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Before you fly out for your holiday in Zakynthos, here's a few facts about Zante, the Ionian Islands, and Greece in general.
We think Zakynthos, also known as Zante in the Greek Ionion Islands is the ideal size for a summer holiday destination – there is plenty to see and do while you are here, with a huge variation of landscapes and beaches to enjoy. At the same time, you can drive from one end of Zante, Zakynthos island to the other in about two hours – providing an easy geography for tourists to travel around while on holiday in Zante.
The Greek Ionian Islands, of which Corfu is the most Northern and Zakythos, also known as Zante, the most southern, are situated off the west coast of mainland Greece, with the exception of Kythira which lies off the southern coast of the Peloponnese, where the Ionian Sea meets the Aegean Sea.
The Ionion Islands - with an Italian flavour!
Many of the Ionion Islands, including Zakynthos, located along the West coast of Greece and the East of Italy, have a distinctly Italian feel about them!
The town of Zante, in particular, has a very Venetian feel about the architecture, largely due to the long time spent under Venetian rule.
The Ionian islands are often called the "Green Islands" because of their lush vegetation. Zakynthos is filled with pine forests, olive groves, and grape vines. This is in stark contrast to the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea which tend to have sharp and rocky landscapes.
Zante – the eleventh largest island in Greece
Together with the island of Strofades, (about 37 nautical miles to the south of Zante), the island of Zakynthos encompasses an area of 406 square kilometres. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands, and the eleventh largest island in Greece.
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