Show-stopping beauty and hidden depths
White beaches, sea turtles and a party atmosphere make Zakynthos – or Zante – a favourite holiday island in Greece’s magical Ionian Sea.
The Venetians called Zakynthos Fiore di Levante, the Flower of the East and its nobility and fertility made it the jewel of their empire. Today’s visitors to the southernmost Ionian island would agree, though they come mostly for its iconic beaches – Lagana, Tsilivi, Argassi, Kalamaki, Alykes – where British, French and Italians know how to have a good time.
Looking for lifelong memories? You’ll find them when you swim at the famous Shipwreck Beach, watch the sunset from the cliffs of Keri and Kryoneri, listen to the islanders sing their cantatas and see the endangered caretta caretta sea turtles lay their eggs in the island’s white sands. Welcome to Zante – or Zakynthos, as it’s known in Greece, the Ionian island that has it all.
Source : https://www.discovergreece.com/ionian-islands/zante-zakynthos
What to do on Zakynthos island
From your seat on the caique that does the circuit of Zente, you’ll see a procession of beaches and coves, each seemingly more magical than the last. Laganas, Gerakas, Vasilikos, Marathonisi, the Blue Caves ... all rank among the most splendid in Greece.