Zante looks minuscule on the map
You can spend days exploring it without covering a third of the territory! You will need a bike, quad, or a car rented for this adventure. There are so many things to be observed and appreciated. What to see in Zante is question that cannot be answered in a single sentence.
The island is the third in size in the Ionian Sea, behind Corfu and Cephalonia, and it is 20 km wide and 40 km long. That’s a lot of space (around 410 km2) to cover, wouldn’t you agree?
Zante looks like an arrowhead in perspective, with the mountains dominating most of the landscape. Plains can be found in the middle-southeast region, where you can see the airport, and the big Laganas bay. Cape Skinari is the tip of the arrowhead. The main town is on the eastern side of the island, and it’s the most populated area called Zakynthos town or Zante town.
Besides Zante town, there are other resorts/towns you may visit, and each one of them will be covered (With Inside info) on the blog.
Resorts that you may visit are:
Every resort and town on the island have interesting places to visit and beautiful sights to see. You can see a lot of palms, pine trees, endless fields of beautiful green grass, olive trees, and meadows filled with flowers. The abundant vegetation on Zante is here due to the mild Mediterranean climate, characterized by lots of rain falls in winter and lot of sunshine in the summer. More info on weather.
Main products that represent Zante are olives, vineyards, and citrus. The unspoiled nature is breathtaking, and it gives that feeling of calmness when you look at it. Zante is also the home to the endangered species of sea turtle called Caretta-Caretta which comes here during the mating season. The sea turtle is protected by the international agreements and the Greek legislation.
There are so many places to see in Zante. Besides the resorts/towns in Zante, you can spend weeks exploring and enjoying many beaches, historical sites, monasteries, and museums. Enjoy fine objects of culture, amusement, and simply have fun. Also, the Greece travel guide shared a great article about Zante, check it out. Many places will get covered and featured here, but for now, we will give you a brief info on what to see.
What to see in Zante – 13 Must-see places on Zante:
1. Blue Caves
West coast of the island, with crystal clear blue water and surreal cave formation, accessible only via boat.
2. Marathonisi island
Located in Laganas bay, across the Keri beach (again, you are going to need a boat). This is a gorgeous place, where Caretta – Caretta turtles come to breed.
The most popular beach on Zante, maybe even in the whole of Greece. Shipwreck beach is one of the most photographed beaches in the world.
4. Argassi Bridge
On the beach of Argassi, you can see a small Roman bridge dating from 1885.
5. Kambi Cross
A cement cross in Kambì of such dimensions that it can be spotted even from kilometers away.
6. Keri’s Lighthouse
Located at the southeast end of the island, with the amazing view from the top of the cliff and with the Mizitres rocks beneath. The Mizitres are two huge rock cones flanked by a deserted island rising from the blue sea and signing the beginning of the Kerì’s caves.
7. Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos
Solomou Square in Zante town is the location of the biggest museum on Zakynthos. The museum contains an impressive collection of hagiographic art from the Byzantine era, as well as Hellenistic and Byzantine sculptures and statues.
8. Askos Stone Park
Wildlife sanctuary, a forest reserve, and a natural zoo located north of Zante town, in Volimes village. This is a must-see place for travelers.
9. Helmis Natural History Museum of Zakynthos
Located in the small village of Agia Marina, in the center of the island, around 15 km from Zante town. Both modern and classy, Museum displays a vast collection of flora and fauna along with the sea life of Zakynthos. Around 2000 specimens are exposed here.
10. Monastery of Panagia Anafonitria
Agios Dionysios, the protector saint of Zakynthos, became a monk and lived the last years of his life in the 16th century here.
One of the best views of the island, Shiza is a cliff that will take your breath away.
12. Porto Limnionas
Beautiful and hidden bay with caves and adventurous passes, ideal for snorkeling through caves.
The northernmost point of the island, where you can admire a magnificent view and get to sea by foot on a human-made ladder in stone and wood. Skinari is a place where swimming and snorkeling during the night can get you the company of plankton that shine in the moonlight.
This exotic island has so many sites and beautiful places to show you. And with us, you will know exactly where to go. The amazing Zante awaits you!
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