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The House in Koukla

When I tell people that we’re planning on spending four months ungainfully unemployed in Zakynthos I’m often met with stares of astonishment.  We realise we’re being a bit irresponsible and that the mortgage isn’t going to disappear by itself but… well, at some point in your life you just need to shake things up a bit. 292 more words


An Afternoon in Marathias

We arrived to Zakynthos, “Zante” in Italian, an island in the Ionian Sea, by boat. The island is said to be named after Zacynthos, son of legendary Arcadian chief Dardanos (there’s some wikipedia etymology for ya).  216 more words


Zakynthos: Flower of the East

This is a little article I wrote about Zakynthos…

The little boat speeds out of the v-shaped harbour of Vromi. Ahead a larger boat is waiting for us, its engines idling, the passengers on board curiously regarding us.   1,270 more words