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The way of love: magical places for lovers

Here are the most romantic places on the island:

  1. Kambi village : famous for its breathtaking sunset views
  2. Argassi Village : the legend of the Argassi bridge
  3. Sunset of meditation and love at the Navagio
  4. Dance evening at Panigiria (local festivals)
  5. The blessing to the couple of Santa Mavra and San Timoteo at macherado
  6. Light lunch for sparks of love at the Lighthouse
  7. A suggestive cocktail overlooking the city of Zakynthos at Bochali
  8. Sunset champagne – zakynthos evening cruise
  9. Romantic restaurant and bar for a pleasant evening
  10. Private dinner/lunch at the farm
  11. Private Dinner Experience

 

Here a more descriptive list of romantic places for lovers in Zante:

  1. Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) – An iconic and stunningly beautiful beach accessible only by boat, known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and the rusted remains of a shipwreck on the shore.
  2. Keri Lighthouse – A picturesque lighthouse with breathtaking panoramic views of the Ionian Sea and the rugged coastline.
  3. Porto Limnionas – A secluded cove with crystal-clear waters and a rocky shoreline surrounded by cliffs, perfect for a romantic swim or snorkeling adventure.
  4. Bochali Hill – A hilltop village overlooking the town of Zakynthos with stunning views of the island and the Ionian Sea, perfect for a romantic picnic.
  5. Cameo Island – A tiny, heart-shaped island with a beautiful beach, accessible by a small footbridge from the mainland.
  6. St. Nicholas Beach – A secluded and quiet beach with stunning views and clear blue waters, perfect for a romantic getaway.
  7. Sunset at Kampi – A cliffside village with stunning sunset views, perfect for a romantic evening stroll or dinner.
  8. Dionysios Solomos Square – A beautiful and historic square in the center of Zakynthos Town, surrounded by charming cafes and restaurants, perfect for a romantic evening out.
  9. Agios Sostis – A beautiful and romantic beach located in the southern part of the island with crystal-clear waters and golden sand.
  10. Tsilivi Beach – A beautiful and romantic beach located in the popular tourist resort of Tsilivi, perfect for a romantic walk at sunset or a candlelit dinner by the sea. an evening of entertainment that is not in a crowded place like laganas
  11. Argassi Village : the legend of the Argassi bridge
  12. Dance evening at Panigiria (local festivals)
  13. The blessing to the couple of Santa Mavra and San Timoteo at macherado

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Entertainment for children

The funniest places for children in zakynthos :

 

 

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For young people who love nightlife and fun

 

 

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Diving lovers

 

 

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Enchanting routes

Enchanting routes in zakynthos :

Zante, also known as Zakynthos, is a beautiful island in Greece known for its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and picturesque villages. Here are some enchanting routes that visitors can take to explore the island’s beauty:

Navagio Beach – Start your journey with a visit to Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Beach. This beautiful cove is only accessible by boat, but offers stunning turquoise waters and an iconic shipwreck.

The Blue Caves – Take a boat tour to the Blue Caves, located on the northern tip of the island. These natural caves offer unique and beautiful views of the sea.

Keri Lighthouse – Head to the southern part of the island to visit Keri Lighthouse. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the island’s coast and the Ionian Sea.

Bochali Hill – Take a stroll through the historic Bochali Hill, which overlooks Zakynthos Town. From here, you can enjoy beautiful views of the town and the sea.

Marathonisi Island – Take a boat tour to Marathonisi Island, located off the coast of Zakynthos. This beautiful island is home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtle and offers beautiful beaches and clear waters.

St. Nicholas Church – Visit St. Nicholas Church, located in the village of Kiliomenos. This historic church dates back to the 16th century and offers beautiful frescoes and an impressive bell tower.

Agios Sostis – Take a walk through the charming village of Agios Sostis, located on the eastern coast of the island. This small village offers beautiful views of the sea and is home to a charming harbor.

Porto Limnionas – Take a trip to Porto Limnionas, a beautiful cove located on the western coast of the island. Here, you can enjoy the clear waters

 

 

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Refined palates for tasty dishes

 

 

 

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For Vegetarians

Here more 5 vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Zante:

Veganaki – A vegetarian and vegan restaurant located in Zakynthos Town, offering a variety of plant-based dishes including falafel, salads, soups, burgers, and wraps.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/veganakizante/

Boomerang Beach Bar – A beachside bar and restaurant in Laganas offering vegetarian options including Greek salads, vegetable wraps, and veggie burgers.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/boomerangbeachbar/

Ghetto Grillz – A fast-food restaurant in Laganas offering vegetarian options including veggie burgers, falafel, and salads.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/GhettoGrillz/

Green food & coffee – A vegetarian-friendly cafe in Zakynthos Town offering a variety of vegetarian and vegan options including salads, wraps, smoothies, and freshly squeezed juices.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/greenfoodcoffee/

Zorbas Restaurant – A restaurant located in Tsilivi offering vegetarian options including Greek salads, vegetable moussaka, and stuffed peppers.

Website: http://www.zorbaszante.com/

 

 

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For Yoga Lovers

 

 

 

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For lovers of free tastings

 

 

 

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For lovers of ventilated and cool places

During the summer months, the island can get quite hot, with temperatures reaching over 30°C (86°F). However, there are a few places on the island that are known for their cooler and breezier climates.

One of the coolest and most breezy places in Zakynthos during the summer is the village of Volimes, which is located in the northern part of the island. The village is situated at a higher altitude, which makes it much cooler than other areas on the island. In addition, the village is surrounded by lush green forests and offers stunning views of the sea, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the island. W also suggest The Old Windmill

Another cool and breezy spot in Zakynthos during the summer is the town of Keri, which is located on the southwestern part of the island. The town is situated on a hill overlooking the sea, which allows for a cool and refreshing sea breeze to flow through. The town also offers beautiful views of the sunset, making it a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.

Finally, the island’s beautiful beaches can also offer some relief from the summer heat, with the sea breeze keeping temperatures down. Some of the most popular beaches on the island include Navagio Beach, Gerakas Beach, and Porto Limnionas, which are all known for their stunning scenery and crystal-clear waters.

Overall, while Zakynthos can get quite hot during the summer, there are several cool and breezy spots on the island that offer relief from the heat. Whether you prefer the cool mountain air or the refreshing sea breeze, there is something for everyone on this beautiful Greek island.

 

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For warm sea lovers

Zakynthos Island in Greece has several beaches with warm sea temperatures during the summer months. However, the warmest sea temperatures can typically be found on the south coast of the island, where the water is more sheltered and protected from the winds.

Some of the beaches on the south coast that are known for their warm sea temperatures include:

  • Gerakas Beach – This is a popular beach located on the southeastern tip of the island. The water here is typically very warm during the summer months.
  • Porto Zoro Beach – This is another beach located on the southeastern coast of the island. The water here is also known to be quite warm during the summer.
  • Banana Beach – This is a long stretch of beach located on the southern coast of the island. The water here is often very warm and clear.
    It’s worth noting that sea temperatures can vary depending on factors such as the time of day, weather conditions, and currents, so it’s a good idea to check local weather forecasts and ask locals for advice on the best places to swim.

 

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For water sports lovers

 

 

 

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For lovers of sporting events to watch on big screen TV – Sports Bar

 

 

 

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Visit the caves on the mainland in Zakynthos

CAVE HUNTERS

There are also sea caves in Zakynthos. here is a small list:

  • Blue Caves: These are sea caves located on the northern coast of the island, near the village of Volimes. The name “Blue Caves” comes from the blue color of the water inside the caves, which is caused by the reflection of sunlight on the white rocks.
  • Keri Caves: These are also sea caves, located on the southern coast of the island, near the village of Keri. The Keri Caves are smaller than the Blue Caves, but they are still popular with visitors because of their unique rock formations.
  • Dafni Cave: This cave is located near the beach of Dafni, on the southern coast of the island. It is a small cave with a beautiful view of the sea.
  • Spilia tou Ypapantis: This is a small cave located in the village of Anafonitria, on the northern coast of the island. It is known for its beautiful interior, which is decorated with religious icons.
  • Xigia Cave: This is a small sea cave located on the northeastern coast of the island, near the beach of Xigia. It is known for its thermal waters, which are believed to have healing properties.

 

 

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For lovers of Sailing boats

 

 

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SHOOTING RANGE for gun lovers

 

 

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For lovers of the thrill of speed on 4 wheels

 

 

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For lovers of nature walks

Zakynthos (also known as Zante) is a beautiful island in Greece, with stunning natural landscapes and scenery. There are many great nature walks on the island that allow you to explore its beauty up close. Here are some suggestions:

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) Walk: This is a must-visit spot on the island, and you can take a walk from the nearby village of Volimes to the top of the beach (it is not possible to go down to the beach on foot). The walk takes you through olive groves and offers stunning views of the Ionian Sea.

Vrahionas Walk: This walk takes you through the Vrahionas mountain range, which is the highest peak on the island. You’ll be able to see the island’s unique flora and fauna, and enjoy panoramic views of Zakynthos.

Keri Lighthouse Walk: The Keri Lighthouse is one of the island’s most iconic landmarks. You can take a walk from the village of Keri to the lighthouse, and enjoy stunning views of the coastline.

Alykes Wetlands Walk: The Alykes Wetlands are a protected area on the island, and offer a unique ecosystem for visitors to explore. You can take a walk through the wetlands and observe the birdlife and other wildlife that call it home.

Marathonisi Island little Walk: Marathonisi is a small island off the coast of Zakynthos, and is a great place to take a leisurely little walk. The island is home to many endangered species of sea turtles, so be sure to respect their nesting areas.

 

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For Snorkeling lovers the most beautiful beaches

Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is an island in Greece known for its crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches. Here are some of the best beaches for snorkeling in Zakynthos:

  • Korakonissi ideal for snorkeling
  • Navagio Beach: Also known as Shipwreck Beach, Navagio is one of the most iconic beaches in Greece. It is famous for its turquoise waters, white sandy beach, and a rusted shipwreck that can be seen from the shore. The underwater scenery here is also impressive, with colorful fish and marine life.
  • Gerakas Beach: This beach is located on the southern part of Zakynthos and is known for its soft sand and calm waters. It is a popular spot for sea turtles, so keep an eye out for them while snorkeling. The beach is also surrounded by scenic cliffs and rocks that are worth exploring.
  • Kalamaki Beach: Another popular spot for sea turtles, Kalamaki Beach is located close to Laganas Bay. The waters here are shallow and clear, making it a great spot for beginners. There are also several small rocky islands nearby that offer good snorkeling opportunities.
  • Porto Limnionas Beach: This small beach is located on the western coast of Zakynthos and is surrounded by cliffs and rocks. The waters here are crystal-clear and perfect for snorkeling, with a variety of fish and marine life to observe.
  • Marathonisi Island: This small island is located off the coast of Zakynthos and is accessible by boat. The island is surrounded by clear waters and underwater caves that are great for snorkeling. It is also a popular spot for sea turtles, so keep an eye out for them while exploring.

 

 

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For lovers of Exclusive Activities and Events

 

 

 

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For lover of nude beaches

  • The last part of Gerakas beach – Going down to the beach with the sea in front of you, walk left to the end
  • The last part of Kalamaki beach – Going down to the beach with the sea in front of you, walk left to the end
  • Kremidi beach – wonderful beach to find few people and enjoy nature

 

 

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For lovers of jumping into the sea from a diving board

  • Porto Roxa it has an excellent trampoline for diving into the sea from 4/5 meters

 

 

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For lovers of water games

 

 

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For those with animals

For lovers of animals

There are a number of animal welfare services and organizations on the island of Zakynthos (also known as Zante) that provide assistance and care for animals in need. Here are some options:

Zakynthos Animal Welfare Fund (ZAWF): ZAWF is a non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of animals on the island. They provide veterinary care, spay/neuter services, and support for abandoned animals. They also run a shelter where dogs and cats can be adopted.

ARCHELON: ARCHELON is a non-profit organization that works to protect sea turtles in Greece, including on the beaches of Zakynthos where they nest. They monitor nesting sites, rescue injured turtles, and run educational programs for the public.

Ionian Animal Welfare Society (IAWS): IAWS is a non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of cats and dogs on Zakynthos. They provide veterinary care, spay/neuter services, and support for abandoned animals. They also run a shelter where cats and dogs can be adopted.

Zante Strays: Zante Strays is a non-profit organization that provides care and support for stray animals on the island. They provide food, shelter, and veterinary care for stray cats and dogs, and work to find them permanent homes.

Zante Animals Saving and Rescue (ZASAR): ZASAR is a non-profit organization that works to rescue and care for injured and abandoned animals on the island. They provide veterinary care and rehabilitation services, and work to find permanent homes for the animals they rescue.

 

 

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For lovers of holistic treatments – seminars

 

 

 

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For Bike Lovers

 

 

 

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For Hiking lovers

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For Paramotor lovers – Motorized Paragliding

 

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For Turtle lovers

When do turtles hatch in Zakynthos?
The mating season for turtles runs from April to June, when the turtles swim ashore, and usually do so at night, to dig holes in the soft sand and lay their eggs. The eggs hatch after about 60 days, thus coinciding with the high holiday season, most of them in August. To see the hatching you have to be very lucky and go every day, for a couple of hours, to one of the beaches of the Marine Park that we recommend below in the order of the most probable: gerakas, dafni, kalamaki and laganas

Zakynthos is an important nesting area for the endangered loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). The nesting season typically begins in May and lasts until August, with the peak nesting period occurring in June and July. The hatchlings usually emerge from their nests around 50-60 days after the eggs are laid.

Therefore, the hatching period in Zakynthos is usually between late July and early September, with the majority of hatchlings emerging in August. However, it’s important to note that the exact timing can vary depending on a variety of factors, including temperature, weather conditions, and the location of the nest.

If you’re interested in seeing the hatchlings, there are a number of organizations and tour operators that offer guided tours to the nesting beaches in Zakynthos. It’s important to note that it’s illegal to disturb the nests or hatchlings, so it’s important to follow the guidance of your tour guide and avoid disturbing the turtles in any way.

 

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For lovers of deep sea fishing

 

 

 

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For Lovers of history and churches

Zakynthos, also known as Zante, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and has been influenced by various civilizations throughout its history, including the ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottoman Turks. As a result, Zakynthos has a diverse cultural heritage, reflected in its historic churches and other cultural landmarks.

Here are some of the most notable historic churches on the island:

Church of St. Dionysios: This is the most famous church on the island, dedicated to St. Dionysios, the patron saint of Zakynthos. The church was built in the 16th century and contains the remains of St. Dionysios in a silver casket. The church is located in the center of Zakynthos town and is a popular pilgrimage site.

Church of St. Nicholas: This is another important church on the island, located in the village of Volimes. The church dates back to the 16th century and features beautiful frescoes and an impressive bell tower.

Church of St. Mavra: This is a small but historic church located on the outskirts of Zakynthos town. The church dates back to the 14th century and is one of the oldest surviving churches on the island. It features a beautiful stone facade and a small bell tower. The blessing to the couple of Santa Mavra and San Timoteo at macherado

Church of the Virgin Mary of the Angels: This is a picturesque church located on the coast near the village of Keri. The church is built into a cave and features beautiful frescoes and stunning views of the Ionian Sea.

Church of Agios Nikolaos tou Molou: This is a historic church located in the village of Maherado. The church dates back to the 15th century and features beautiful frescoes and an impressive bell tower.

 

 

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Zante Small Museum

  • Botega Café Museum in Orthonies [ here ]  Nice place. Serves coffee, tea, fresh orange juice with some homemade cake. Small museum that gives a nice picture of the tools that people used in the past, to work the land. The freshly made cake is a must, a real sense of Greek life. Absolute place to see to break out of the box and relive the atmosphere of the past

 

 

 

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For Lovers of Greek Cusine

Zante cuisine is influenced by Greek, Italian, and Venetian cuisines. Here are five typical dishes you might find on the island:

  • Stifado: This is a hearty stew made with beef or rabbit, cooked in a tomato sauce with onions, garlic, and a variety of spices. It’s typically served with pasta or crusty bread.
  • Skordostoumbi: This is a popular Zakynthian appetizer made with garlic and cheese spread on a slice of bread and grilled until crispy.
  • Sartsa: This is a delicious meat sauce that is usually served with pasta. It’s made with beef, onions, garlic, and tomato sauce, as well as a variety of herbs and spices.
  • Bourdeto: This is a spicy fish stew made with freshly caught fish, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. It’s typically served with potatoes and crusty bread.
  • Ladotyri: This is a traditional Zakynthian cheese made from sheep or goat’s milk. It’s aged in olive oil and has a tangy, salty flavor that is perfect for grating over pasta dishes or enjoying as a snack with bread and olives.

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Organic Food to Buy

 

 

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For lovers of visits to local and handicraft products

Here are 5 popular handicraft products from Zakynthos:

  • Agro-tourism products: Zakynthos is known for its agricultural products like olive oil, honey, and wine. These products are often sold as agro-tourism products, which allow visitors to taste and purchase the island’s finest produce.
  • Handmade pottery: Zakynthos has a long tradition of pottery making. The island’s pottery is known for its unique designs, vibrant colors, and intricate patterns. Visitors can purchase handmade pottery from local artisans.
  • Embroidery: Embroidery is another popular handicraft in Zakynthos. The island’s embroidery is known for its intricate designs and vibrant colors. Visitors can purchase embroidered items like tablecloths, pillowcases, and clothing.
  • Handmade jewelry: Zakynthos has a thriving jewelry-making industry. The island’s jewelry is made from silver, gold, and other precious metals. Visitors can purchase handmade jewelry from local artisans or from the island’s many jewelry shops.
  • Handwoven textiles: Handwoven textiles like rugs, carpets, and tapestries are another popular handicraft in Zakynthos. These textiles are often made using traditional techniques and patterns, and can be purchased from local artisans or shops.

 

 

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Tours and Excursions Activities

 

 

 

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For Tennis Lovers

 

 

 

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For lovers of body care and massage

 

 

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MUD BATH : to enjoy a rejuvenating mud bath

 

 

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For wine lovers

 

 

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