as the Venetians called the island: The Flower of the East

Welcome to Zakynthos!

A beautiful green island in Greece, surrounded by the clear blue water of the Ionian Sea.


Vacation in Zante

Zakynthos, also known by its Italian name Zante, is an island of two stories. The southern and southeastern shorelines are dominated by heavy tourism, although even here there are some attractive lower-key bases hiding just out of sight of the larger, run-of-the-mill resorts; examples include Keri and Limni Keriou in the remoter southwest. Once you leave the south behind, however, and set off to explore the rest of the island, you'll discover a different place altogether. It's one where plenty of forested wilderness and traditional rural villages remain, but it’s the spectacular scenery of the rugged west coast, where mighty limestone cliffs plummet down to unreal turquoise waters, that’s the true highlight.

Natural beauty and exotic emerald water

Destination to Go

Enjoy the great weather on the sunniest island in the Mediterranean, and let yourself be swept away by the rhythms of Zakynthian life, joining the hospitable people of this island.

But that's not all. Zakynthos (its total size is 406 square km) has much more to offer, so use the special links on the navigation board to see the aspects of this island of sea turtles, in which you may have an interest.

Have a swim at the wide sandy beaches in the company of sea turtles, go snorkelling or scuba diving between rocks and in underwater caves.

Sea turtles have chosen Zakynthos

Caretta Caretta

You may even find yourself swimming alongside the beautiful loggerhead sea turtles which use the soft sand of the south coast beaches as their nesting grounds. Sadly the turtles, which have been migrating to these shores from Africa for thousands of years, are now one of Europe 's most endangered species primarily because of the ravages of mass tourism. Environmentalists are increasingly finding themselves at loggerheads with the tourist industry which has fiercely resisted various controls designed to protect the turtles.

The tourists themselves will ultimately have to take responsibility for the demise or survival of these delightful creatures. Rules such as the ban on visiting designated areas from dusk till dawn during the breeding season should be strictly observed.

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Zakynthos is famous for its spectacular coastline.

With the mild Mediterranean climate the island is known for dense and rich vegetation and beautiful sandy beaches.
The colour of the sea here varies from deep blue to light turquoise and the change of colour sometimes happens within a few meters.
Boasting a series of hidden coves, bays and beautiful beaches its not surprising the island is popular. The Zakynthos beaches, magnificent in their majority, compliment the atmospheric backdrop featuring the island in its entirety. Isolated or cosmopolitan, organized or hidden from public view with golden sand or white pebbles, the choice is endless.
We would like to suggest some of the best beaches such as Gerakas beach, Banana beach, Dafni beach, kalamaki beach, Laganas beach, Porto Zoro, Alikes, Xigia, Agios Sostis,Keri beach.
If you are looking for something dramatic and bold then you should not miss Porto Limnionas and Porto Roxa.

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