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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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 Villa  Villa Armos Villa 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...
 Balcony Hotel Balcony Hotel     
The boutique Balcony Hotel is located on the cliff side, offering a panoramic view of the Ionian Sea and direct access to Tsilivi Beach. more...
 Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach resort Adults Only Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach resort Adults Only     
Located in Tragákion in the region of Zakynthos, 4.4 miles from Zákynthos Town, Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach resort Adults Only features an outdoor pool and views of the sea. more...
 Iakinthos Iakinthos     
Located by the famous Tsilivi Beach, Iakinthos features an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant with sea-view terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available at the hotel?s internet room. more...
 Ionian Hill Hotel Ionian Hill Hotel     
Ionian Hill is a 5-minute walk from the beach, on the outskirts of Argassi in Zakynthos and features a pool and snack bar. more...
 Villas  Alegria Villas Complex Villas Alegria Villas Complex     
Surrounded by pine and olive trees, 200 metres from Vassilikos Beach, Alegria Villas Complex consists of self-catered guesthouses overlooking the Ionian Sea. more...
 The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa The Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa     
The 5-star Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa is just 80 metres from Tsilivi Beach and features 3 pools, 2 hot tubs and a children's pool. more...
 Villas  Emerald Villas Villas Emerald Villas     
Agios Nikolaos
Within 300 metres from Agios Nikolaos Beach, Emerald offers luxurious villas with private swimming pools enjoying panoramic views over the Ionian Sea. more...
 Condo Hotel  Maistrali Hotel & Apartments Condo Hotel Maistrali Hotel & Apartments     
These pretty, pastel-coloured apartments are located in Tragaki, only 3 km from the lively resort of Tsilivi. more...
 Condo Hotel  Vanessa Hotel Condo Hotel Vanessa Hotel     
A short walk from Kalamaki Beach, Vanessa Hotel features a Mediterranean garden, and a pool with sun-lounger terrace and pool snack bar. All air-conditioned rooms have kitchenette facilities. more...
 Condo Hotel  Kymothoe Elite Condo Hotel Kymothoe Elite     
On an elevated position in Akrotiri area of Zakynthos, Kymothoe is surrounded by olive groves and a well-tended garden. more...
 Villa  Astarte Villas - Istar Villa Villa Astarte Villas - Istar Villa     
Offering a private pool, Villa Istar is located in Makhairádhon, 7 km from Zakynthos Town and 5 km from Laganas. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. more...
 Apartments  Gerovasis Apartments Apartments Gerovasis Apartments     
Gerovasis Apartments offers pet-friendly accommodations in Marathias. Zákynthos Town is 8 miles from the property. more...
 Condo Hotel  Ionian Aura Condo Hotel Ionian Aura     
Ionian Aura features panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, hence located just above Tsilivi beach of Zakynthos. more...
 Condo Hotel  Zante Palace Condo Hotel Zante Palace     
Just 4km from Zante?s main town, Zante Palace is set in a beautiful tree-filled landscape in Tsilivi. It has a swimming pool and is only 150 metres from the famous sandy beach of Tsilivi. more...

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