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Coronavirus: Greece Closes Schools, Theaters, Cinemas in Achaea, Zante and Elis

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday evening that emergency preventative measures will be taken in three counties in the West of the country amid Covid19 coronavirus fears. More specifically, the regional units of Achaea, Zakynthos (Zante) and Elis (Ilia) will be...

The Unimaginable Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek Jews of Zakynthos

The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and the incomparable hospitality of its warm-hearted people. However, Greece's beautiful Ionian island is also known to the millions of...

Greece's Damage From Thomas Cook Collapse To Exceed €500 Million

Monday's shocking announcement that the British tourism giant Thomas Cook had collapsed has sparked fears across Europe in the countries where the firm had booked thousands of accommodations and tours, among which Greece holds a prominent place. According to the...

Local Businessmen Demand Full Reopening of Zante's Iconic Navagio Beach

Local businessmen from the Ionian island of Zante (Zakynthos) are demanding the full reopening of the iconic Navagio Beach, which has remained closed since last year over safety concerns. Pavlos Kolokotsas, the mayor of the island, is under increasing pressure from...

New Safety Measures Announced for Zante's Iconic Navagio Beach

A plan to manage visitor safety will be put into place for Greece's iconic Navagio Beach on the island of Zante in response to last summer's landslide which occurred on the beach. Efthimios Lekkas, the president Greece's Geology and Geo-environmental Department,...

Scientists: Zakynthos Earthquake Moved Island By 3 Centimeters

The island of Zakynthos has moved at least three centimeters to the southwest following the strong earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale that shook the island early on Friday. Dr. Athanassios Ganas, Research Director at the Geodynamics Institute of...

Aftershock Activity on Zakynthos Island 'Very High'

The aftershock activity on the island of Zakynthos is very high after the strong earthquake, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, which shook the island early on Friday. Two light quakes (4.2 and 4.5 Richter) woke up the residents early...