Zante and the Flower of Levante
This… flower is the conduit to Zakynthos, to its marvellously peerless Venetian aesthetic and beauty. It’s time to set a course for the most appealing beaches in the Ionian Sea. Zakynthos is an island with much to offer, and consequently attracts tourism for much of the year. Verdant hills seem to roll into enchanting turquoise waters; the main town is teeming with historical buildings and the villages dotting the landscape are filled with well-hidden treasures. Imagination runs rampant and undeveloped areas await visitors to explore them. There are two myths surrounding the name of Zakynthos. The first comes from the Venetians, who gave this name to the flowers blooming on the island during their occupation (1484-1797), while the second claims Zakynthos, son of Dardanus, the ruler of the ancient kingdom of Fria, was the first inhabitant of the island.
Zakynthos is an island that will take your breath away with its many different beaches: sandy stretches, remote coves with dark blue crystal clear waters, quiet beaches with sparkling water that combine sand and pebbles, and some that are even more… sandy and untamed.