Zakynthos, a travel you will remember!!

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Zakynthos, a travel you will remember!!

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Places To StayExperiencesExplore OUR ULTIMATE COVID BOOKING GUARANTEE. FIND OUT MORE Zakynthos Things To Do The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Zakynthos   Evangelos Tsirmpas 9 February 2017 Add to Plan The birthplace of the national poet of Greece is a place of significant cultural heritage, as well as of incredible natural beauty. Thousands of Greek and foreign visitors are attracted by the island of Zakynthos every summer, due to its turquoise colored waters, which are home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle. Here we present you with some off the beaten track things to do and see while in this blessed island.  Panoramic view of Zakynthos | © Mich973/WikiCommons Venetian Fortress Like most of the islands of the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos was also protected by the foreign marine invaders by its dominant and enormous fortress. The Venetian Fortress of Zakynthos is located in the place of the ancient Acropolis of the island and has undergone a number a reconstructions, after consecutive destructive earthquakes. Except for the Venetian prisons, the gunpowder buildings, the English military barracks and other war-related constructions, the fortress also includes an important number of religious sites. Venetian Fortress, Bochali, Zakynthos, Greece Solomos Museum Even if you don’t know a single Greek word, you should definitely pay a visit to the museum (here’s a Greek word!) that is dedicated to the Greek national poet, Dionysios Solomos. The museum was created in 1966 and includes the impressing graves of Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos, another great poet who was born on the island. It also includes portraits, manuscripts, books and objects that used to belong to Solomos and other important poets of Zakynthos. Solomos & Kalvos Museum, St. Marco Square 15, Zakynthos, Greece, +30 2695 028982 Dionysios Solomos portrait | © Markellos/WikiCoomos Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos The Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos is located in Solomos square, in the square dedicated to Greece’s national poet, in the heart of the island. Here you will have the opportunity to admire a rich collection of icons dating back to the 19th century, Greek and Byzantine sculptures and statues. The collection includes works of famous Greek painters, like Doxaras, Katouzis and Damaskinos. Byzantine Museum, Solomos Square, Zakynthos, Greece, +30 2695 042714 Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos | © Maesi64/WikiCommons Roma’s family mansion Roma’s family has been closely connected with the history of Zakynthos, the Ionian sea and Greece, through four centuries. The mansion is one of the few classical buildings of the island that was not completely destroyed after the large earthquake of 1953 and has been turned into a museum, in order to present samples of the Ionian society and culture that belong to a forgotten era, deep into the past. Agios Dionysios The church dedicated to the patron saint of Zakynthos, Agios Dionysios, is located in the heart of the island. It preserves the relics of the saint and hosts a museum dedicated in the presentation of samples of the Christian church. Agios Dionysios, Voulgareos, Zakynthos, Greece Agios Dionysios cathedral | © Pufacz/WikiCommons Βochali Bochali is located on the highest point of the city of Zakynthos and just two kilometers away from it. It offers an amazing view of the city, its port and the Ionian Sea. One of the oldest neighborhoods of Zakynthos, full of palm and olive trees that offer natural shade and unique moments of relaxation Bochali, Zakynthos, Greece Bohali cliff and part of the city | © Salamouras Spiros/WikiCommons Laganas Laganas is one of the best preferred, developed, and tourist-friendly beaches in Zakynthos, located in the homonymous gulf, just 9 kilometers away from the island’s center. This is the place where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles love to leave their eggs, so water sports are not allowed. However, Laganas is always crowded and cosmopolitan, with a variety of dynamic bars, as well as many ships to rent and explore the nearby coasts. Laganas beach, Zakynthos, Greece Keri Lighthouse Keri Lightouse is located in the homonymous village, in a distance of about 20 kilometers away from the city of Zakynthos. The nine-meter high lighthouse was constructed in 1925, on the edge of a steep cliff, in order to help the passing by ships. From this point you will enjoy the magical view of steep and imposing shores, endless sea, romantic sunsets, wild natural beauty.  Keri Lightouse | © Maesi64/WikiCommons Agios Nikolaos This wonderful beach is located on the southeast part of the island, in Vassilikos. It is surrounded by a lush landscape and is equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas and a vibrant beach bar. Agios Nikolaos beach, Vassilikos, Zakynthos, Greece Navagio The trademark of Zakynthos and perhaps the most famous Greek beach owes its name (‘navagio‘ means ‘shipwreck’ in Greek) to the shipwreck of the ship Panagiotis, which is believed to have been involved in smuggling activity when it got into trouble and washed ashore in 1982, because of terrible weather conditions. This internationally known beach attracts thousands of visitors every years due to its breathtaking landscape, which is composed of dominant white rocks, golden sand and deep crystal clear waters. The carcass of the old ship completes the incomparable wild beauty of Navagio. You can admire this beauty from above, near the village of Anafonitria, or from up close, taking the small boat from the nearby ports of Agios Nikolaos or Porto Vromi.
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Baie du Naufrage
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Places To StayExperiencesExplore OUR ULTIMATE COVID BOOKING GUARANTEE. FIND OUT MORE Zakynthos Things To Do The Top 10 Things To Do and See in Zakynthos   Evangelos Tsirmpas 9 February 2017 Add to Plan The birthplace of the national poet of Greece is a place of significant cultural heritage, as well as of incredible natural beauty. Thousands of Greek and foreign visitors are attracted by the island of Zakynthos every summer, due to its turquoise colored waters, which are home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle. Here we present you with some off the beaten track things to do and see while in this blessed island.  Panoramic view of Zakynthos | © Mich973/WikiCommons Venetian Fortress Like most of the islands of the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos was also protected by the foreign marine invaders by its dominant and enormous fortress. The Venetian Fortress of Zakynthos is located in the place of the ancient Acropolis of the island and has undergone a number a reconstructions, after consecutive destructive earthquakes. Except for the Venetian prisons, the gunpowder buildings, the English military barracks and other war-related constructions, the fortress also includes an important number of religious sites. Venetian Fortress, Bochali, Zakynthos, Greece Solomos Museum Even if you don’t know a single Greek word, you should definitely pay a visit to the museum (here’s a Greek word!) that is dedicated to the Greek national poet, Dionysios Solomos. The museum was created in 1966 and includes the impressing graves of Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos, another great poet who was born on the island. It also includes portraits, manuscripts, books and objects that used to belong to Solomos and other important poets of Zakynthos. Solomos & Kalvos Museum, St. Marco Square 15, Zakynthos, Greece, +30 2695 028982 Dionysios Solomos portrait | © Markellos/WikiCoomos Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos The Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos is located in Solomos square, in the square dedicated to Greece’s national poet, in the heart of the island. Here you will have the opportunity to admire a rich collection of icons dating back to the 19th century, Greek and Byzantine sculptures and statues. The collection includes works of famous Greek painters, like Doxaras, Katouzis and Damaskinos. Byzantine Museum, Solomos Square, Zakynthos, Greece, +30 2695 042714 Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos | © Maesi64/WikiCommons Roma’s family mansion Roma’s family has been closely connected with the history of Zakynthos, the Ionian sea and Greece, through four centuries. The mansion is one of the few classical buildings of the island that was not completely destroyed after the large earthquake of 1953 and has been turned into a museum, in order to present samples of the Ionian society and culture that belong to a forgotten era, deep into the past. Agios Dionysios The church dedicated to the patron saint of Zakynthos, Agios Dionysios, is located in the heart of the island. It preserves the relics of the saint and hosts a museum dedicated in the presentation of samples of the Christian church. Agios Dionysios, Voulgareos, Zakynthos, Greece Agios Dionysios cathedral | © Pufacz/WikiCommons Βochali Bochali is located on the highest point of the city of Zakynthos and just two kilometers away from it. It offers an amazing view of the city, its port and the Ionian Sea. One of the oldest neighborhoods of Zakynthos, full of palm and olive trees that offer natural shade and unique moments of relaxation Bochali, Zakynthos, Greece Bohali cliff and part of the city | © Salamouras Spiros/WikiCommons Laganas Laganas is one of the best preferred, developed, and tourist-friendly beaches in Zakynthos, located in the homonymous gulf, just 9 kilometers away from the island’s center. This is the place where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles love to leave their eggs, so water sports are not allowed. However, Laganas is always crowded and cosmopolitan, with a variety of dynamic bars, as well as many ships to rent and explore the nearby coasts. Laganas beach, Zakynthos, Greece Keri Lighthouse Keri Lightouse is located in the homonymous village, in a distance of about 20 kilometers away from the city of Zakynthos. The nine-meter high lighthouse was constructed in 1925, on the edge of a steep cliff, in order to help the passing by ships. From this point you will enjoy the magical view of steep and imposing shores, endless sea, romantic sunsets, wild natural beauty.  Keri Lightouse | © Maesi64/WikiCommons Agios Nikolaos This wonderful beach is located on the southeast part of the island, in Vassilikos. It is surrounded by a lush landscape and is equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas and a vibrant beach bar. Agios Nikolaos beach, Vassilikos, Zakynthos, Greece Navagio The trademark of Zakynthos and perhaps the most famous Greek beach owes its name (‘navagio‘ means ‘shipwreck’ in Greek) to the shipwreck of the ship Panagiotis, which is believed to have been involved in smuggling activity when it got into trouble and washed ashore in 1982, because of terrible weather conditions. This internationally known beach attracts thousands of visitors every years due to its breathtaking landscape, which is composed of dominant white rocks, golden sand and deep crystal clear waters. The carcass of the old ship completes the incomparable wild beauty of Navagio. You can admire this beauty from above, near the village of Anafonitria, or from up close, taking the small boat from the nearby ports of Agios Nikolaos or Porto Vromi.
The church dedicated to the patron saint of Zakynthos, Agios Dionysios, is located in the heart of the island. It preserves the relics of the saint and hosts a museum dedicated in the presentation of samples of the Christian church.
Ι. Ν. Αγίου Διονυσίου Ζακύνθου
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The church dedicated to the patron saint of Zakynthos, Agios Dionysios, is located in the heart of the island. It preserves the relics of the saint and hosts a museum dedicated in the presentation of samples of the Christian church.
Even if you don’t know a single Greek word, you should definitely pay a visit to the museum (here’s a Greek word!) that is dedicated to the Greek national poet, Dionysios Solomos. The museum was created in 1966 and includes the impressing graves of Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos, another great poet who was born on the island. It also includes portraits, manuscripts, books and objects that used to belong to Solomos and other important poets of Zakynthos.
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Museum of D. Solomos and Other Eminent People of Zakynthos
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Even if you don’t know a single Greek word, you should definitely pay a visit to the museum (here’s a Greek word!) that is dedicated to the Greek national poet, Dionysios Solomos. The museum was created in 1966 and includes the impressing graves of Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos, another great poet who was born on the island. It also includes portraits, manuscripts, books and objects that used to belong to Solomos and other important poets of Zakynthos.
When it comes to Zakynthos, the colour of love is blue. But not just any blue. It shimmers and shines, running through the shades – from navy to turquoise and back again. Head to the Blue Caves to the north of the island.
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Blue Caves
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When it comes to Zakynthos, the colour of love is blue. But not just any blue. It shimmers and shines, running through the shades – from navy to turquoise and back again. Head to the Blue Caves to the north of the island.
The Keri Caves to the south and you’ll know what we mean. And if you really want to do it in style, then hire a canoe. You could spend hours paddling in and out of the cave openings.
Keri cave
The Keri Caves to the south and you’ll know what we mean. And if you really want to do it in style, then hire a canoe. You could spend hours paddling in and out of the cave openings.
Every great love affair needs the spark that ignites it. Zakynthos offers its in the form of sunsets. The one we’ve chosen for you is near Keri village, eating a romantic dinner-for-two at a taverna high up on the cliffs.
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Kampi
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Every great love affair needs the spark that ignites it. Zakynthos offers its in the form of sunsets. The one we’ve chosen for you is near Keri village, eating a romantic dinner-for-two at a taverna high up on the cliffs.
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Bochali is located on the highest point of the city of Zakynthos and just two kilometers away from it. It offers an amazing view of the city, its port and the Ionian Sea. One of the oldest neighborhoods of Zakynthos, full of palm and olive trees that offer natural shade and unique moments of relaxation
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Bochali
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Bochali is located on the highest point of the city of Zakynthos and just two kilometers away from it. It offers an amazing view of the city, its port and the Ionian Sea. One of the oldest neighborhoods of Zakynthos, full of palm and olive trees that offer natural shade and unique moments of relaxation
Laganas is one of the best preferred, developed, and tourist-friendly beaches in Zakynthos, located in the homonymous gulf, just 9 kilometers away from the island’s center. This is the place where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles love to leave their eggs, so water sports are not allowed. However, Laganas is always crowded and cosmopolitan, with a variety of dynamic bars, as well as many ships to rent and explore the nearby coasts.
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Laganas
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Laganas is one of the best preferred, developed, and tourist-friendly beaches in Zakynthos, located in the homonymous gulf, just 9 kilometers away from the island’s center. This is the place where the endangered loggerhead sea turtles love to leave their eggs, so water sports are not allowed. However, Laganas is always crowded and cosmopolitan, with a variety of dynamic bars, as well as many ships to rent and explore the nearby coasts.

Conseils sur la ville

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Love at first bite.
Just a nibble of a local sweet and you’ll be hooked. There’s Mandolato (nougat and roasted almonds), pasteli (sesame-and-honey bars) and semolina-based fitoura. Or if you’re the savoury type, how about taking a bit of Zakynthos home with you? You’ll discover aromatic honey (from bees feeding on local mountain herbs) and peppery olive oil. Or perhaps cheeses (smooth myzithra or spicy graviera), fruit (sweet melons and zingy wild strawberries) and any number of specialities are available from local producers.
Coutumes et culture
Sunset in Kampi.
The village of Kambi is very pretty and traditional. It is located 30 km north of Zakynthos Town and it has only 60 inhabitants who are engaged in agriculture and farming. The village is quite famous for its breathtaking sunset views. The best ones are guaranteed if you stand on top of the hill. The village has some nice guestrooms and cafes. A couple of km outside Kambi village is Exo Hora.
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Beaches of course!! Round 1
Did you honestly think we’d forgotten them? Zakynthos has so many beaches to choose from, it seems wrong to highlight a few. But love’s a matter of taste, so it’s up to you to find the perfect match. To feel close to nature, head to Gerakas which (beyond the fine sand and shallow blue water) is a protected nesting site for sea turtles. The umbrellas and sunbeds have been placed away from the protected zones and access is forbidden after sunset. For a feeling of discovery, head to Porto Limionas (more of a lagoon than a beach). 
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Beaches of course!! Round 2
Keri beach is considered one of the most picturesque and family-friendly, with clear, shallow waters and fine pebbles. Agios Nikolaos, taking its name from a little chapel to one side, is one of the liveliest and most fun-filled, with many water sports.
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Beaches of course!! Round 3
As is Laganas (the busiest but so long that it can accommodate its visitors). And, finally, Porto Vromi (near the boats heading to Shipwreck Beach), a secluded, narrow beach that isn’t as busy as its more illustrious neighbour's. And so many, others, as is Alykes, Xygia, Basilikos, and my favorite beach Makris Gialos.
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Water slides in Sarakinado.
Zante Water Village, one of the biggest Water Parks in Greece is situated on the southeast part of the island. The Park stands on a piece of land occupying 40.000m2, just 4km from Zante Town, in the village of Sarakinado. If you're looking for a great time, non-stop spray games, action adventure, fun for the whole family, but also relaxation then don't loose the opportunity to visit the Water Village.