Zakynthos News (22)
For this summer, the ferry schedules from Bari to Zakynthos are starting from July 21st. In overall, 7 departures have been scheduled for the ferry line Bari-Kefalonia-Zakynthos for high season 2014.
A British tourist aged 18 lost his life last night, as he was stabbed in the heart by a local taxi driver in the tourist resort of Laganas!
Easy Jet is sending people in Zakynthos next week to examine the possibility to include the island in its route map.
The mayor of Artemisia Municipality on Zakynthos announced the inclusion of the Holy Temple of Agia Mavra among the Byzantine Museums of the island, so that it will be easier to finance its restoration.
According to the religious authorities of the island, works in the church of Agia Marva in Macherado village will start soon in order to restore the church to its old glory.
The students of Kalamaki Nursery School took an important initiative last Friday, cleaning the beach of Kalamaki from rubbish.
The municipality of Laganas on Zakynthos has decided to clean the beaches of the area, after the problems caused by the intense weather conditions this winter.
An earthquake of 3,9 in the Richter Scale hit the island of Zakynthos early today morning and its centre was in the sea area south of the island.
Today, December 17th, Zakynthos celebrates its patron saint, Agios Dionysios. Holy Masses will be held in every church all over the island, while the most glorious Mass will take place in the Cathedral of Agios Dionysios in Zakynthos town.
As announced by the local authorities, the new hospital of Zakynthos is expected to be ready by summer 2009. This work is vital for the island, as it will help a lot its residents and visitors.
Zakynthos will soon have its own educational workshop for people with special needs. It will be housed in the former primary school of Lithakia village and it will start working from September 2009.
Every year, the owners of the olive presses of Zakynthos would receive complaints about polluting the environment with the juices from the olives and they would get fines for that. To deal with this problem, they built a factory of ecological elaboration of the olive oil.
The first theatrical scene of Zakynthos is expected to have been built in Sarakinado village by the end of December.
After 20 years of discusions and plans, the new marine of Zakynthos has been auctioned. If things go well, it is expected to be ready before the next summer.
The National Marine Park of Zakynthos and the French Fashion House HERMES will cooperate to launch a collection of neckerchieves with the depiction of the Caretta-Caretta sea turtle on them. Part of the incomes will be given for the financing of the Marine Park.
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