Meeting local people – the best experience in Zakynthos

People come to Zakynthos for its great weather and outstanding scenery. I came here primarily to meet my family but then, like everyone else, to enjoy this beautiful island. This is truly a spectacular place, but the most memorable moment for me was meeting local people of Taverna Faros at Schinari Cape. Upon arrival, we were invited inside to point out which fish we wanted for dinner. Then we got to meet the owner who caught the fish that morning and was going to cook it for us. We also met his wife and I believe their daughter and granddaughter. We had a nice size shot of Ouzo which took care of the language barrier. I never liked Ouzo but this moment was so special I thought I changed my mind. It did not matter much what we were saying. What mattered was the fact that we felt connected and became a part of each other lives. I got to see their kitchen and our fish being cooked. Never in my life I received such a warm welcome by complete strangers. Our dinner and scenery were outstanding!

Special thanks to Hanna Zielinska for taking all these great photos!

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which one for dinner?

which one for dinner?

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Kuba enjoying his fish

Kuba enjoying his fish

dining with the view!

dining with the view!

a short walk down from the tavern

a short walk down from the tavern

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