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

Zante

Island in Ionian Islands
Also called:
  • Zakynthos
  • Zakinthos
  • Zacìnto IT
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".

Attractions, sights & Things to Do on Zante

Zakynthos Town

Biggest port and city of the island that was totally reconstructed after the disastrous earthquake of 1953 but preserved its genuine character.

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.

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)

One of the most famous Greek beaches, reached only by sea, that hosts a smuggler ship shipwreck.

The two Mizithres Rocks just below the steep cliffs of Keri Cape on the island of Zakynthos.
photo: TeeFarm

Mizithres Rocks & Viewpoints, Keri Cape

A big and a small conical white impressive rocks that can be observed just below Keri Lighthouse.

Zakynthos Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Gerakas

A volunteer's work in an informative center and museum with a nice souvenir shop and a bar.

Questions & Answers About Zante

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".