More Info Zante

  • Zakynthos, along with Corfu and the rapidly developing island of Kefalonia, are the main package holiday destinations in the Ionion Greek Islands.
  • Those seeking a more tranquil Greek Island holiday, untouched by mass tourism, often choose the island of Ithaca for their holidays. Ithaca was the legendary kingdom of Odysseus.
  • However, despite the tourist resorts on Zante, the relatively large size of the island means that you can easily escape the touristic places and find areas completely untouched by tourism.
  • The summer sunshine and ideal wind conditions make the Ionian Sea a great sailing destination. You will notice lots of sailing boats docked in Zakynthos during the summer, filled with Greeks and foreigners enjoying a sailing holiday around the coast of Greece.

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.