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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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 Cavo Orient Beach Hotel & Suites
Boasting an outdoor pool and a sun terrace with unobstructed sea view, the beachfront Cavo Orient Beach Hotel & Suites is located in Tragaki. more...
 Amaryllis Hotel
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Amaryllis Hotel is located in Kalamaki, 1312 feet from the beach. more...
 Alykanas Beach Grand Hotel by Zante Plaza
The beachfront Alykanas Beach Grand Hotel by Zante Plaza has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Alikanas. more...
 Votsalon Beach House
Located on the beachfront in Katastárion and featuring a garden, Votsalon Beach House has free WiFi. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. more...
 Belussi Beach Hotel & Suites
Located on Kypseli Beach in Zakynthos, this hotel features a pool and a hot tub. Belussi Beach Hotel & Suites features rooms with a kitchenette and balcony with views to the Ionian Sea. more...
 Grand rawia studio
A bar and a garden, as well as a terrace are available in-house at Grand rawia studio, which is located in Plános, just 0.7 mi away from Gaidaros Beach. The apartment also comes with 1 bathroom. more...
 Zante Calinica Hotel
Offering an outdoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool, Zante Calinica Hotel is located in Plános, 3.1 mi from Zakynthos Town. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. 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...
 LEMON GARDEN
Providing a garden, LEMON GARDEN has accommodations in Vasilikos. All units include a fully equipped kitchen, allowing guests to prepare their own meals. Some units feature a balcony and/or terrace. more...
 Lesante Blu, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World - Adults Only
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...
 Kanela Studios
Just 98 feet from Alykes Beach in Zakynthos, Zante Studios (Kanela Studios) is surrounded by a lush garden with a stone-paved sun terrace. more...
 Tsamis Zante Hotel & Spa
This 4-star hotel is located right on Pahi Ammos Beach in Kypseli village. It features a freshwater pool with a view of the Ionian Sea and a luxury spa. more...
 Panorama Apartments
Located 984 feet from Agios Nikolaos Beach, Panorama offers self-catering accommodations with Ionian Sea views. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Callinica Hotel
Callinica Hotel is located just 1476 feet from the popular Tsilivi sandy beach in Zakynthos. It offers apartments, studios and a pool. more...
 Valais Hotel
The 3-star Valais Hotel is located on Alykanas Beach, just a 5-minute walk from the village center. more...
 Arkadia Hotel
Arkadia Hotel and Apartments are found just 984 ft away from the Vardiola Beach, close to the famous summer resort of Tsilivi. more...
 Antonio Studios
Just a 10-minute walk from sandy Alykanas Beach, Antonio Studios is surrounded by vineyards. It offers self-catered rooms and a furnished balcony with garden views. more...
 Archontiko Maisonettes
Set in the side of a mountain in Katastari, Archontiko Maisonettes is surrounded by beautiful olive-tree groves and offers well-appointed accommodations with beautiful views to the nearby Alykes more...
 Tzante Hotel Zakynthos, Adults Only
Centrally located in the lively Laganas Town, Tzante Hotel Zakynthos, Adults Only is 328 feet from a sandy beach. It features a pool bar and an outdoor free form pool. 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...
 Irini Studios
Located 1640 feet from Alykes Beach in a lovely garden, Irini Studios features apartments, studios and bungalows for your accommodations. Free WiFi in all areas is provided. more...
 Pavlos studios
Located in Laganas, Pavlos studios offers 2-star accommodations with private balconies. Featuring a garden, the 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. more...
 Theodora Studios
Located in Argasi in the Ionian Islands region and Argassi Beach reachable within 984 feet, Theodora Studios provides accommodations with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden and free private parking. 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...
 Avalon Palace Hotel
Located on the picturesque hillside of Bochali, 0.6 mi from the nearest beach, Avalon Palace Hotel offers rooms overlooking the Ionian Sea. It features an outdoor pool. more...




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