As holidaymakers touch down on the island of Zakynthos they see an idyllic green land filled with olive and cypress trees, and a coastline that’s hugged by crystal turquoise seas, just waiting to be explored, but it hasn’t always been that way. Whilst it has always been a green, verdant land with a beautiful coastline, Zakynthos’ past is a varied and at times treacherous one, filled with tales of murder, mayhem and conquer, that dates back centuries. It has undergone so many changes since those first days of habitation and been fought over by many countries, but it is these different eras that have ultimately created the island that Zakynthos is today.
A Treacherous and murderous past- Zakynthos Informer
Updated: Nov 17