Zante Info - Kalamaki Zante - Zakynthos Island Greece
Welcome to the amazing Island of Zakynthos situated on the west part of Greece, on the south of the Ionian Sea and right across from the Peloponnese! Renowned for its natural beauty many thousands of visitors from all over the world come to visit every year.
The magical beaches along with the rare Caretta Caretta turtle are the island’s main attractions. Gold sandy beaches with clear waters in all the shades of blue are situated all over the island. One of the most photographed and recognizable beaches in the world, the Shipwreck cove, the serene and protected Gerakas beach, the deep, unexpectedly refreshing and blue waters of the rocky Porto Limnionas and the long sandy family friendly beaches of Kalamaki and Laganas are just a few more reasons to visit this island.
The endangered Caretta Caretta sea turtle chooses a few of the beaches in Zakynthos to lay its eggs. The National Marine Park is in charge of its protection in order to keep the natural sea environment in equilibrium.
Zante town is a scenic island capitol with pedestrian roads, the glorious Saint Dionysios church (Patron Saint of Zakynthos), a port road with many coffee shops and traditional restaurants, historically significant squares like the ones of Saint Marcos and Solomos, museums that protect the island’s heritage as well as the beautiful, green Bohali hill with the breathtaking panoramic views of the city of Zante and the old partially ruined Venetian Castle.
Another special part of the island well worth exploring is the traditional villages, spread across the mountains that give you a true taste of rural Zakynthian life. Homemade wine, cheese, olive oil, embroideries and honey are just a few of the products you will find sold on the side of the road or in workshops that run through generations.
Whether you prefer a vacation full of fun in the sun, Kodak moments and endless beaches or a little bit of culture, history and religious experiences, Zante, as it is widely known, will truly exceed all your expectations!