Travel Information about Zakynthos Greece
Sightseeing on Zakynthos Island Greece (Zante)
Zakynthos: the island of music, poetry and hospitality, is also one of the most green and fertile spots in Greece.
The “Flower of the East”, as Zakynthos Greece is called, will enchant you with its natural beauties and historic monuments, which can be found all over the island.
The senses are quickened as you as you admire the amazing colours of the sea and the forests and the refreshing climate with mountains and the bays of Zakynthos Island.
If you visit the Blue Caves, which are situated on the northern coast, you will be amazed by the atmosphere that is created by the sunlight that beams through the roof of nature's most wonderful arches. The remarkable geological formations and the deep, clear sea make for idyllic settings for your holidays in Zakynthos.
For those who want to learn more about the history of Zakynthos, Greece, there is a plethora of monuments that represent important parts of the history, tradition and culture of the island.
You can visit monasteries, such as the one of Panagia Anafonitria, in Anafonitria, with the vestments of Agios Dionissios (St. Denis), which also houses a medieval tower (15th century) or the Monastery of Agios Dionissios in the capital, Zakynthos Town. The capital is also host to various museums, such the Byzantine Museum, churches and a Venetian Castle.
Useful Zakynthos Travel Information:
You can get to Zakynthos Greece by airplane from the Athens Airport (2 flights a day, 1 hour trip) and several other European airports. You can take a ferry to Zakynthos from Kyllini Port, which is located on the western coast of the Peloponnese (1 hour trip, 5 to 10 departures a day). Ferries to Zakynthos Greece also depart from Italy, three times a week. You can reach the island by bus (KTEL) that goes to Kyllini Port and from there by ferry boat to Zakynthos.
Zakynthos has a well-organized road network expands across the island. There are hospitals and banks in Zakynthos Town and in the popular holiday resorts.
Important Phone Numbers in Zakynthos Greece:
Zakynthos Police: +30 26950 22200
Zakynthos Tourist Police: +30 26950 27367
Zakynthos Port Authority: +30 26950 22417
Zakynthos Airport : +30 26950 28322