Zakynthos Island


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Zakynthos also Zante, the other form often used in English and in Italian, is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is the most southerly of the Ionian Islands and one of the most popular Greek islands.From almost the most International airports via the airport of Athens travelling is available by plane. The flight from Athens last about 45 minutes. There are also charters from European cities in the summer. There are also seaplanes from Corfu and Patras. Frequently daily fairies depart from the port of Kylini on the eastern Peloponnesian coast, to the islnad of Zakynthos.Triangular in shape the island has three distinct geographical areas: the north west is mountainous with quaint traditional mountain villages, the central region is a fertile plain rich with olive groves and vineyards and the south east is characterised by beautiful beaches.The most famous landmark of the island is the Navagio beach. It is a cove on the southwest shore, isolated by high cliffs and accessible only by boats. The beach and sea floor are made of white pebbles, and surrounded by turquoise waters.Numerous “Blue Caves”, are cut into cliffs around Cape Skinari, and accessible only by small boats. Bochali hill above the Zakynthos town contains a small venetian castle, and offers panoramic views onto the town.

Main Attractions:

Zakynthos Marine Park which protects the turtles Caretta- Caretta and the Mediterranea Seals Monachus- Monachus
The Byzantine Museum
The Museum of Agrricultural Tourism

The Enetiko Castle
The shipwreck accessible only by sea
Marathonissi, a small private island
Keri Caves
Bochali, a small village in a castle
The Blue Caves

Main Events:

Annual cultural festival of Zakyntos during summer

Traditional Carnival

Traditional Easter Celebrations

St. Dionisios Celebration on 25th of August

Closest Best Western Hotel

BEST WESTERN Zante Park Hotel – Laganas

BEST WESTERN Galaxy Hotel – Laganas