Zakynthos Island

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Zakynthos (also Zante) is one of the most southern of the cluster of Greek islands in the Ionian and has some of the most amazing sandy beaches including the famous Shipwreck bay on the rugged western coastline. The northern coast offers caves and quieter places to visit. The south and east offer more sheltered sandy beaches and a nature reserve for loggerhead turtles.




"Zakynthos (also spelled Zakinthos; Greek: Ζάκυνθος, romanized: Zákynthos [ˈzacinθos] (listen); Italian: Zacinto [dzaˈtʃinto]) or Zante meaning "amazing and loving" (, US also , Italian: [ˈdzante]; Greek: Τζάντε, romanized: Tzánte [ˈdza(n)de]; from the Venetian form) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and its only municipality. It covers an area of 405.55 km2 (156.6 sq mi) and its coastline is roughly 123 km (76 mi) in length. The name, like all similar names ending in -nthos, is pre-Mycenaean or Pelasgian in origin. In Greek mythology the island was said to be named after Zakynthos, the son of the legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus.

Zakynthos is a tourist destination, with an international airport served by charter flights from northern Europe. The island's nickname is "the Flower of the Levant", bestowed upon it by the Venetians who were in possession of Zakynthos from 1484 to 1797." Wikipedia









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Navagio Beach
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We took a boat trip from Zante town to visit the shipwreck beach, it was a beautiful day and the setting was incredible.

Blue Caves
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Beautiful blue clear water so clear you can see the bottom.

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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Agios Nikolaos Quay
1 . Agios Nikolaos Quay
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A large unattractive concrete quayside within the bay sheltered by the Nikolaos islet.

Agios Nikolaos Harbour
2 . Agios Nikolaos Harbour
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A small breakwater provides some shelter in the northern part of the bay for smaller vessels.

Mikro Nisi
3 . Mikro Nisi
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Micro Nisi is north of the Katastari cape and just south of a tiny islet.

Makris Gialos Cove
4 . Makris Gialos Cove
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A large beachy cove sheltered by the large Katastari cape to the south.

Alykanas Harbour
5 . Alykanas Harbour
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A horseshoe shaped breakwater creates shelter for moored boats and access to some shops and beach.

Kavos Harbour
6 . Kavos Harbour
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An established and solid set of breakwaters create an unattractive safe harbour for local boats and visiting yachts.

Arkadii Harbour
7 . Arkadii Harbour
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A south facing harbour on this small peninsula in a shallow silted area.

Planos
8 . Planos
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A small south facing harbour north of the large sandy beach bay.

Zante Harbour
9 . Zante Harbour
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A large silted harbour split into two sections by a large commercial loading jetty. The north side of the northern harbour wall and quay offer shore-side mooring for visiting yachts, while the sout...

Vasilikos Bay
10 . Vasilikos Bay
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A large east facing bay between two capes supports two crowded tourist beaches and may offer some rare shelter for anchoring.

Keri Harbour
11 . Keri Harbour
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A busy cove with a small breakwater provides some rare shelter on this side of Zakythos island. Yachts are often moored outside the breakwater or anchored in the cove outside.

Marathia Cape Marina
12 . Marathia Cape Marina
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A series of coves surrounded by cliffs and caves are often explored and used for anchoring yachts.

Vromi Quay
13 . Vromi Quay
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A narrowing cove forking at the end with a small quay to the western fork.

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Top Towns

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Varvara
1 . Varvara
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A small village a short distance from the coast on the north-easterm shore of Zakynthos island.

Planos
2 . Planos
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Planos is a town on the eastern coast of Zakynthos island with a long sandy bay.

Zakynthos
3 . Zakynthos
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The main town and ferry terminal on Zakynthos island is found to the south east of the island.

Argasi
4 . Argasi
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A long town on the south-eastern shore of Zakynthos island close to Zakythos town.

Laganas
5 . Laganas
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A popular tourist destination on the south of Zakynthos island with a long thin beach.

Alykes
6 . Alykes
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A popular holiday resort town north of Zakythos.

Vasilikos
7 . Vasilikos
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A small town on the most eastern tip of Zakynthos island.

Limni Keriou
8 . Limni Keriou
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A small town overlooking the small Marathonisi islet.






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