Zakynthos, also known by its Italian name of Zante throughout the English speaking world is the third largest of the Greek Ionian islands. The island of Zakynthos covers approximately 405 km² and has around 123 km of beautiful coastline.
Unlike many sub-tropical islands, the coastline is not entirely made up of luscious beaches; Zakynthos’ coast is interspersed with cliffs & caves and there are some stunning secluded coves accessible only by boat.
Famed for well-known beauty spots such as Navagio and Kampi (pronounced Kambi); Zakynthos is only around 10 miles from the Greek mainland which is easily seen across the water on the clear days. Zante is also just a short flight from Athens at 300 km as the crow flies.
Since the opening of Zakythos airport in 1972, Zante has turned into a hotbed of European tourism. Throughout the summer season, you will see people from all over Europe; particularly people from the UK and Italy.