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Zakynthos

Oldest Public Library in Greece Renovated

The oldest public library in Greece, the Public Historical Library of Zakynthos, has been renovated. The library was established in 1628 by the Venetians who owned the island. Currently, it hosts 50,000 rare editions and 20,000 books of the last decades. The...

Greece Takes Conde Nast Award for "Europe's Best Islands"

Last week, the major publication Condé Nast Traveler released the results of their 2020 Reader's Choice Awards Survey -- and naturally, Greece dominated the category of "Europe's Best Islands." Over 600,000 travelers voted online in the 33rd Readers' Choice Awards, sharing...

UK Says Travelers Returning from Zakynthos, Lesvos and Santorini Need Not Isolate

In a surprise move, the government of the United Kingdom on Thursday removed the stipulation that UK travelers must self-isolate after returning from the Greek islands of Zakynthos, Serifos, Lesvos, Tinos and Santorini as of 4 AM on Saturday,...

Wildfire Rages on Zakynthos Island

Greek firefighters are trying to contain a large wildfire that broke out near the village of Volimes, on the island of Zakynthos, on Sunday afternoon. The fire, which is burning in a wooded area near the village, is being aided...

Ianos: Three Dead in Thessaly; Widespread Destruction Around the Country

Since it made landfall in Greece on Thursday, the rare Mediterranean hurricane Ianos has caused the deaths of three people in Thessaly and widespread destruction around the country. In the region of Thessaly, located south of Macedonia, entire towns were...

Medicane Ianos Lashes Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Zakynthos, Causing Floods, Blackouts, Fallen Trees

The Ionian islands Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos found themselves in the vortex of the severe weather system "Ianos" during Thursday night, with power outages in several areas due to the strong winds and fallen trees it brought with it. The...

Greece's Ionian Islands Brace for Hurricane-Force Winds of Medicane "Ianos"

The Civil Protection Secretariat of Greece's Ionian Islands issued a warning on Thursday urging the restriction of people's movement on the island of Zakynthos beginning on Thursday evening and lasting until late night on Friday, in view of "Medicane" Ianos'...

Unusually High Numbers of Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nests in Mediterranean This Year

According to ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, 2020 has seen an unusually high number of loggerhead sea turtle nests in waters around Greece and in the Mediterranean as a whole. After surveying the 75 km (47 miles)...