Zakinthos is the third largest island of the Ionian Sea, after Corfu and Kefalonia and is internationally known as “Zante”. The Venetians, who ruled Zakynthos from 1484 to 1797, called the island “Fioro di Levante” (flower of the East) as there are over 7,000 species of flowers on Zákynthos. On Zante, great care is taken to protect two endangered animal species, namely the caretta caretta sea turtle and the monachus monachus seal.
The most famous landmark of the island is the Navagio beach. It is named after a shipwreck, which sunk on the shore around 1980. Numerous “Blue Caves”, are cut into cliffs around Cape Skinari, and they are accessible only by small boats. The largest resort is Laganas.
The city of Zakynthos is the capital of the island and at the same time the island’s port.
Take a tour around the city and visit the Post- Byzantine Museum of Zante in Solomos square, the coastal road known as Strata Marina, which is one of the most frequented part of the city, with cafes, bars and restaurants, the Agios Markos square and don’t forget the Venetian Castle!