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Welcome to Zakynthos

Welcome to Zakynthos - the island of green landscape and wonderful sea

 

Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands and has roughly 123 km of coast line surrounding it. The island is named after Zakynthos, the son of a legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus, but is only one of the possible theories another is that the name derives from  Za and Cynthos, which means hill. This corresponds to the mountainous landscape of Zakynthos. Offering many hotels to stay in, Zakynthos has a brilliant tourism industry thanks to it's beauty and many historical interests. Also named "paradise on Earth", Zakynthos offers so much to so many, with such a varied terrain, this is a place to suit everybody.

 

Informations and facts

Night-life

Zakynthos nightlife is really amazing but the first thing to underline is that you can find what are you looking for and the result of your night depend on people's preferences. For those who wish to pass a quiet evening and night Zakynthos' centre and Vassilikos village are the ideal locations. There are a lot of pubs and restaurants but also tavernas and cafeterias. For the other, those who prefer have fun the suitable regions are in the southern part of the island Argasi, Tsilivi, Laganas, Alykes and Kalamaki. These are tourist places and during the summer are full of crowd. Here there are many bars, clubs and discos. Parties begins early in the evening and continues till sunrise.

Shopping

There are a lot of different opportunities for shopping in Zakynthos. You can find shoes, bags, clothes, jewels, pottery and arts. You can also find a lot of stores in which you can discover some souvenirs. Zante town is the capital of Zakynthos and the main centre to have shopping.

Sightseeing

Zakynthos is a wonderful island and there a lot of places that are really recommended to be visited. The island can be divided in three parts: the east coast, the west coast and the Tu-rtle gulf. In each of them there a lot of impressive beaches like Alikes and Alikanas in the north east, Bouka with its crystal water, Gerakas a long bay, the Porto Limionas beach that need to be seen thanks also to relax and peace that you can discover there.

Time

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Climate

Zakynthos has a mediterranean climate. The summer is hot and long and the winter is not so cold, is mild and rainy. Being an island in the Mediterranen sea is really a pleasure visit Zakynthos during the summer even if you can find a good weather also during the spring or Autumn especially in September and October.

Public transport

The public transport in Zakynthos is really well organized. There are buses that are the KTEL service. The main station is near the port where you can find the timetable, the routes and you can also buy the tikets that are really cheap. Buses are not the only mean of transport, you can rent a car or a motorbike, there are a lot of places in wich you can find it; at the end don't forget that you can also take the taxi and the service to get the tourist destinations has a fixed tariff.

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