Zante or Zakynthos, is among the most beautiful and popular islands in the Ionian sea. It is located south of Kefalonia and it is world famous for the crystal beaches and the intense nightlife, which makes it a frequent destination for the youth. Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos island, with the golden sand and the exotic blue waters. Do not miss a boat trip to Navagio and the Blue Caves during your Zakynthos holidays. Wonderful beaches in Zakynthos Greece are also Vassilikos, Gerakas, Spiantza and other places on the southern side of the island. Due to their soft sand and clean water, these beaches are used as breeding spots for the loggerhead sea turtle known as the Caretta-Caretta, an endagered species that is protected by the Greek authorities.
Zakynthos has the shape of an arrowhead, with the “tip”,Cape Skinari pointing northwest. The western half of the island is a mountainous plateau and the southwest coast consists mostly of steep cliffs. The eastern half is a fertile plain with long sandy beaches and several isolated hills.
The capital, which has the same name as the prefecture, is the town of Zakynthos. Apart from the official name, it is also called Chora.
The island’s nickname is “the Flower of the Levant”, bestowed upon it by the Venetians who were in possession of Zakynthos from 1484 to 1797
This Cruise is only available for a minimum of 3 days as Zante is further South in the Ionian from our departure location in Lefkada.
Departure from Lefkas island town or other Ionian island – Return to Lefkas island town or other Ionian island
3 days or more