes it seems like they are on a vacation not you!

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Prefecture of Zante (Zakynthos) Hotels

  • Diana Palace

    Argassi, 29100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Contessina Hotel

    Tsilivi, 29100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Bitzaro Grande Hotel

    CL Zante, Kalamaki, Zakynthos, 29100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Zante Maris Hotel

    , Tsilivi, 291 00, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Mavrikos

    , Tsilivi, 29100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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