Zante is considered by many as the most beautiful island of the Ionian sea. The island's name has routes from the Greek Mythology and was given after the son of the legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus. Many also call it as "to fioro tou Levante", which is the nickname that Venetians gave to the island a long time ago and actually means "The flower of the East".
The island is a really popular destination and attracts many people around the globe mostly during summer season. There is also an international airport which serves many international flights and makes this destination approachable from many different airports in Europe.
Zante has a variety of places and styles of entertainment that a tourist can visit at night. Chose between the traditional greek taverns, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and mediterranean tastes along with ouzo, or visit Laganas area and chose between a big amount of bars and clubs, where you can party till the sun comes up.
Zante's most impressive landmark is without a doubt the Smugglers Cove, also known as Navagio. More than 20 years ago, a ship carrying contraband cigarettes was wrecked and washed on the beach that formed smugglers cove. The abandoned ship, along with the natural beauty of the area, makes Navagio a -must visit-spot. The best way to approach this stunning landmark is via ship.
The Blue Caves are also a really famous place to visit. They were discovered in 1987 in the nothern part of Zante and they attract many visitors every year, mostly because of their weird shapes and their crystal blue water.
Apart from the amazing places mentioned above and the countless beaches a visitor can enjoy the sun, there is one more thing that makes Zante the island that every person has to visit at least one time in his life. The logger headed turtles, also known as Caretta caretta, chose Zakynthos to nest their eggs. The island is considered to be one of the most important nesting areas of caretta caretta in the Mediterranean, and the National Marine Park makes every effort to preserve their natural invironment in the best possible condition.