Zakynthos Greece | Zante island
Zakynthos is the third largest island in the Ionian Sea in Greece with a population of over 42,000 inhabitants.
Zakynthos is one of the most popular Ionian islands that covers an area of 410 sq. km and with a coastline of over 120 kilometers in length.
Zakynthos has a thriving tourism because of its nature treasures: sandy beaches with crystal blue waters, blue caves and it is very rich in sun. That' s why the island is one of the most beautiful and attractive travel destinations in Greece with thousands of visitors every year.
The landscape of the island is diverse, there are fertile plains in the southeast, merging smoothly with quiet coves and golden beaches while the western part of the island's mountainous terrain is dominant and there are many cliffs along the coasts.
The mild, Mediterranean climate and abundant winter rainfall are conducive to thick vegetation on the island and especially for the cultivation of olive groves, currants, grapes and citrus fruits.
Zakynthos Town is the capital and principal city of Zante island and the homonymous prefecture (an administrative region in Greece). It is located in the eastern part of the island and has an area of about 46 km ².
The most famous beach of the island is Navagio Beach also known as Shipwreck. It is situated in Navagio Bay with huge vertical cliffs of white rocks surrounding the fine white volcanic sand with crystal-clear blue water.
Navagio Beach is a part of the attractions of the beautiful island and is popular not only because of its unique beauty, but also because there are located the wreckage of a popular shipwrecked ship.
Laganas beach is another popular destination on the island, where every year thousands of turtles Caretta (endangered species) come to lay their eggs.
The famous blue caves on one of the west coast of the island attract many tourists who want to dive into them, and they can be reached only by sea.
The trip to Zakynthos can be done by plane, but it is preferable to use the ferries from Athens, which will allow you to explore the unique scenery.