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Zakynthos, or Zante as it is more commonly known, is one of the favourite Greek islands, as it is reputedly the sunniest of all the Greek islands. Also the most southerly of the Ionian Islands, its beautiful scenery and excellent sandy beaches make it an ideal holiday destination. Zakynthos is also one of the greenest of the Greek islands, blossoming in both the early spring and late September to produce a carpet of wild flowers on the hillsides that lasts throughout the holiday season. During Venetian rule, the island was referred to as Fiore de Levante, Flower of the East.

Despite being badly damaged by the disastrous earthquake of 1953, Zakynthos town has a wide range of places to visit in the new and old parts of the city. You may wonder round St Mark's Square and visit Solomonos & Kalvos Museum, which is also their Mausoleum where original artefacts of the island's gentry along with their seals are kept. View the neo-classical buildings in the nearby Solomos Square and visit the Byzantine Museum, where you can marvel at the old icons and frescos salvaged from the medieval churches, which did not survive the earthquake. Or just spend the day meandering around the shops, before taking it easy and relaxing in one of the many al fresco cafes and restaurants from where you can watch the local life pass you by .

The Monasteries are another point of interest as their history and worship along with the special Zakynthian way of chanting will lift your spirits to another dimension. Frescos and old icons make the simplicity of the Nuns and Monks regal. Keri is situated on the Southwest side of the island, and it is from here that you can watch the spectacular sunsets or take a boat trip and see the beautiful caves. Keri is also home to one of the few tar pits in the world, the most famous being La Brea in Los Angeles.

On Zakynthos everything is different. Listen to the musical stories sung at the tavernas or visit the historic wineries, the stalactite and the blue caves, the sight of the ”ship wreck” that has now sunk into the sand and the cave of St. Damian. There is so much to see, you simply must come and explore for yourselves.

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Perched on a green hill overlooking the Ionian Sea, the family-run Vigla is located in Agios Nikolaos of Volimes, within 0.6 mi from the beach. more...
 Lithies Boutique Hotel
Located in the area of Skinari, Lithies offers elegant self-catering rooms built within beautiful gardens. It features a swimming pool with panoramic sea views and provides free Wi-Fi access. more...
 Anassa Villas
Featuring pool views, Anassa Villas has accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a terrace, around 1.8 miles from Laganas Beach. more...
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Located in Tragaki, 4.3 mi from Zakynthos Town, Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach resort features a private beach area, infinity pools and a spa center. more...
 Akron Luxury Suites
Boasting a seasonal outdoor pool and sea views, Akron Luxury Suites is located in Korithi of Zakynthos. Guests staying at this property have access to a fully equipped kitchen and a patio. more...
 Koklas Studios
Within 328 feet from the beach of Agios Sostis, Koklas Studios is an Ionian-style complex offering self-catering accommodations with a sea-view balcony. more...
 Emerald Villas
Within 984 feet from Agios Nikolaos Beach, Emerald offers luxurious villas with private swimming pools enjoying panoramic views over the Ionian Sea. more...
 Canadian Hotel
This charming hotel with swimming pool is just 220 yards from the beach in Laganas - the most popular and cosmopolitan resort of the island of Zakynthos. more...
 Patronis Studios
In a lush environment, 230 feet from Ammoudi Beach, Patronis Studios offers self-catering accommodations with furnished balcony overlooking the garden and the Ionian Sea. more...
 Bruma Residence
Boasting a garden, an outdoor pool and pool views, Bruma Residence is located in Mouzákion. more...
 Lofos Soilis
Set amid lush olive groves, in the area of Tragaki, Lofos Soilis is a complex of self-catering units offering views over the Ionian Sea. more...
 Ammos Beachfront Luxury Rooms - Adults only
Located a few steps from Agios Nikolaos Beach, Ammos Beachfront Luxury Rooms - Adults only provides accommodations with a restaurant, a bar and room service for your convenience. more...
 Balcony Hotel
The boutique Balcony Hotel is located on a cliff side, offering panoramic views of the Ionian Sea and direct access to Tsilivi Beach. more...
 Villa Poseidon
Located on a mountainside in Mega Aloni, the stone-built Poseidon Villas offers an outdoor pool with a sun terrace. All apartments boast panoramic views over the Ionian Sea. more...
 Villa Manis Zante
Featuring a garden, an outdoor pool and garden views, Villa Manis Zante is located in Ayios Kirikos. more...
 Ag Thekla Monastery Estate
Boasting a garden, a seasonal outdoor pool and sea views, Ag Thekla Monastery Estate is located in Skinária. It is set 1.7 mi from Xigia Beach and provides free WiFi plus an ATM. more...
 Villa Armos
Offering an outdoor pool and panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, Villa Armos is located on the mountainside, in Volímai of Zakynthos. It is in a fenced area of 2 acres and is surrounded by a stone more...
 Palm Luxury Villa
Located in Mouzaki Village, Palm Luxury Villa features a private pool with a sun terrace. A hot tub can be found on site. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Blue House Apartments
Just 230 feet from Spiantza Beach, the family-run Blue House Apartments in Vasilikos Village offer a garden with terrace. They feature self-catering accommodations with Ionian Sea and garden views. more...
 Eden Villas
Offering an outdoor pool and views of the mountain, Eden Villas is located in Anafonítria. Zakynthos Town is 14 mi from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Villa Deluxe 2
Located in Skinária, a 12-minute walk from Xigia Beach and 0.7 miles from Little Xigia Beach, Villa Deluxe 2 offers an outdoor swimming pool and air conditioning. more...
 Villa Orchard
Located in Ambelókipoi, Villa Orchard has a private pool and free WiFi. The air-conditioned property is 5 miles from Tsilivi. more...
 Villa antonis
Offering accommodations with air conditioning, Villa antonis is located in Ammoudi, 7.5 mi from Zakynthos Town. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Villa Froso
Villa Froso is located in Ambelókipoi and offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a garden. more...
 Porto Koukla Beach
Set amid lush greenery, Porto Koukla Beach Hotel offers direct access to the sandy beach of Porto Koukla and it has a swimming pool and a restaurant. Its air-conditioned rooms enjoy free Wi-Fi access . more...


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