Why you should visit Zakynthos?
Floating on the turquoise waters of the Ionian sea, Zakynthos (or Zante) is the closest to paradise on earth!
Home to the worldwide famous Navagio (Shipwreck) beach and glorified by innumerable travel guides, Zakynthos island is one of the most popular Greek islands! Breathtaking landscapes, exotic beaches with sugar-fine sand and turquoise waters, and crazy nightlife are the main reasons why this island is wildly popular. But, there’s more than that!
Exploring Zakynthos, you’ll discover picturesque hilltop villages, traditional monasteries, and dreamy natural landscapes. What’s more, the exotic Zakynthos beaches are home to the endangered sea turtle species Caretta-caretta, which every year hide their eggs in the fine white sand of Zakynthos beaches. Zakynthos will be your own little piece of paradise
Best Ways to Get to Zakynthos
The main port of Zante is located in the town of Zakynthos. During the day there are several ferries connecting Zante with Kilini (Kyllini) in the Greek mainland. Occasionally there are ferries also connecting Zante island with Bari – Italy, and other destinations in Greece, such as Igoumenitsa, Corfu island (Kerkira), Kithira island, and Sami in Kefalonia island.
Zante international airport is located close to Kalamaki, on the south side of the island. It’s only 4.3km away from the town of Zakynthos and just 1km from Laganas. But there are always taxis waiting outside the terminal, and plenty of cars and motorbike rental companies to choose from. The official name of the airport is “Dionysios Solomos” and it’s IATA code is ZTH. It’s the 6th busiest airport in Greece, and during high season, every day there are decades of scheduled and charter flights. However, due to the endangered loggerhead turtles – “Caretta caretta” – which lay their eggs on the nearby beaches, planes are not permitted to land or depart after midnight and for the whole night.
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Zakynthos island is well known for its beaches. Some of them are protected by the National Marine Park...