Originally a small resort, it has expanded in recent years and become THE place to stay for lively exciting holidays without moving away from its traditional Greek heritage. The resort is set amongst olive groves and vineyards and its special features include a fantastic golden sandy beach of around 2km long that is well worthy of its Blue Flag, an award for clean beaches.
One of the most photographed beaches in the world is the Shipwreck, also known as Navagio in Greek. It is a white pebbly beach surrounded by white cliffs and the water in all kinds of amazing shades of blue. The Shipwreck cove is only accessible by sea. There are many organized excursion that visit this beach from Zakynthos town, Alykes, Skinari and elsewhere. You can also admire the Shipwreck from a distance if you visit the platform right over it in the village of Anafonitria.
Marathonisi or Turtle Island
The magical island is about five minutes by boat from the shore of Keri, Laganas, and Agios Sostis. You can visit Turtle island by renting a private boat and sailing over on your own or by taking part in an organized boat trip. There are many trips running daily throughout the summer months and you can often combine a bit of turtle spotting with your trip.
Vassilikos area is renowned for the natural beauty and tranquility, a paradise for those who love the sea. The lush vegetation harmoniously combines with the sandy beaches to offer the visitors the best views in Zakynthos (Zante). Access is easy by car or even on foot.
Vassilikos is a general area of the peninsula rather than a separate resort, a wonderful part of Zakynthos with many villages that aren´t densely populated.
The most famous area of the island is Bohali, which is located at the highest point of the city of Zakynthos and is only 2 km away from it. From there, the view is breathtaking, as we can admire not only the city but also the vast blue Ionian Sea that stretches before you, the harbor, Argassi, Laganas bay and the Strani Hill where Dionysios Solomos inspired the national anthem of Greece.
The town and the capital of the island is built in the eastern part of the island, at the foot of the hill Bohali. It is a modern city built after the earthquake of 1953, which expands, is formed and continuously improved in recent years to meet the ever increasing activities in the tourism and cultural sectors. The imposing traditional buildings with arches, arched windows and picturesque squares such as the historical Solomos square and the Saint Marcus square. There is also the busy Alexandrou Roma street shopping centre of the town and the Saint Dionysios church the patron saint of the island.
The traditional, picturesque villages of inland, with the hospitable people and the traditional products. Volimes, which is very famous for the local handcraft. Macherado, where the main attraction is the Church of Agia Mavra (the melodious bells of the Agia Mavra church can be heard throughout most of the island of Zakynthos!), Kiliomeno, a village rich with vegetation, full of pine and cypress trees and numerous varieties of colourful flowers and Loucha which is a charming mountain village surrounded by verdant scenery and is one of the highest villages on the island.