INFORMATION about ZAKYNTHOS

INTRODUCTION:
Zakynthos, the island of the kareta - kareta turtle, is a landscape full of verdant hills, slopes with olive groves, plains with plum yards as well as craggy coasts and extended white sand beaches. Apart from this natural profile, Zakynthos also has a historical profile that is reflected on several sightseeing such as impressive campaniles, traditional settlements and important monasteries that embellish even more the already beautiful island.





The island of Zakynthos is a part of the Ionian cluster of islands and it is located on the southern part of the Ionian Sea, under the island of Kefallonia.
AREA:
402 sq.km
POPULATION:
32560
CAPITAL:
Zakynthos
MORPHOLOGY:
The island of Zakynthos is a landscape full of white sand coasts, verdant hills and fertile plains.
SEASONS:
The island of Zakynthos, during the summer months that are considered to be the high tourist season of the island, pulses with visitors from all over the world.
ATTRACTIONS:
SIGHTS:

The municipal library, the Venetian castle, the monastery of Agios Dionyssios, the churches of Agios Nikoaos, Panagia Aggelon and Panagia Faneromeni and the hill Strani, at Zakynthos.
The monastery of Panagia Anafonitria, at aAnafonitria.
The ruins of the medieval tower, at Argassi.
The churches of Agios Nikolaos and Panagia Dakrirooussa, at Vassilikos.
The Venetian tower, the churches and the monastery of Agios Georgios, at Volimes.
The monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos at Katastari.
The church of Panagia Keriotissa and the stone built vaulted grave, at Keri.
The churches of Ipapanti, Agios Timotheos and Mavra and the village Agios Leon, at Maherado.
The male monastery of Panagia Spiliotissa and the church of Taxiarhes, at Orthonies.




 

The Caves

Vassilikos

Zakynthos is the island of sea-turtle
"Careta-Careta"

Porto Zoro

Gerakas

Dafni

MUSEUMS:

The Byzantine museum, the museum of Dionyssios Solomos and other famous Zakynthians and the museum of the National Opposition, at Zakynthos.

NATURE:

The famous blue caves at Volimes.
 

SPORTS / RECREATION:
If you have a boat you can tour the whole island of Zakynthos. You can wharf at Zakynthos, Laganas, Alykes and the lake of Keri. In order to refuel you can contact: (06950) 22157.

ENTERTAINMENT:
All over the island of Zakynthos you will be able to find several taverns, restaurants, cafeterias and bars for your entertainment.

LOCAL EVENTS:
The cultural events of the Medieval Theatre on August, the celebration of Easter, the carnival and the happening funeral of the mask as well as the festival of Agios Dionyssios on august the 24th and on December the 17th at Zakynthos.
The festival of Panagia on August the 15th, at Katastari and Vassilikos.
The festival of Panagia on August the 24th, at Anafonitria.
The second day after Easter, the festival of Panagia Keriotissa, at Keri.
The litany of the icon the Monday after Easter, at Laganas.
The several saint festivals at most of the villages of Zakynthos.


LOCAL PRODUCTS:
At the island of Zakynthos you can buy oil cheese, sweet onions, wine, nuggets, honey, almonds and figs as well as colognes.
MAJOR TOWNS / CITIES / VILLAGES
Zakynthos
The town of Zakynthos is the cosmopolitan capital and the picturesque port of the island, where the imposing buildings, the towered campaniles and the arches reflect the glory of the past. The elegant town with the traditional quarters is full of interesting and beautiful sightseeing, while the view from Bohali, a suburb built on the hill of the castle, is an unforgettable experience.

Laganas
Laganas is the most popular tourist resort of the island of Zakynthos, built in the heart of the most fertile plain, among olive groves and plum yards. The irresistible feature of the town of Laganas is the amazing sandy beach.

Planos
Planos is a very picturesque village that attracts many visitors due to the infinite golden coast Tsilivi and the other beautiful beaches of the region. Planos is a resort ideal for family vacations.

Argassi
Argassi is a constantly developing tourist center built along a wonderful coast.

Vassilikos
Vassilikos is a coastal village full of olive groves. At the extended white sand coastlines of the appealing settlement, the famous turtle kareta - kareta is laying eggs during September and August.

ALSO:

The insular cluster Strofades

On the southern part of the island of Zakynthos, two scenic islets, Stomfani and Arpina compose a beautiful cluster. On these islets you can find the monastery of Agios Dionyssios and you can spend moments of relaxation and serenity gazing at the marvelous scenery.
TRANSPORTATION:
BY FERRY:
From the town of Kilini there are several itineraries for the island of Zakynthos, all through the year. The duration of the journey is 1 hour. Zakynthos is also connected with Kefallonia.

INFORMATION:
Port authority of Kilini: +3 (06230) 92211
Port authority of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 28117

BY AIRPLANE:
From the airport Eleftherios Venizelos at Spata, there are flights to the island of Zakynthos all through the year. The duration of the flight is 55 minutes. The airport of Zakynthos is located at a distance of 5 km from the capital of the island.

INFORMATION:

Olympic airways of Athens: +3 (010) 9363363
Olympic airways of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 28611
Airport of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 28322

BY BUS:
From Athens to the island of Corfu, via Kilini, there are bus itineraries all through the year. The duration of the journey is 4 hours and 30 minutes.
INFORMATION:

Bus station of Athens: +3 (010) 5129443


USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Police department of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 22000
Municipality of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 22315
Taxi station of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 22280
Port authority of Kilini: +3 (06230) 92211
Port authority of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 28117
Bus station of Athens: +3 (010) 5129443
Olympic airways of Athens: +3 (010) 9363363
Olympic airways of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 28611
Airport of Zakynthos: +3 (06950) 28322

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Vassilikos - Zakynthos
Post code: 29100
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