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Zakynthos Island

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Zakynthos (Zante) The Flower of the East

Zakynthos is the southernmost and third biggest in both size and populace of the Ionian islands. It is located 8.5 nautical miles south of Kefallonia, 9.5 nautical miles west of the Peloponnese and roughly 300 kilometers west of the capital of Greece, Athens.

Its land position gives the oportunity of an easy way to go adjacent islands as well as to the mainland of Greece. A short trip over the Peloponnese conveys one to the old city of Olympia, the origination and unique scene of the Olympic Games. Because of the islands area, it is a perfect base to interface up to the bigger urban areas of Greece, for example, Patras, Athens and Thesaloniki.

An island brimming with contrasts, Zakynthos comprises mainly with forests, most usually of pine trees, mountains and rich fields. In the north, east and south various beautiful shorelines can be found, though in the west the forcing, rough scene has various ocean surrenders, for example, the well known Blue Caves on the north-west of the island.

The atmosphere in Zakynthos is mellow mediterranean with both substantial rainy days in the winter and splendid daylight in the late spring.