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Zakynthos

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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 Lesante Blu - The Leading Hotels of the World
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...
 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...
 Venus Hotel
This attractive 4-star Kalamaki Beach resort features a large outdoor pool with spacious sun-lounger terrace. The air-conditioned rooms have a balcony or terrace. 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...
 Vigla
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...
 Villa Manis Zante
Featuring a garden, an outdoor pool and garden views, Villa Manis Zante is located in Ayios Kirikos. 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 Daizy
Offering a garden and sun terrace, Villa Daizy is located in Laganas. Laganas Beach is 328 feet away. Free private parking is available on site. 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Armonia Boutique Hotel
Armonia Boutique Hotel is located 197 feet from the sandy Psarou Beach in Zakynthos and offers spacious accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 MARE BLU STUDIOS & SUITES
Located next to Laganas Beach, MARE BLU STUDIOS & SUITES offers accommodations with free WiFi. All units feature tiled floors and are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. more...
 Iniohos Hotel (ex Apollo)
Among pine trees, 164 feet from the beach of Argassi in Zakynthos, Iniochos Hotel features a restaurant serving Greek and international dishes. more...
 Villa Melograno IV
Featuring a garden, an outdoor pool and pool views, Villa Melograno IV is located in Ambelókipoi. more...
 Villa Traditional 1
Featuring a garden, an outdoor pool and sea views, Villa Traditional 1 is located in Volimai. more...
 Villaggio Verde
Offering a terrace and a garden,Villaggio Verde provides self-catering accommodations located just 0.6 mi from Laganas Beach. Equipped with free WiFi access, the property is 3.1 mi from Zakynthos more...
 Blue Caves Villas
Overlooking the endless blue of the Ionian Sea and Zakynthos’ mountainous surroundings, Blue Cave Villas are set in an unspoiled location and offer private pools with hydromassage, direct access to more...
 Villa Romano
Located in Ambelókipoi, 1.6 miles from Argassi Beach and 1.7 miles from Zante Town Beach, Villa Romano offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and air conditioning. more...
 7 Islands
Located in Alykes, a few steps from Alykes Beach and a 7-minute walk from Alykanas Beach, 7 Islands has accommodations with free WiFi and a terrace. more...
 Villa Kapnisi
Set on 13123 ft² of private grounds in the seaside area of Vassilikos, Villa Kapnisi is 1640 feet from Porto Roma beach. more...
 Koukounaria Hotel & Suites
Koukounaria Hotel & Suites is located on the outskirts of Alykes, amid a lush garden. The beach and the center of Alykes are located only 984 feet away. more...
 Louis Plagos Beach
Surrounded by beautiful bougainvilleas and paved pathways, the 4-star Louis Plagos Beach features a range of entertainment, sports and leisure facilities coupled with all-inclusive meals and more...
 Contessina Hotel
Close to the center of Tsilivi town, this hotel rests along a quiet road that leads to the beautiful beach. This location offers tranquility close to the vibrant town. more...




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