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Zakynthos is rich in the arts, culture and music. The people of Zakynthos in general are extremely talented and skilled. I have found the people of Zakynthos to be optimistic, friendly, happy, and hospitable people. It is the friendliness and hospitality of the people of Zakynthos that draws ever more visitors to Zante island, with many tourists returning year after year.

Zakynthos is a developing island in many ways Ė over recent years tourism has changed the face of the island with new hotels, villas and resort developments. In light of this, many of the people of Zakynthos are determined to preserve a delicate balance between the past and the present, between tradition and progress, in order that the island and her people will remain uniquely gifted and inspiring.

During your holiday in Zakynthos you are bound to experience the traditional charm of the local people and their culture. One of the main local traditions is singing the kandathas of Zakynthos. At a number of local tavernas you will enjoy being serenaded by local singers and brilliant melodies. You can also participate in a Greek dancing evening to get a real flavour for the local dance and costume. There are also art galleries and ceramic exhibitions where you can admire the work of Zante artists.

The people of Zakynthos are warm and friendly, and will always go out of their way to ensure that you have a brilliant holiday and a lovely stay on their island. Zakynthos has the highest number of sunshine hours in the Mediterranean and the people of Zakynthos are equally as warm and sunny!

As any seasoned traveller knows, itís the people who meet and greet you who really make your stay. With a settled population estimated to be around 45,000, the people of Zakynthos are warm and welcoming, artistic and talented, with a great sense of humour. Whether youíre staying in self-contained accommodation, or in larger hotels, you can be sure that the people of Zakynthos will go out of their way to meet your needs and ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday on the Greek island of Zakynthos in the Ionion Sea.

Zante has a rich history, including a number of famous artists, poets, and musicians. The national poet, Dionisios Solomos, was a Zakynthian. Today the people of Zakynthos still reflect this talent in regards to the arts and music. With a unique traditional style, Zakynthos is often referred to as the Greek Island of intellect, art and culture.

During your holiday in Zakynthos, you will be able to find a number of traditional tavernas where local people sing and dance. An evening spent listening to traditional Zakynthian kandathes, love songs, is bound to add a delightful touch to your holiday in Zante. Areklia restaurant, on the Krioneri road out of Zante Town, is mostly frequented by locals. Here the tables are serenaded by singers and musicians as you eat. You will get a real feel for the lively Zakynthian spirit here at Areklia, as many of the locals join in with the songs.

As you travel out of the resorts, you will meet many local people along the way. The charming old ladies stitching their tapestries on the side of the road, and the Greek Orthodox priests walking through the streets in their priestly robes, all add to the charm of this idyllic Greek Island holiday destination.

Whether youíre staying in self-contained accommodation, or in larger hotels, you can be sure that the people of Zakynthos will go out of their way to meet your needs and ensure that you have an enjoyable stay.

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