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    AROUND THE ISLAND IN 1 DAY
    by whitecliff62
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    AROUND THE ISLAND IN 1 DAY

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 11, 2006

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    AROUND THE ISLAND IN 1 DAY

    Favorite thing: Please do not miss the boat trip around this beautifull island. All the boats leave from here, Zante town harbour and go right round the island back to the harbour in an anti clockwork direction, thats because it gets quite choppy sometimes in the afternoon.

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    Watersports

    by kentishgirl Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Turtles lay their eggs on Laganas Bay during the summer months, so there are NO watersports at all here then to protect them.
    If you want watersports the best place to go in Argassi, the beach isnt as nice as the one in Laganas, its much narrower, but still nice and they offer all the usual watersports.

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    HISTORY

    by vago1 Written Dec 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The first inhabitant of the island was Prince Zakynthos.Thereafter, the island was inhabited by the Arcadians, by King Arkisos of Cephalonia, by the Macedonians, and by the Romans. Under the command of a Roman governor, the island was granted the right to be governed by its own laws. Constantine the Great, during the Byzantine era, included Zakynthos in the province of Illyria. During this time the island suffered from pirates and, later on, also from the Crusaders. In 1084, the island was occupied by the Venetians; and then by the French. In 1485, the Venetians occupied the island again and called back the inhabitants to their fields and homes. With the French evolution the Zakynthians brought the ideals of social equity and justice on the island. On July 4, 1797, the French democratic flag was raised on the castle of Zakynthos. In October 1798, the Turkish fleet besieged Zakynthos. On March 21, 1800, a treaty between Turkey and Russia established the first independent Greek State of the Seven Islands and was effective for seven years. In 1809, the British fleet occupied Zakynthos, and Zakynthos then became the titular capital of the Ionian State. At the same time, the rest of Greece was under Turkish occupation. With a base in Zakynthos, the Philiki Etairia (Company of Friends) promoted the rebellion against the Turks. In 1830, Greece came independent. Then the Zakynthians under leadership of Constantine Lamvardos carried on the struggle for the union with Greece. Finally, on May 21 in 1864, the Greek flag was raised on the island. During World War II, the Italians and the Germans occupied Zakynthos until its liberation..
    The big earthquake in 1953, together with a seven-day firestorm, destroyed most of the monuments of cultural development on the island.

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    BEACHES & MOUNTAINS

    by vago1 Written Dec 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Have a swim at the wide sandy beaches in the company of sea turtles, go snorkelling or scuba diving between rocks and in underwater caves.
    Take a sailboat out or go surfing. Make a trekking-tour in the mountain-areas.
    Enjoy the great weather and let yourself be swept away by the rhythms of Zakynthian life, joining the hospitable people of this island.

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  • be relaxed

    by nitty Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: relaxing on the beach

    Fondest memory: going to the blue caves in a small wooden fishing boat. got there early and only my family on the boat. had all the caves to our selves and as the boat was so small we could get right inside the small caves.

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  • The Picture That Sold A Thousand Holidays...

    by msflossy007 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Shipwreck

    Favorite thing: Zakynthos is most famous for the 'Ship Wreck' cove in the rugged North of the island. A smugglers vessel got washed up on this breathtakingly beautiful beach during a storm and now lies partly burried in the sand. It is the picture that sold a thousand holidays and is a must see for any visitor to Zakynthos.

    Fondest memory: Zakynthos is lapped by the clear, blue Ionian sea and there are many gently shelving sandy beaches, which are perfect for swimming. The climate is warm and sunny, with wonderful fruit in abundance. The food is excellent - a fusion of Italian and Greek cuisine - delicious. But, best of all the people are so warm and friendly.

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    Visit Popeyes in Tsilivi...

    by mary_birt Written Sep 22, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Popeyes in Tsilivi Zakinthos (Zante) you will be made so welcome, find all the secluded beeches, there are quite a few. You won't want to come home.

    Fondest memory: Tsilivi on the island of Zakynthos (Zante)
    People were great,food was great, every thing about the island is great.
    Fondest memories are the evenings we spent in Popeyes restaurant and travelling round the island on motorbikes,

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    Weddings in Zante

    by wishyouwherehere Written Jun 23, 2003
    Mt Brother & his new Wife

    Favorite thing: My brother got married in alykes in Zante, the wedding was organised by some Greek friends. The wedding was great.

    Fondest memory: The Wedding

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    Go to the beach at 6 a.m.!

    by Marietje Written Jun 8, 2003

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    beach

    Favorite thing: If you want to see the most beautiful sunrise : just get up very early and go to the beach in Laganas!

    Fondest memory: Being alone on the beach so early, with all these magnificent colours ...whah!

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