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Zakynthos. Recreation and tours 2017

Description

Zakynthos - the island in the Ionian Sea, located near the Peloponnese. Here were born and grew up two great Greek poets - Andreas Kalvos and Dionysios Solomos. Zakynthos painting school also originated on the island. The area of the island is 406 sq. km. and a population is about 41 thousand inhabitants.

How to get

Zakynthos has its own airport, which receiving charter flights from a wide range of cities. You can also get there by plane from Athens, Corfu and Argostoli. Also between Zakynthos and Kefalonia regularly run ferries.

Resorts

The island's capital is the city of Zakynthos. It is very beautiful and colorful, a bit like the classic medieval city. It has a lot of Venetian mansions, cozy squares, flowery streets lined with souvenir shops, and sights.

Campi - a small village, near which Mycenaean graves were found. Here stop tourists which love a relaxing holiday surrounded by beautiful nature.

Volimes - a traditional mountain village located in the north of Zakynthos. It surrounded by a thick pine forest, grapevines and olive groves. A perfect place if you want to relax away from the crowds of tourists.

Maherado - the second biggest town of the island, located to the west of Zakynthos.



Climate

Zakynthos has very favorable and healthy climate. In the period from November to January it rains, and closer to mid-March the swimming season opens. Average air temperature in summer is +26 C. You can swim until November, sometimes longer.


Beaches

The total length of the coastline of the island is 123 km. For a holiday with family east coast will suit better. The western part of Zakynthos is rocky, so it is difficult to get to some beaches.

The most famous beach of Zakynthos is Gerakas. Here it nests rare turtle Caretta-Caretta, as well as on the beach of Laganas. Both of them are declared National Marine Sanctuary.

Another picturesque beach of the island is Limnionas, with beautiful underwater caves which are very popular among fans of diving.

Marafias is the beach protected from the wind by the rocks with white pebbles and the azure blue water.

Other very beautiful beaches of the island, where you will get the most enjoyment from a beach holiday in Zakynthos: Ksigkia, Dafni, Banana, Tsilivi, Alikes, Porto Zoro, Alykanas.


Hotels
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    Konstantin Beach Hotel
    Region:
    Zakynthos  Alykes Zkf
     Rooms:
     46
    This small hotel,  located  on  a  sandy beach, offers a s wimming pool with a sea view , comfortable rooms, a restaurant, a bar, internet , conference facilities , a playground and high quality service . Appropriate  for quiet   family holidays. ...
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    Argassi Beach Hotel
    Region:
    Zakynthos  Argasi
     Rooms:
     40
    This small hotel is located right on the beach. It offers  simple  style rooms , cozy green grounds , internet, a beach bar and a  warm and homely atmosphere . The hotel is a good place  for budget family holidays.
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    Matilda Hotel
    Region:
    Zakynthos  Vasilikos
     Rooms:
     53
    This small and cozy hotel, built in the  classical architectural style, features a large terrace with a swimming pool offering panoramic sea views , spacious and comfortable rooms , a restaurant, bars , internet access, evening entertainment and quality...