The third largest in size of the Ionian islands, Zakynthos lies off the west coast of the Peloponnese. Zakynthos has flights from most European cities and from Athens in the summer months. It is easily reached by a busy ferry service from Kyllini and this port is linked with a coach service from Athens Bus Station. The Venetians called the island Zante and on account of its profuse natural vegetation and soils that supported rich agriculture christened it ‘flower of the levant’ and the island rivals other Greek islands in terms of natural beauty and the quality of its beaches. For more things to do in Zakynthos visit Heatheronhertravels.com
Explore Zakynthos - The Flower of the Levant
Our receptionist will be happy to give you more information on the following activities: Watersports, jeep safari, scuba diving, boat trips to the ship wreck and blue caves, wine tasting.
Wander along the pretty harbour front where the fishermen sell fresh fish direct from their boats and expensive yachts moor up to be admired. In the evening, the restaurants come alive along the waterfront and around St Mark’s Square, with tables spilling out onto the pavements. Overlooking the town is Bohali hill, with the remains of a fifteenth-century castle and cafes that offer fantastic views over the port.
One of the prettiest resorts on the Island with an excellent location Argassi is close to Zakynthos Town and the area of Vasilikos with some of the best known beaches on the Island. The lush green hills behind Argassi give a prefect scenic backdrop To the village. On evenings out a short walk into the village will offer something for all ages from traditional tavernas to entertainment bars.
Hire a car and explore the area of Vasilikos, there are up to 10 different beaches to discover off the main road. At the end of the peninsular you will come to the largest protected beach of Gerakas. Drive over the hills of Mount Skopos and you will arrive at Dafni beach enjoy the fish tavernas on the beaches where fresh sea food is served daily.