Island in Ionian Islands

A splendid place famous for its shipwreck beach, this Ionian island has majestic beaches, viewpoints, and a shelter for endangered sea turtles.

A panoramic picture of the most famous attraction of Zakynthos, the Shipwreck (navagio) beach.
photo: Public Domain

Attractions & Things to Do in Zante

Zakynthos Airport

Named after the famous poet «Dionysios Solomos». It has frequent flights to Athens, numerous seasonal connections, & charters to European destinations.

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Zakynthos Town

With catholic churches, castles, and Italian houses, the presence of Venetians is apparent all over this town. Don't skip the Bochali viewpoint.

↗ NE
≈ 3.9km

Port of Zakynthos Town

Main island port with a frequent connection with Killini, can accommodate tourist-vessels and offers day-trips excursions in summer.

↗ NE
≈ 4.2km

Keri (Limni Keri), Zakynthos

It is a small seasonal lake and a fully evolved touristic settlement with a picturesque beach surrounded by souvenir shops and tavernas.

↙ SW
≈ 12.7km

Zakynthos Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Gerakas

Volunteers and scientists work together rescuing sea turtles here. There is an information center, an exhibition, and a nice souvenir shop.

↘ SE
≈ 14.2km
The two Mizithres Rocks just below the steep cliffs of Keri Cape on the island of Zakynthos.
photo: TeeFarm

Mizithres Rocks, Keri Zakynthos

Views of the sea and the two Mizithres rocks are spectacular, especially if you take a 15-minute walk up the hill. So are the sunsets.

↙ SW
≈ 18.7km

Port of Agios Nikolaos Volimes, Zakynthos

Second port of the island that has a ferry connection with Pesada of Kefalonia & offers day-trips to Navagio and other beaches in summer.

↖ NW
≈ 32.1km
A photo taken from the top of the cliff showing the shipwreck beach on the island of Zakynthos.
photo: KatarzynaTyl

The Shipwreck of Zante (Navagio Beach)

This beach is famous thanks to its smuggler ship shipwreck and steep cliffs. It's accessible only by boat. In the summer, it is often crowded.

↖ NW
≈ 36.1km

Questions & Answers about Zante

Why Visit Zante?
  • Most important reproduction place of the endangered Caretta-Caretta sea turtle.
  • Destination that can include the party mood & the genuine nature experience.
  • Venetian rulers called it Fiore di Levante "The flower of the East".
What is Zakynthos, Greece?

The Greek island of Zakynthos is the south-most island of the Ionian sea with an area of 406 square kilometers ( ~100,000 acres), while with a population of 45,000 inhabitants (2001 census), it's the third-largest Ionian island. The island is also known as the “Fiore di Levante” which means the flower of the East and the name was given by the Venetians who occupied the island from 1484 to 1797. Someone can travel to the island by ferry from Killini with the trip lasting about an hour. Also, access to Zakynthos can be done via the island Kefalonia or by plane through the international airport of the island.

Is it worth visiting Zakynthos?

The Greek island of Zakynthos is known for being the island of serenades and operettas, as well as the hometown of Greece's national poet Dionysios Solomos. While another famous poet who was originating from Zakynthos was Andreas Kalvos. It is also a famous shelter of the unique Caretta-caretta sea turtle which chooses as a breeding place its extraordinary beautiful beaches. All the rest will unfold slowly giving to the visitor the best impressions with a lush landscape, the wonderful food, and the famous desert called "nougat".