Zakynthos town: Is the island’s capital and a great
place to visit day or night. The town offers an array of
tempting shops which most of which are situated on
the Alexandra Roma shaded by venetian arches.
St Marks square modelled on its italian namesake
has a good selection of cafes, bars and tavernas. It
is a wonderful place to sit back relax and join the
locals in a spot of people watching.
Bohali: Nestled high above Zakynthos town lies this
small village. Bohali is one of the best places on the
island for stunning views over Zakynthos town and
across the sea to the greek mainland.
Keri: Located in the south western coast of the
island and tucked into the corner of Laganas bay
is the pretty fishing village of Limni Keriou the
waterfront harbour of the mountain village of Keri.
From the shingle beach there is a lovely view across
the bay to the Vassilikos peninsula and the golden
sands of Gerakas beach. The waterfront is dotted
with tavernas, shops and bars.
Porto Roxa: An unforgettable sunset, memorable
plunges, an incomparable bay unique wild scenery
created by “loubes” the holes in the vertical cliffs. It
is at the southwest of the island. Enjoy a meal at the
Ioniοn Taverna an authentic greek restaurant with a
10% discount when you hire your car.
Navagio (shipwreck): The shipwreck is without doubt
the most famous sight on Zakynthos it is also reffered
to as smugglers cove. The shipwreck lies in the middle
of a beautiful white pebble bay surrounded by white
cliffs and blue water that looks like bleach has been
added. Shipwreck beach can be appreciated in two
ways either by taking a boat trip of by viewing it from
above, there is no direct access to the beach.
Blue caves: The blue caves are in the north of
Zakynthos and are one of the best known sights
on the island. The unusual caves were discovered
in 1897 with the largest cave being called Blue Grotto.
In order to visit the caves you can hire a boat, or take
a boat trip. The nearest point to the caves to take a boat
is the harbour of St Nicolaos near to Volimes but trips
depart from many other parts of the island.
Banana beach: The beach of Banana is the biggest
sandy beach on the island. It is found 11.5 km south
of the town of Zakynthos at the peninsula of Vassilikos.
Apart from the nice sand and crystal clear sea, you
will enjoy facilities for sunbathing and watersports, on
the beach itself you will find snack bars for refreshments.
The sea is shallow and ideal for families with small
Gerakas: At the southern most pοint of the island is the
cape of Gerakas. The beach of Gerakas forms the eastern
part of Laganas bay and is a protected area and also part
of the national marine park. Gerakas beach is one of the
most beautiful on the island and the shallow turquoise
waters combined with the golden sand and rocky
formations in the distance and make up an impressive spectacle. Gerakas is virtually unspoilt by the mass tourism
on the island and there are very few hotels and tavernas
in the vicinity.
Porto vromi: Two steep limestone bluffs rise each side of a
narrow inlet at the small but beautiful village of Porto vromi.
Here is a sheltered harbour for a few fishing boats and a
narrow strip of white sand and shingle. Above the harbour is
the 15th century monastery of Panagia Anafonitiria noted
for its fine frescos and there are regular trips from the
harbour to the nearby blue caves.
Xigia beach: Is in the north of the island and offers
a unique chance to go to a health spa for free.
The water here has a high sulphur content reputed
for good skin, removing cellulite, relieving arthritis
and for other minor ailments. What could be better
on holiday then treating yourself to a pampering
swim so you can return home healthier and