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Zakynthos is an island with strong cultural tradition. Here he was born and wrote the national anthem Dionysios Solomos, national poet of the Greeks. Besides Solomos, in Zakynthos was born Andreas Kalvos and Hugo Foscolo. Theater and music are an important part in the life of the locals of the island. Here you will hear the well-known "Kantades" and "Arekies" and you will see the so-called "Omilies" (street theater).
Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands (after Kefalonia and Corfu) and second in population. The "Zante" or "Flower of Levante" (Flower of the East) has an area of 406 square kilometers. The population amounts to 40.650 inhabitants.
The attractions are numerous since the island possesses remarkable beauty. The island has beautiful beaches. In these beaches, especially in Laganas Bay lays its eggs the sea turtle "Caretta-Caretta".
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