Tuesday, March 21, 2017


In my previous post I told you that I'm moving to Zakynthos in Greece to work there for the summer (you weren't dreaming when you read that!). But I didn't tell you exactly where it is that I'm moving... It's not a secret but I wanted to give you a little time to catch your breath from this shocking news ;-). So today I will give you some details about my home away from home.
A little boat bobbing on the Ionian waves
Zakynthos lies in the eastern part of the Ionian sea, around 20 km west of the Greek mainland. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands, after Kefalonia and Corfu. If you're looking for a beautiful tranquil resort from where you can explore the rest of the island Zakynthos, the place where I'll be living is pretty much perfect for you. I speak from experience because I stayed here with my parents last year. Here you will find all that you wish for: a narrow beach where you can hire a boat and enjoy the sun, a boulevard with plenty of restaurants, supermarkets and rental shops; everything you need within walking distance. It's a friendly, small and quiet place by the seaside. I'm describing the village that is Agios Sostis.
Agios Sostis, Zakynthos, Greece

I included this map to give you an idea of where on Zakynthos I'll be staying. The capital is also called Zakynthos and is located on the east side of the island. Agios Sostis is only a 12 km ride away from Zakynthos town. The more touristy and popular town Laganas is nearby. You can easily walk or bike there as it is a 2 km distance. If you're interested to see more of the village Agios Sostis itself: this link will lead you to a video that gives an overview of what the surroundings look like. Of course you can also just keep an eye out for my blog posts the coming months. The airport is 9 km away from Agios Sostis. I bought an airplane ticket from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zakynthos but there is another way to get to the island. Multiple ferries go to and from Zakynthos. From the Greek mainland, from neighbouring island Kefalonia and from Italy as well. I chose the convenience of a plane because I'm bringing quite a lot of luggage with me (don't hold your breath)... but I think a ferry is also a fun way to travel through or to Greece.

On a side note: only 28 nights till the start of my journey!

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