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Zakynthos (Zante) Island is almost triangular in shape, with two green mountainous promontories extending into the sea to form the huge bay of Laganas.

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Traditional Music in Zakynthos
The people of Zakynthos (Zante) adore dancing, singing and music. During the Venetian Rule, the locals used wind instruments, which was a cause of their later influence by the Italian musical traditions. Thus they imported their strings from nearby Italy. The island\'s characteristic music is "Kandatha", sung in the streets of the town with the accompaniment of the mandoline, the guitar and improvised lyrics and "arekia", which was an influence from Creatan musical traditions. Today, on the island is a multitude of orchestras of mandolines, following in the steps of the f...