Zakynthos, or more commonly called Zante, belongs to the Ionian islands. The Venetians called the island "Fioro di Levante", which means "Flower of the Orient". The reason being, its rich and dense vegetation, its particularly fertile plains, and its mountains that are covered with pines. This rich vegetation of Zakynthos is affected by the mild Mediterranean climate of the island, that is characterized by a high level of rainfall in winter and lot of sunshine in summer. Due to the intense rainfall, during the winter, Zakynthos is a very fertile island and thus, its agricultural production is crucial. The main products cultivated in the island are olives, vineyards and citrus. Besides agriculture, another source of income for the inhabitants of the island, comes from the increasing tourism.
I'll never step ashore and feel your beach the way I felt it as a barefoot child, or see you waver in the windy reach of goddess-bearing sea. You were the island Venus made with her first smile, Zakynthos, the moment she was born. No song embraced your leafy sky, not even his who sang the fatal storm and how Ulysses, his misfortunes past and beautiful with fame, sailed home at last.
Some will not return: I too offend the powers that be, am banned from home. Oh maternal land, my words are all I have to send to you