Zakynthos is almost triangular in shape, with two green mountainous promontories extending into the sea to form the huge bay of Laganas.
There are more pine-covered mountains and hills in the north, but the centre is gentle and lush, richly planted with currant vines, olive trees, almonds and seasonal vegetables. There are dozens of beaches to choose from, sandy and sheltered with invitingly sparkling water. Flowers of every kind fill every available space, filling the air with the scent that so enraptured visitors of old. ...more about Zakynthos
With a sunny climate most of the year and good roads to facilitate exploring, Zakynthos lends itself to holiday-making in spring and fall as well as summer. Some of the best known summer resorts are Argassi, Alikes, Planos, Tsilivi, Vassilikos, Gerakas and Porto Roma, while Laganas is the most famous of all. Its long beach and wide range of facilities attract thousands of tourists from May through September.
Zakynthos Smugglers Cove
Zakynthos Blue Caves
The Shipwreck is the most famous of Zakynthos beaches and one of the most famous photographs of Greece.
It is situated at the eastern part of the island.
The beach took it name from the ship that, in 1983, transported illegally cigarettes and washed up on the beach that has, by the years, grown up around it.
The ruins of the ship are on the middle of a beautiful white sandy beach with crystal waters. The beach is surrounded by vertical rock cliffs and that makes an impressive picture.
On the northern part of the island is Cape Schinari, and to the east of the cape are the Blue Caves in the region of White rock, a series of geological formations that have created a unique seascape. Apart from the natural arches that have been carved out by erosion, these caves are famous for the colour of the water in its deepest hollows, a deep azure colour which is most striking in the morning when the light is at its brightest. The biggest of the caves is the Kianoun cave.
Zakynthos Caretta Caretta
Zakynthos Marathonisi isle
The loggerhead sea turtle called Caretta-Caretta has become an endangered specie that can only be found in the Mediterranean Sea.
The turtles have leaded a peaceful existence in the waters and beaches of Zakynthos.
A series of measures have been adopted by the Greek legislation in order to protect the Caretta-Caretta and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos has been established.
It is a small desert islet with rich vegetation situated in front of the coast of Limni Keriou.
The islet has a beautiful white sandy beach with crystal waters which unfolds in sea. The islet is part of the National Marine Park.
Zakynthos Scuba Diving
Discover the fascinating under water world of Zakynthos. The perfect opportunity to take a trial dive for beginners for an experience of lifetime. Well trained and qualified instructors will guide you all the way.
Your change to be wined, dined and entertained in true Greek style. The cliff top village of Kampi is known to be the best place on the island to see the sun setting over the Ionian. Achange to visit the loval winery.