ZAKYNTHOS: The world’s largest Greek flag has a surface area of 670 square metres

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The world’s largest Greek flag is situated in Keri,  on the island of Zakynthos, has surface area of 670 square metres (7,000 square feet ) weighs  around 80 kilograms (176 pounds)  and requires an electric motor to be raised according to Atlas Obscura.

The flag was the idea of the Liveris family, who in 2006 decided to make a giant Greek flag to  to fly over their family restaurant in the hope of attracting customers.

“On May 20, 2007, the flag qualified as the largest flag by the Guinness Book of World Records. However, since achieving that distinction, several other countries have usurped this claim to fame including the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Bolivia.

“Although it’s no longer the world’s largest flying flag, this is still the largest Greek flag in the world. With its clifftop location, beautiful blue waters, and blue skies above, it’s an impressive sight to behold.

“The steel flag pole is 164 feet (50 meters) tall. At the base, the circumference is around 39 inches (one meter), while at the top it reduces to only 25 centimeters. The flag pole was specially produced in China before being shipped to Zakynthos.”

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