Zakynthos, or Zante, is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the Ionian Sea. Located south of Kefalonia, it is world famous for the crystal beaches and the intense nightlife, which makes it a frequent destination for the youth. Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos island, with the golden sand and the exotic blue waters.
Ii is the island of big contrasts for the presence of golden beaches and massive rocky coasts, benefits from a Mediterranean temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers; the generous winter rains favor the growth of thick vegetation and assure a remarkable water reserve.
That is why the island is very “green” and in the past both Homer and the Venetian rulers used to call it “wooded” and “Levant flower”.
The very warm waters that wash the coast favor a particularly long tourist season (from May till the end of October) made Zakynthos an object of international interest especially because in the southern part of the island the CARETTA-CARETTA turtles breed; they are a rare specimen protected by the Greek legislation with a new marine park.
Along the rocky, western coasts the seals Monachus Monachus breed too and they are also protected by the local administrative authorities.
The town is best enjoyed on foot. Explore its paved streets and squares and take your time to really explore the local arts and produce generously available from corner to corner. From bakeries to cafes, local markets, sweet shops, clothes and jewellery boutiques to picturesque neighbourhoods, museums and hidden heritage (like the English cemetery), Zakynthos Town has it all. Zakynthos island has a popular night life also, as lagganas Area, is a main young tourist destination full of Pubs Bars and prevelege Clubs.
From nature explorations, round-trips, sailing and guided tours to discovering traditional delicacies, shopping in the town or taking advantage of family events and entertainment on offer there are plenty of things to do in Zante to satisfy the whole family. Zakynthos is an island of great natural heritage, scenic beauty, artistic influence and diversity combining breathtaking mountainous views with idyllic seasides, busy attractions and reclusive sanctuaries for peace and tranquillity.
It is impossible to find yourself with nothing to do on the island. Whatever your interests and particular needs, there is always space for them in Zakynthos. To fully experience the magic of Zakynthos you need to be yourself. So go on, follow your instincts and be inspired.