Zákynthos (Zante), lies in the Ionian Sea, only 16 kilometers off the west coast of the Peloponnese you can get to Zantefrom Kyllini port. The island is known for the way of life, the joy and the singing of its inhabitants. This island is definitely one of the best places to visit in Greece.
First stop in our tour is of course Zante Town, on the island’s east coast, Zante Town is the capital of Zákynthos. There are many large open plazas and plenty of shops and markets. Most of what you’ll ever need can be found here.
The town’s main church, Agios Dionysios, which houses the relics of the town’s patron saint, dates from 1708 and was reconstructed in 1954. For spectacular views over town and the port, go up to the village of Bohali to the ruined Venetian castle, set in a park with pine trees.
Beaches are the most popular sight in this island with the Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Cove) starring to the top beaches you will ever visit.
It is probably the most photographed beach in Greece Shipwreck(Navagio) Beach lies in the so-called Smuggler’s Cove on Zante west coast. Made up of fine white pebbles backed by cliffs, the beach takes its name from the wreck of a rusty ship that was transporting contraband cigarettes and was washed up here in 1980.
Next stop, Gerakas Beach – The Most Relaxing Beach
Gerakas is the southern beach of the island and for sure one of the most beautiful.
It consists of a long sand tongue ending in a small promontory diving in the sea.
It is one of the most hidden places and maybe for this reason more beautiful and wild of the entire island. For those who really care about caves it is worth visiting the first one just getting down the steps; once there and in the water you understand that the cave is to continue … but only for those who love extreme sports.
Do not forget to try out the local food!
Of course, no trip would be complete without getting a taste of local specialties. Zante Island offers an array of Greek food, nothing that you would not find in other places in Greece, but still delicious and satiating. It is impossible to pick the best restaurants since there are plenty of great ones, and instead.
Here’s a list of must-try dishes:
Start your meals with melitzanosalata, an eggplant dip and Greek salad with fresh vegetables.
For the main course, order rabbit stew it’s the tradition dish of Zante island combine this dish with the amazing view of the most traditional taverns around the island.
For dessert, you have to try baklava, delicious and very typical.
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