Zante is the third largest of the Ionian islands, covering an area of 410 square meters and a coastline of 123 km in length. The island is named after Zakynthos, the son of legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus. Its geographic location offers easy access to other Ionian Islands as well as the Peloponnese and the city of ancient Olympia. The island is known wordwide for its natural beauty and its thriving tourism industry.
The ‘Flower of Lavender’ (Fior di Levante)
The ‘Flower of Lavender’ as it was called by the Venetians is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea. Its unique landscape is characterized by countless picturesque beaches, clear seawater and steep cliffs. While your stay in Zante, you should not miss the Shipwreck Beach which is one of the most famous beaches in Greece, located at the northen part of Zante. Besides, visiting Laganas and Kalamaki beach, the nesting beaches of Caretta Caretta sea turtle, is a must.
A prime destination
During the summer, Zante is the favorite destination for people from all over the world. Evidently there are beautiful, exotic and even famous beaches with crystal blue waters that visitors can enjoy. The island has many picturesque villages where the locals spoil their guests with their hospitality. Here you will taste authentic local delicacies while enjoying the sun setting on the Adriatic Sea or in a relaxing atmosphere under the sounds of local music in one of the plenty restaurants and taverns.
Zante has a thriving tourism industry and a large variety of hotels and accommodation of all types is awaiting for you in order to experience swimming in the super clean water of the Ionian Sea, enjoy the Greek sun, especially during the summer period, and live the freedom of the bustling local nightlife.