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Zakynthos, Greece
GENERAL ZAKYNTHOS GREECE TRAVEL INFORMATION:
 
INTRODUCTION:
Zakynthos, the island of the Careta - Careta turtle, is a place full of verdant hills, olive groves fields, plum orchards, and long, white sandy beaches. Zakynthos also has a history that is reflected in its traditional settlements and lovely monasteries.
 
ZAKYNTHOS GREECE LOCATION:
The island of Zakynthos is a part of the Ionian cluster of islands, located in the southern part of the Ionian Sea, beneath the island of Kefallonia.
 
AREA OF ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
402 sq.km
 
POPULATION OF ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
32560
 
CAPITAL OF ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
Zakynthos Town
 
MORPHOLOGY OF ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
The island of Zakynthos has a landscape full of white sandy coasts, verdant hills and fertile plains.
 
SEASONS IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
During the summer months, when it is high tourist season of the island, Zakynthos is packed with people from all corners of the world.
 
ATTRACTIONS & SIGHTSEEING IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
SIGHTSEEING IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
If you want to do some sightseeing in Zakynthos Greece, we recommend:

The Municipal Library, the Venetian Castle, the Monastery of Agios Dionyssios, the churches of Agios Nikoaos, Panagia Aggelon and Panagia Faneromeni, and Strant Hill in Zakynthos Town.
The Monastery of Panagia Anafonitria in Anafonitria.
The ruins of the Medieval Tower in Argassi.
The churches of Agios Nikolaos and Panagia Dakrirooussa in Vassilikos.
The Venetian Tower, the churches and the Monastery of Agios Georgios in Volimes.
The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos in Katastari.
The Church of Panagia Keriotissa and the stone built vaulted grave in Keri.
The churches of Ipapanti, Agios Timotheos and Mavra and the village Agios Leon in Macherado.
The Monastery of Panagia Spiliotissa and the Church of Taxiarhes in Orthonies.

 
MUSEUMS IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
The Byzantine Museum, the Museum of Dionyssios Solomos and other famous Zakynthians, and the Museum of the National Opposition in Zakynthos Town.

NATURAL SITES IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
The famous blue caves at Volimes.
 
SPORTS / RECREATION IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
If you have a boat, you can tour the whole island of Zakynthos. You can dock in Zakynthos Town, Laganas, Alykes and the lake of Keri. To refuel, call: +30 26950 22157.
 
ENTERTAINMENT IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
All over the island of Zakynthos there are taverns, restaurants, cafeterias, as well as lively clubs and bars for your nightime entertainment.
 
LOCAL EVENTS IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
The cultural events in the Medieval Theatre in August, the Easter Celebration, the carnival and the funeral of the mask event, as well as the festival of Agios Dionyssios on August 24 and December 17 in Zakynthos Town.
The Festival of Panagia on August 15 in Katastari and Vassilikos.
The Festival of Panagia on August 24 in Anafonitria.
The second day after Easter, the festival of Panagia Keriotissa in Keri.
The litany of the icon, the Monday after Easter in Laganas.
 
LOCAL PRODUCTS IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
On the island of Zakynthos you can buy oil, cheese, sweet onions, wine, nuggets, honey, almonds, and figs as well as colognes.
 
MAJOR TOWNS / CITIES / VILLAGES IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:

Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos Greece
The town of Zakynthos is the cosmopolitan capital and the picturesque port of the island, where impressive buildings, campaniles and arches reflect the glory of the past. The traditional quarters are full of interesting and beautiful sightseeing attractions, while the view from Bochali, a suburb built on the hill of the castle, is an unforgettable experience.

Laganas, Zakynthos Greece
Laganas is the most popular tourist resort in Zakynthos, built in the heart of the most fertile plain, among olive groves and plum orchards. The irresistible feature of Laganas is its amazing sandy beach.

Planos, Zakynthos Greece
Planos is a very picturesque village that attracts many visitors due to its endless golden coast of Tsilivi and the other beautiful beaches of the region. Planos is an ideal resort for family vacations.

Argassi, Zakynthos Greece
Argassi is a constantly developing tourist center, built along a wonderful coast.

Vassilikos, Zakynthos Greece
Vassilikos is a coastal village full of olive groves. The long, white sandy beaches are the location where the famous Careta – Careta turtle lays its eggs during September and August.

ALSO:
Strofades Islands
Opposite the southern part of Zakynthos are two beautiful islets, Stomfani and Arpina. On these islets you will find the Monastery of Agios Dionyssios, while you can spend moments of relaxation and serenity gazing at the marvelous scenery.

 
TRANSPORTATION IN ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:

BY FERRY BOAT:
From Kyllini Port, ferries depart for Zakynthos Greece, throughout the year. The voyage from Kyllini Port to Zakynthos Port takes 1 hour. Zakynthos is also connected to Kefalonia.

Zakynthos Greece Sea Travel Information:
Kyllini Port: +30 26230 92211
Zakynthos Port: +30 26950 28117

BY AIRPLANE:
From the Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Spata, there are flights to the Zakynthos Airport all year round. The flight lasts approximately 55 minutes. The Zakynthos Airport is located 5 km from Zakynthos Town.

Zakynthos Greece Air Travel Information:
Zakynthos Airport: +30 26950 28322
Olympic Airways in Athens: +30 210 966-6666
Olympic Airways in Zakynthos: +30 26950 28611

BY BUS:
From Athens, buses depart for Kyllini to board a ferry boat to Corfu. The trip takes 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Zakynthos Greece Bus Travel Information:
Athens Bus station for bus to Zakynthos: +30 210 512-9443

 
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR ZAKYNTHOS GREECE:
Zakynthos Police Department: +30 26950 22000
Zakynthos Town Hall: +30 26950 22315
Zakynthos Taxi Station: +30 26950 22280
Kyllini Port: +30 26230 92211
Zakynthos Port: +30 26950 28117
Zakynthos Airport: +30 26950 28322
Olympic Airways in Athens: +30 210 966-6666
Olympic Airways in Zakynthos: +30 26950 28611
Athens Bus station for bus to Zakynthos: +30 210 512-9443
 

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