is famous for its endless sandy beaches along the eastern and
south coasts, the marine caves
found all around and the sea turtle caretta-caretta
which hatches its eggs here!
This is an island known
for the great development it had in arts and literature. It has
had a great influence from Venice, as it was occupied by
the Venetians for 300 years and well known painters, musicians,
poets and writers both Greek and
foreign were born or chose to live here.
The architecture is amazing and the old
mansions are the objects of great admiration.
One of the first holiday
destinations in the Ionian Islands, Zante is bustling with people every summer, many of
them returning with their friends or families year after year
to enjoy the sun and sea!
At the top of the green hill above the town of Zakinthos, lays the
old castle built by the Venetians at the site of the ancient
The enormous and crowded
sandy beach at the bay of Laganas, is where caretta-caretta lays its eggs in
the summer and three weeks later tiny sea
turtles pop their heads out or the sand and make their
way to the water!
Although not ideal for them, it seems like they are not too bothered about the
presence of man.
The western coast, just
like all the rest of the islands, is covered with steep cliffs, their slopes dropping almost vertically into
the water. Plenty of isolated coves with a tiny beach and interesting
marine caves accessible only from the sea can be found along this
Cave with the magnificent blue and emerald
colors of the sea around it, is worth a visit. It is just under the lighthouse at the
northernmost tip of the island, Cape
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