Zakynthos (Zante) is nicknamed the ‘Flower of the Levant’, named as such by the Venetians who held the island for over three hundred years.
As part of the Ionian isles, Zante is a major tourist destination especially popular with younger visitors but it is increasingly popular with families.
There are so many things to do in Zakynthos, however do not miss out on a trip by boat to Marathonisi where you can see Loggerhead Turtles in a fully protected environment.
In the North of the island you will find Cape Skinari, the location of the famous blue caves which can be accessed by small boats.
A must see is Navagio Beach, an exposed cove sometimes referred to as “Smugglers Cove”, on the coast of Zakynthos.
On 2 October 1980, the coaster MV Panagiotis, ran aground in the waters around Zakynthos Island on Navagio Beach during stormy weather and bad visibility.
Zakynthos Holidays are fantastic no matter what time of year. You will find direct flights throughout the summer or why not stop over in Athens en-route to Zakynthos in winter.
This is an island full of history and fun.