Zakynthos, is the southern and third biggest island belonging to the Ionian islands, is an island of big contrasts for the presence of golden beaches and massive rocky coasts, benefits from a Mediterranean temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers; the generous winter rains favor the growth of thick vegetation and assure a remarkable water reserve.
Zakynthos is an enchanting island with great natural beauty. It is not without a reason that the caretta-caretta turtles have chosen some of its magnificent beaches to lay their eggs on. The most famous sightseeing in Zakynthos is the Shipwreck Beach that has taken its name from a rusty, wrecked ship that is found on shore. This beach is accessible with excursion boat that also passes from the famous Blue Caves. In general, the island is famous for the wonderful beaches with sandy shores, such as Gerakas, Kalamaki, Agios Nikolaos and Porto Zoro. A drive around will bring visitors to traditional villages and old monasteries.
In the last years the island has undergone a progressive development to offer tourists modern infrastructures keeping its traditional aspect still visible both in the restaurants along the seashore and the small villages in the outback; this traditional aspect of the past together with the joy of life and hospitality of its inhabitants will touch you from the very first day.