A Greek chorus of delight

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The Greek island of Zakynthos, which the Venetians called the Flower of the Orient

The Ionian island of Zakynthos offers idyllic coastlines, a wonderfully relaxed ambience and a wealth of history, although it’s not all paradise, writes Isabel Conway

The Greek sky turns an ominous dark grey, then navy blue, and a mini-twister appears to be taking shape on the horizon. Homer’s “great gulf battered by winds of every direction” has eerily come to life on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, more renowned for sparkling azure seas and golden sunsets than Irish-style summers.

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