Zakynthos, Zante or Fiori di levande
Zakynthos,or Zante, is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its only municipality. Zakynthos is a tourist destination, with an international airport served by charter flights from northern Europe. The island's nickname is "The flower of the Levant", bestowed upon it by the Venetians who were in possession of Zakynthos from 1484–1797
Zakynthos,or Zante, is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its only municipality.
Zakynthos is a tourist destination, with an international airport served by charter flights from northern Europe. The island's nickname is "The flower of the Levant", bestowed upon it by the Venetians who were in possession of Zakynthos from 1484–1797 source wiki and it is an Ionian island, endowed with nature and its geographical location so, that one can also visit the rest of the Ionian islands very easily.
An island that has experienced great spiritual growth in the past, in literature, poetry and intellectual arts. Homeland of the poet Dionysios Solomos.
The summer dream comes alive as one faces the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, the endless beaches, its green forests and the delicious Zakynthian cuisine.
Places for walks and photos:
BOHALI: Because it is must for its panoramic view! Old houses and narrow alleys, the chapel of Zoodochos Pigi, coffee shops and restaurants where musicians serenade and the panoramic view to Argasi, to the port and to Laganas bay, compile the most majestic paint of Zakynthos!
Chora of Zante:
Must the holy church of St. Dionisios with his relic inside it. It is one of the biggest orthodox pilgrimage ,all over the year!
The Central Square with the museum of the great poet Dionisios Solomos and its amazing coffee-bars!
Roma Street: A tiled street with wonderful shops for the lovers of shopping!
Tsilivi is located about 5 km from Zakynthos. We went for a walk in the afternoon. Quiet area with a variety of café-bars and restaurants. If you are looking for peace you can stay in one of the hotels or appartment there. It is very nice and cozy village.
Here is the pandemonium! If you are prepared for big hangovers then Laganas is your paradise! Many tourist shops, cafe, places for doing tatooes, lucky games, kart e.t.c Take a look of the photos and decide..... Amazing beach too!
Photo at night
Laganas beach view from our hotel
If you want to swim side by side with seaturtles then go for swimming to Laganas beach. See and decide!
Where we went for swimming and watersports? Read, see and decide:
Banana beach: A sandy beach with variety of watersports such as banana, jet-ski, UFO, flying fish e.t.c. We have done parasailing! Amazing!
Navagio beach and blue caves: One of the reasons that the island of Zakynthos is so popular. The exotic landscape, water crystal and blue and the summer dream is coming alive! One of the most exotic beaches i have ever been! When the nature creates the human being, just standing and watch! Amazing! Tip: If you have your own transport, drive to the Agios Nikolaos beach close to Volimes in the norh side of the island. There, you can rent a boat and go to Navagio beach in cheaper price. Bargain a little bit, maybe you will find them in a good mood.
Marathonisi: Worth a visit. Rent a boat from Lagana for about 40euro and sail. The boats don' t need driving license as the distance isn' t long. It has two small beaches with caves! Good for photos and swim away from the crowd.
We have visited Zakynthos island twice. Both of the times we stayed in Best Western Galaxy Hotel in Laganas in front of the beach and we were perfectly happy! 5 star vacation in front of the beach swimming side by side with the Caretta Caretta! In the evening time, we tasted our drinks as we watched the sun set behind Marathonisi! For that reason i recommend it without any hesitation! The owners so friendly, the staff well trained and its food so tasty..... local, authentic Zakynthinian cousine! Member of Zante Group with a travel agency in case you need something more! Push its logo for visit the travel agency for more... Few meters away there is also a sister hotel Zante Park Resort and Spa with the same owners for the next time! Amazing too! 5 star for cleaning services and for the SEF!!! Highly recommended!!! Thank you all for your services and for my daughter' s birthday cake!