Zante Info - Argassi Zakynthos Greece
Welcome to the naturally beautiful Island of Zakynthos! Situated on the west side of Greece and on the south of the Ionian Sea, it is across from the Peloponnese (mainland). Large numbers of visitors from all around the world come to visit this island renowned for its amazing and scenic beauty.
The unique, fanatastic beaches are the island’s main attraction along with the endangered Caretta Caretta sea turtle. Beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear waters in all shades blue are situated throughout. The Shipwreck Cove, one of the most photographed and recognizable beaches in the world, the virgin untouched and protected beach of Gerakas, the deep cold and clear blue waters of the rocky and unconventional Porto Limnionas and the long sandy family friendly beaches with shallow waters of Kalamaki and Laganas are just a few more.
The endangered Caretta Caretta sea turtle is a rare animal that chooses some of these beaches to lay its eggs. The National Marine Park has been created for its protection in order to help keep the natural sea environment in equilibrium.
Zant town is the scenic island capitol with pedestrian roads, shops, the patron Saint Dionysios church, a road along the port with many cafes and restaurants, historical squares like Saint Marcos and Solomos, museums that showcase the island’s heritage as well as the beautiful Bohali hill with the breathtaking panoramic views and the old Venetian Castle ruins.
Another exceptional part of the island which must not be missed is the traditional villages, hidden among the mountains and giving the visitor a true taste of rural Zakynthian life.
Homemade wine and cheeses, olive oil, embroideries and honey are a few of the products you can purchase from stalls on the side of the road or in workshops that run through generations.
Whether you are a fan of fun in the sun, picture moments and endless sandy beaches or culture, history and religious experiences, then Zante, as it is widely known, will not only live up to your expectations but also overcome them!