Zakynthos, is the third largest of the Ionian Islands .It is located in the eastern part of the Ionian Sea, around 20 km west of the Greek mainland.
Named after Zakynthos, the son of a legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus, the island’s multicultural history goes back in ancient era as Homer describes its dense forests in Odyssey. Throughout time many civilizations ruled it from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the Byzantines, Venetians, Russians, French and English. Zakynthos’ nickname “Fiore di Levante” (flower of the East) is attributed to the Venetians whose cultural influence was considerable.
In modern days the island has developed a thriving tourism industry.
The town of Zante is also the main harbour of the island. Its unique architecture, museums and market are perfect for memorbale summer walks. The hill of Bohali stands on the top of the town providing a magestic view. The beautiful sandy beaches of Laganas Bay, Gerakas and Marathonisi island consist birthplace for the rare species of Sea turtle Caretta – Caretta. The famous Shipwreck beach, one of the finest in the world, along with the unique Blue Caves are just some of the main reasons why visiting Zakynthos will be an experience you’ll never forget.