Zante or Zakynthos Island

Beautiful scenery

Superb beaches

Rich history and architecture

Great nightlife

Ecotourism opportunities

Ideal watersports destination

Zante wineries

Local cuisine and food specialties

  • Beautiful scenery

  • Superb beaches

  • Rich history and architecture

  • Great nightlife

  • Ecotourism opportunities

  • Ideal watersports destination

  • Zante wineries

  • Local cuisine and food specialties

A Paradise of Beaches and Culture

Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is a hidden gem in the Ionian Sea. With its lush valleys and temperate climate, this island boasts a diverse landscape and a coastline that stretches for 123 km. Whether you prefer secluded coves with deep blue waters or rugged cliffs with an interesting underwater world, Zakynthos has it all.

The island's Venetian past is evident in its architecture, despite the damage caused by earthquakes. The town was rebuilt with strict anti-seismic specifications, preserving its former architectural structure. Zakynthos is also home to over 7,000 species of flowers, earning it the nickname "Flower of the East."
Everybody Love Zakynthos
  • Stunning little island with lots to offer: beautiful and clean beaches, fresh & tasty food, extremely nice and welcoming locals. For us it was a little slice of heaven and we can't wait to go back!
    One note though: if you don't like party and mass tourism - avoid Laganas!
    Andy W
    United Kingdom
  • Would highly recommend this place it was absolutely beautiful and it was my first time and I can’t wait to go back. The local people are amazing and so friendly and the food and beach life are fabulous and the night life is just as good and very varied which we loved because there is something for everyone.
    Mary S
  • Zakynthos is really beautiful and the people here are very nice. We really enjoyed a boat trip on the south side of the island. Really beautiful caves and view. We went snorkeling there, really nice. At Laganas and the Marathonisi island you can spot some beautiful turtles and maybe even swim with them. We stayed in a hotel in Tsilivi which we enjoyed a lot. You shouldn't stay at a hotel in Laganas because of all the club's.
    Julianne T
  • What a beautiful island. Only spent a week here but will definitely be back. The people are so friendly and welcoming. There is a wonderful chilled vibe wherever you go. We never got hassled by shop or restaurant staff. We spent a lot of time exploring on foot and on the local bus. Had a lovely boat trip around the island. It was beautiful up to Shipwreck Cove but we needed warmer clothing on the other side of the island. It was surprisingly cold. What it lacks in history is made up for with the beauty and friendly atmosphere.
    Laura M

5 Top Rated Attractions & Things to Do on Zakynthos

Shipwreck Beach (Navagio)

Probably the most photographed and beautiful beach in all of Greece, Shipwreck Beach lies in the so-called Smuggler's Cove on Zakynthos' west coast. Made up of fine white pebbles backed by cliffs, the beach takes its name from the wreck of a contraband cigarette smuggling ship that washed up here in 1980.

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Zakynthos Town (Zante Town)

On the island's east coast, extending in a wide arc along the gently sloping shores of a bay, Zákynthos Town is the capital of Zákynthos. Many of its Neoclassical buildings were demolished by the 1953 earthquake, but its paved streets and squares, filled with bakeries, cafés, boutiques, and jewelry stores, are still a joy to explore on foot.

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Byzantine Museum

On the main square in Zakynthos Town, this purpose-built museum displays religious icons, frescoes, and sculptures from the island's churches and monasteries, dating from the 12th century onwards. You'll see Byzantine icons carved into wood and there are two rooms dedicated to 18th-century oil paintings. There's also a scale model of the town from around 1950, giving you some idea of how it looked before the devastating 1953 earthquake.

Blue Caves

On the northern tip of the island, at Cape Skinari, you'll find the most spectacular so-called Blue Caves. Inside, the bright blue sea reflects the color of the sky, which is mirrored off the walls of the caves and creates an absolutely magical azure and sapphire light scheme.

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Porto Limnionas

With crystal-clear, blue-green water set against a backdrop of cliffs and caves, Porto Limnionas is one of the top secluded swimming spots on the island. In a wild location down an only recently paved road, not far from the small village of Agios Leon, it is gaining in popularity each year, and in the height of summer can get crowded.