Secluded beaches & extreme watersports
Most of Zakynthos beaches are secluded, as they are hidden among small coves, giving you the chance to swim in crystal blue tranquil waters under relaxed vibes. Indisputably, the most famous beach in Zakynthos is Navagio, one of the most photographed and iconic spots in terms of greek islands. For those who prefer spacious long beaches, Gerakas is the best deal. With soft sand, calm waters and limited watersports activity, is the ideal beach for families. On the other hand, Laganas beach is highly preferred among young people, as during the summer nights various frantic parties are organized that last until the early morning hours. St. Nicholas and Tsilivi beaches on the contrary, are ideal for water-sport enthusiasts.
Zakynthos, is a verdant island as well, with rich nature and great surroundings. You can visit the National Marine Park, where you will have the opportunity to see the famous turtles Caretta-Caretta as well as the Mediterranean Seals Monachus-Monachus. On top of that, the island didn’t take the nickname “Fior di Levante” for nothing. Zakynthos has over 7,000 species of flowers, scattered bougainvillea throughout the island, wild herbs and many trees with figs and olives.
Wandering around Zakynthos
There are numerous things to do in Zakynthos. You can take a tour around the island exploring the best sites. You can discover the impressive old churches of the city such as Agios Nikolaos, Agios Dionyssios and Agios Markos, or you can visit the Post – Byzantine monasteries at the outskirts. In addition, at Solomos Square in the city, you will find the Post-Byzantine Museum of Zante, or just 2 km away from the city you can also visit the Venetian Castle as well as the Strani Hill, where the National Poet Dionisios Solomos wrote Greece’s National Anthem.
Don’t leave the island without trying out the local cuisine, like the famous “ladotyri” and the homemade dishes “papatoli” and “sofigadoura”!