Zakynthos “the flower of the East”
The island of Zakynthos is known to all over the world for its lifestyle, mirth and songs. Guests can have a pleasant stay with many memorable experiences. To know the culture, the idyllic beaches of Zakynthos, its cuisine and experience the unique lifestyle of Ionian Island. Zakynthos is the southernmost island of the Ionian Islands and is situated on the south of Cephalonia and west of the Peloponnese.
Zakynthos has many clean sandy beaches, mostly are in southern and eastern coasts, many of which are located in quiet coves and bays. The largest resort in Zante is Laganas in the south, with a big, spectacular beach, 5 km long!
The island is known also of the sea turtle Caretta and the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus. So in Zakynthos was established for protection in the bay of Laganas, the National Marine Park.
Discover the island with its endless beauty!
The island of Zakynthos (or Zante) is known to all over the world for its lifestyle, mirth and songs. Guests can have a pleasant stay with many memorable experiences. To know the culture, the idyllic beaches of Zakynthos, its cuisine and experience the unique lifestyle of Ionian Island.
Zakynthos is the southernmost island of the Ionian Islands and is situated on the south of Cephalonia and west of the Peloponnese.
The most famous and most photographed beach in Zante!
Located on the north side of the island, beach access is only possible by boat, but you can go by car in a special balcony that has been built and you can admire the magnificent view from above.
Be enchanted by the white sand and clear turquoise waters!
This place named “Wreck” because on this beach in 1983 a ship that carrying contraband cigarettes persecuted by the Coast Guard and was wrecked at this point of the coast.
Distance from Zante Town to this place is about 30 km, this is 45 minutes. Drive away from various parts of the island you can get the boats organized tours to Shipwreck.
The Blue Caves are located in north of the island these are one of the best sites.
The only way to go there is by boat, you can either rent one or go with one throughout the island and make frequent.
The closest point to the Blue Caves is the port of Agios Nikolaos, near the village Volimes, on the north coast of Zakynthos.
The Xigia is located on the north side of the island and is known with its spa!
The water of the beach Xigia contains sulfur which gives it the status of natural spa. Thanks to this advantage the water is good for the skin, removes cellulite, and relieves arthritis, rheumatism and various other properties beneficial to our health.
The beach is accessible by car and there is parking nearby. It is a small and secluded beach ideal for quiet and relaxing moments.
– Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos
The museum contains a superb collection of icons dating from the Byzantine era, and carved wooden screens, murals, sculptures from the Hellenistic, Byzantine and post-Byzantine period. The museum is even a detailed model of the town of Zakynthos at the period 1930-1950.
Location: square Solomos, Zakynthos town.
– The nightlife of Zakynthos is exciting and has much to offer
You will find countless bars and nightclubs, with different kinds of music, dancing and all kinds of drinks and cocktails. The nightlife of the island is concentrated in the famous seaside resorts of Argassi, Laganas, Alykes and Tsilivi. In the city of the island there are many clubs and bars, many restaurants, taverns and cafes.
Zakynthos is the island of serenades and operetta. Here all the emotions dress with notes!
How could anyone not adore Zakynthos?
This island has everythig: History, attractions, towering mountains, lush forests and fertile plains, endless beaches and turquoise waters. Together they embody the dream of every summer imaginative traveler.
Visit Zakynthos and discover the paradise of the Ionian Islands!
How to get to Zakynthos:
The international airport Dionysios Solomos is 4 km from the town of Zakynthos. The island has daily flights to the new Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, flying with the Olympic air. Flight time is approximately 45 minutes.
– Also, a large number of charter flights arriving in the summer months.
– There is no bus service to and from the airport.
– The carriage of passengers is by taxi.
KYLLINI – Zakynthos
The Island is connected by ferry to the port of Kyllini, located on the northwest coast of the Peloponnese. There are at least 4 daily routes. The distance is 18 nautical miles and the trip takes about 1 hour.
INFORMATION – RESERVATIONS
Consortium Zakynthos Ferries: Tel.: +30 26950 – 22083 / 48267 / 41500
Agency Killini: Tel.: 26230 to 92422, 92100, 92385
* the services of the ferry-boat changed regularly. If you have a car it is advisable to book early.
ATHENS – Zakynthos
The buses operate daily to the port of Kyllini, located on the northwest coast of the Peloponnese. The distance from Athens Kyllini is 286 km and the trip takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
INFORMATION – RESERVATIONS
Athens: Bus Station: Kifissou 100, Tel.: 30 210-5129432
Zakynthos Zante Bus, tel: +30 26950 – 22255, 42656