Zakynthos is simply amazing and different than any other Greek islands for different reasons. It is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, on which the beaches are only accessible by boat. This place has become a well-known summer resort and a famous destination for young travelers.
Being a beautiful green island, Zakynthos, or also known as Zante in Italian, has been called the ‘Flower of the East’ by the Venetians as there are over 7000 species of flowers on the island. The island is full of lemon, apricot and peach trees.
There are plenty of stuff to visit in the city of Zakynthos as well as a large cultural community. Many cultural events are happening throughout the year. It has interesting museums and a Venetian castle on top of the hill above.
This island is mainly famous for its two beaches; Navagio Beach and Shipwreck Beach, with its white sand and turquoise water. In the summer, due to the clean water and the soft sand, the beaches become breeding places for the sea-turtles. Impressive and beautiful to see.
Apart form swimming and enjoying the beach, do not miss a drive in the city of the island, with the traditional villages and interesting monasteries. Have some local Greek dishes in the restaurants and enjoy your time to the fullest. Holidays in Zakynthos can be combined with other Greek islands. Always worth the check.