Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is considered one of the most beautiful islands in Greece and receives nearly half a million tourists every summer. An island of amazing beauty, color and character; traditional villages surrounded by stunning beaches and the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, was once dubbed ‘The Flower of the Orient’ by the Venetians, thanks to its lush countryside of lemon trees, olive groves, flowers and bougainvillea that cover the entire island.
Zakynthos is an island packed with natural and cultural treasures waiting for you to discover them. With a long history dating back to the Neolithic Age, Zante offers you a fantastic display of interesting sights and activities to enjoy.
Visit Zakynthos Town, the islands capitol, rebuilt in 1953 following an earthquake, and stroll along San Marcos Square, the heart of city and a great spot for a coffee break amid the locals. The town offers many cafes, fantastic restaurants and bars, great shopping, interesting museums and a Venetian Castle located atop the hill above the town, is definitely worth a visit. There are also a number of quaint mountainous villages that dot the countryside, as well as old monasteries and churches for you to explore....read more