Tourist Guide of Zante - Zakynthos island
The Fioro tou Levande, the flower of the east, according to its western conquerors, Zakynthos is an island with many contrasts. It features cosmopolitan beaches and well-preserved traditional mountain villages. It has high-scale restaurants with international cuisine and countless small family taverns. It's full of bars with modern music and romantic 'cantades'(ballads) - Zakynthos charms the visitor.
The breathtaking view from Bohalis hill is unforgettable.
Visit the building that houses the public library, the cultural center and the "Foskolos" cinema in its neoclassical style, the Byzantine Museum, Agios Markos Plateia, the Temple of Agios Dionysios - patron saint of the island, Strani Hill, the Naval Museum, Ai Giorgi ton Filikon, the Moni Agios Nikolaos tou Molou where the island's patron saint Dionysios spent the last years of his life as an abbot.
Alykana and Alykes are presumed sites for ancient Arkadia based on the Mycenaean pottery vessels that were found in the area. They are both seaside resorts on the northeast side of the island with high tourist traffic.
You should visit the Moni Panagias Anafonitrias (Plemonaria) in the village of Anafonitria located in northern Zakynthos. The entrance to the monastery features a 15th century tower.
Argasi is a seaside village with a lot of tourism and intense night life. The nearby village Vasilikos is the center for the many impressive beaches along the small peninsula.
The last beach, at Cape Gerakas is one of the beaches where the Caretta caretta sea turtle lays its eggs. Katastari is the head village with ample water and Limni Keriou is the port of Keriou with many seaside fish taverns and a quiet beach. In Keriou Bay there are the two giant rock formations, Small and Big Mizithra.
Laganas is the most famous tourist resort on Zakynthos, located 11km from the capital. The beach is the favorite nesting ground for the Caretta caretta. Machairado and the traditional village Agios Leontas with ts beautiful church Agias Mavras are the oldest villages on the island while Orthonies,a small mountain village that features stone houseswith lively red colours from stone and tile, is amphitheatrically built on the side of Brachiona.
Planos is a centrally located village near the capital. It's a known tourist area for family vacations.
The small "Floating Islands", Strofades, are 37 km south of Zakynthos composed of two tiny islands, Arpina and Stambranio. They don't rise out of the water more than 10 metres! Strofades are islands that seem to float on the surface of the sea.
For your stay in Zakynthos island, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Zakynthos town, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
The distance from Athens to Kylini is 305 km. and there are bus routes every day with trip duration 5 hours approximately.
From the port of Kylini. Trip duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Distance: 18 nautical miles.
Also there is coastal link with Kefalonia.
There are daily flights from Athens, flight duration is 45 minutes.
Dionysios Solomos Airport is located in Ampelokipi region just 4 km far from Zakynthos town.
During summer season there are also charter flight and many flights to and from other countries.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.