"Loved by poets, visited by travellers, fought over for centuries."
We think we know the Greek island of Zakynthos and yet the modern, tourist centric island of today only gives visitors a small, tantalising glimpse of what was once a grand and historically important place.
So, how did Zakynthos become the island it is today?
With over a thousand years of history, tradition, and culture to discover, Zakynthos not only had a wealthy and aristocratic past, but at times a treacherous and murderous one too; it was occupied by many nations, plundered by pirates and invaded during World War Two. Interesting seismic events and geological phenomena have created a stunningly beautiful and constantly changing landscape, which has only added to a remarkable history that's not only influenced generations, but also shaped the island into the tourist haven it is today.
With culture and traditions that are very different to the rest of Greece, Zakynthos Flower of the East is a book full of the bygone eras of Zakynthos, as seen through the eyes of its history and those who lived through exciting and turbulent centuries.
From history to archaeology, notable people to important sites, this will be the most comprehensive book ever written about Zakynthos, transporting readers though the centuries, from Myth and Legend, up to modern times.
Book cover note: This is a holding book image and not the actual cover.
Publication date is to be confirmed