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Zakynthos lost much of its centuries-old Venetian architecture to an earthquake in 1953, but Zakynthos Town retains a distinctly Italian feel, with porticoed streets, a spacious central piazza and a scattering of elegant old buildings.

Perched on a hill above the town, a ruined and still forbidding Venetian castle dominates the mainland and overlooks the Gulf of Corinth.

Zakynthos’s hilly hinterland can be explored on a rented car, the perfect solution for a tour of the major resorts that certainly doesn´t fail to entertain the traveller.

Like most Greek holiday resorts, Zakynthos really comes to life between May, when the first charter flights arrive, and October, when the last bunch of holidaymakers takes off. From October until April, almost every hotel and nightspot on the island closes, and the resorts hibernate.

Make the most of your summer in Zakynthos with the easy going, laid back beach life by day and party by night.

Considering that the island is relatively small, Zakynthos features a surprisingly large amount of stunning beaches, which makes it easy to understand why thousands of holidaymakers flock every year to this corner of paradise.

The island is bathed by emerald crystal water that gently laps onto its shore, boasting an array of golden sandy beaches, secluded bays or picturesque coves.

The most-coveted beach resorts are located on the north-eastern and southern part of the island, down Laganas gulf, one of the most cosmopolitan and tourist developed area of Zakynthos.

On the west side, an abundance of dramatic cliffs and marine grottoes creates a breathtaking backdrop of unspoiled nature and hillside walks.

The Venetians, who owned it for 600 years, called it "the Flower of the East". Zakynthos is still one of the lushest and most-loved Greek islands, with green hillsides covered with flowers in spring and early summer, cliffs dropping to dazzling turquoise waters, and some of the country´s best beaches.

Along with its natural beauties, it is claimed to be the sunniest among the island of the Ionian Sea, matching its natural beauties with a sizzling nightlife.

The great majority of Zakynthos´visitors are particularly attracted by the vast selection of dazzling beaches that the island has to offer. The Flower of the East though, manages to keep the holidaymakers entertained with a lot more options, ranging from museums to architectural beauties or ancient ruins.

Covered by lush Mediterranean vegetation, the area that stretches along the southern coast from the promontory of Marathia’s Cape to the beach of Gerakas, has been designated as a National Marine Park, housing many engendered species and several walking trails.

Greeks understand good food and they truly take their time to appreciate it. You could say eating is a national pastime in Greece, boasting a hearty array of traditional dishes made of the healthiest ingredients. On a Greek table you will easily find some tzatziki, fresh catch seafood, meat, and of course, olive and cheese.

Zakynthos is certainly not short of cheerful, affordable and family-run dining options, especially in the most-coveted holiday resorts such as Zakynthos Town, Laganas or Tsivili, where you will be able to sample traditional delicacies or opt for an international eatery.

Just like night spots, restaurants and tavernas in the island’s resorts may be open for a couple of seasons, then vanish when the lease runs out or when they fail to make a profit.

Turning into life over the summer season, Zakynthos is more about ice-cream parlors and iced-coffees than proper cafeterias, although the hearty Greek are very fond of strong, black coffee in the "Italian way".

Breakfast spots pop-up everywhere throughout the island, offering, along with delicacies belonging to the Greek diet, no shortage of options for those who crave a more international first meal of the day.

Laganas is the raucous epicentre of Zakynthos’ nightlife, that, with more than 50 clubs, music bars and pubs, rocks until dawn from May until September. The other resorts, especially Argassi, have plentiful to offer too, having developed around tourism in the last fifty years.

You can decide to have a colourful cocktail on the seaside or opt for an animated night out at one of the many options that the island´s club scene features: Zakynthos´nightlife is vibrant and comprehensive, catering for the numerous party animals that fill the holiday resorts.

Shops and roadside stalls offer the visitor plenty of opportunities to buy cheap and colourful beachwear, designer knock-offs and conventional souvenirs as well as local produce.

The main shopping street in Zakynthos Town is Odos Alexandras, two blocks back from the harbour esplanade, which has a great abundance of shops selling leatherwear and gold and silver jewelry, all of which are handmade and well designed.

Elsewhere, the shopping streets in the resorts concentrate on souvenirs and beachwear or toys and other essential holiday equipment such as sunblock, dive masks or snorkels. Ceramic workshops are also very popular among tourists, offering numerous gift ideas and fine pottery.

 

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The hotel is located in an ideal position- just 4 km from the town and 8 km from Vasilikos- where the most popular beaches in Zakynthos can be found. In the area guests will also find supermarkets- restaurants- bars- nightclubs- jewellery shops- gift..
The hotel Iliessa Beach is a modern, comfortable hotel, located beside the sandy beach of Argassi. Among hotel's facilities, there is a swimming pool for adults and another smaller one for the children, as well as a Pool'Snack Bar. The hotel features..
The friendly and comfortable Jupiter Hotel is in a perfect setting in the lively resort of Tsilivi. Close to both the beach and the resort centre- many guests return each year to this welcoming hotel. Jupiter Hotel suits couples and families looking for..
The Kalamaras Studios are situated in Agrilia on the main road to Laganas, on the Ionian island of Zante. They provide a simple, clean base for those wishing to explore this fantastic holiday location.
Laganas beautiful sandy beach is famous for Kareta-Kareta turtles. (There are no motorized water sports available here, the turtles take priority). The main town of Zakynthos is just a few miles away and offers a great opportunity to shop and explore..
AVAILABLE MAY TO OCTOBER - The Hotel Karras is located in a quiet part of the famous Laganas resort and has a total of 62 spacious rooms. It is 300 metres from the beach, 700 metres from the centre of the resort and 100 metres from the nearest bus stop...
The Hotel Kozanos II is located in a small, quiet resort called Amoudi on the north east part of Zakynthos only 13 Km from Zante town and 17 km from the airport. Amoudi beach is a sandy clean and sallow beach at the distance of 150 m. The hotel is a quiet..
Situated in the area of Ammoudi near Alykanas just 1km from the centre and 200m from the golden sandy beaches. Ammoudi and Alykanas is a relaxing resort area, ideal for families and couples and within walking distance of the neighbouring resort of Alykes...
Location This popular hotel is located 100 m from the centre of Alykanas and approximately 200 m from the beach. The island's main port in Zante is 14 km away, whilst the airport is 4 km away in the south of the island. Facilities This apartment hotel..
The Letsos hotel is a modern hotel with all the facilities and amenities available to keep all the family happy. Perfectly positioned only 150m from a glorious sandy beach at the foot of the mountains and in the resort centre of Alykanas offering an array..
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