Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian islands.
A stunning island on the southwest of Greece, it has to offer magnificent beaches, secluded coves and green blooming valleys. That is why in the past, both Homer and the Venetian rulers used to call it “wooded” and “Levant flower”. Outside Greece its more known for “Navagio Beach” (Shipwreck beach) probably the most famous and most photographed beach in the world.
The very warm waters, made Zakynthos an object of international interest especially because in the southern part of the island the “CARETTA-CARETTA” turtles breed, they are a rare specimen protected by the Greek legislation with a new marine park.
Along the rocky, western coasts the seals “Monachus Monachus” breed too and they are also protected by the local administrative authorities.
Among the most famous Zakynthian’s, is the poet Dionysios Solomos, he is best known for writing the Greek national hymn.
In the last years the island has undergone a progressive development to offer tourists modern infrastructures keeping its traditional aspect still visible. Visitors can reach the island via the international airport D. Solomos ((international charter and domestic flights), or by boat on the main port of Zakynthos Town.