Zakynthos, the “Fiore of Levante” which means “Flower of the East” as the Venetians called it, due to its rich flora.
Zakynthian architecture is a mixture of Venetian, French and English style since they lived on the island for many centuries and it’s evident from your walk in the narrow alleys, with the old houses, the traditional cafes, the Venetian fortress, the Post-Byzantine Museum, the Mansion Rome and the Museum of Gregory Xenopoulos.
The beautiful beaches will provide you with adventure and tranquillity. Whether you head for the southeastern part of the island, with its calm, blue waters and incredible sandy beaches for relaxation, or the western side, with its impressive rocks and majestic seabeds. The beautiful Blue Caves, due to the intense blue colour of the waters and of course the famous “Shipwreck”, perhaps the world’s most photographed beach, a velvety white sandy beach with intense turquoise colored waters. Other places to visit is the impressive first National Marine Park of Greece with the rare and under national protection Caretta – Caretta turtles.
In a stone throw from Zakynthos, are two small islands, perfect for daily trips. In Strofades, the smallest one, you can visit the castle/monastery that dates back since 1440.