Zakynthos

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La Dolce Villa - Zakynthos, Greece

Nestled in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, next to the stunning Gerakas Beach, La Dolce Villa is an exquisite four-bedroom property with its own private rocky beach, idyllic sea views, and colorful landscaped gardens. Finished in rich, rare woods, its Venetian-inspired interiors include an elegant living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a gracefully designed dining room, and four tastefully furnished bedrooms, some with full en-suite facilities and lovely vistas towards the bright, blue Ionian Sea. One of the villa’s highlights is certainly the one-of-a-kind wooden library that opens onto a charming sun-kissed veranda. Additionally, the glorious outdoor terraces are perfect for entertainment, relaxation and alfresco dining.

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Old Synagogue in Zakynthos, a city and a former municipality on the island of Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece. 

During the 18th century, two synagogues were functioning on Zakynthos, the Candiot and the Sephardi. In 1953, the island was struck by a severe earthquake and the fire that followed it destroyed its entire Jewish quarter as well as its two synagogues. By 1954, the Jewish community of Zakynthos was dissolved. There remains only the site of the Candiot Synagogue and a memorial was placed in its courtyard indicating the place. (x

The text of the second image: This holy place, the Synagogue Shalom, destroyed by earthquake in 1953, is written on parchment in the records of our community.

 The third image is a close-up of the two memorials to Mayor Lucas Karrer and Metropolitan Bishop Chrysostomos, who were instrumental in saving the lives of Zakynthian Jews in 1943. See the story here