Zakynthos, commonly known as Zante, is a Greek island in the midst of the Southern Ionian Sea. Zante belongs to the Ionian Island group which has led to a heavy Italian influence on it’s history and culture.
Zante plays host to a breathtaking natural landscape and magical beaches. If you have ever seen photos of Zante, the chances are it included a view of Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach- the island’s trademark!
Pictures and postcards simply do not do the beauty of this iconic scene justice, it is a must see during your Zante holiday!
Besides the Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach there are many sights to see in Zante, each one with a distinctive beauty. It is a lively island with a hospitable people which will leave any visitor speechless. Take a drive to the cliff face above the beach for an incredible view and photo opportunity and also catch a boat to the beach itself and take a dip in the crystal clear waters.
There are plenty of things to do and explore in Zante. Boasting 123 km of coastline, no one should miss the chance to visit as many beaches and landmarks as possible. The beaches are extraordinary with surprising turquoise colours and crystal-clear refreshing waters. Another Zante staple is the endangered Caretta Caretta sea turtles. These amazing creatures lay their eggs on the beaches during spring and summer and you might get lucky enough to see them getting out of the sea to lay their eggs but be sure not to disturb them!
As for attractions, Zante owns several museums, historic castles, imposing temples and more gems, hidden or not, that stimulate visitors. The reality is you will never run out of options in Zante, there is something for everyone, you can experience various activities, such as exciting water sports, scuba diving, horse-riding and of course partying! Another huge asset is the Zakynthian cuisine. If you haven’t tasted it yet, get ready for a new taste experience. Zante is renowned for its traditional products, among them the traditional sweets, the local cheese and the fine wine varieties that can be tasted in welcoming wineries too.
Zante is a perfect destination for everyone, whether you travel with family or friends. It is a traditional island that combines placidity and liveliness. There are all kinds of facilities and amenities, a big variety of accommodation options, many shops and entertaining activities but peaceful resorts as well. The stunning natural beauty is undeniable in every corner. Zante is one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide for its unique characteristics and unrivaled images.