"Il fiore di Levante"

Zakynthos is located in the Ionian Sea.

Marine Habitat

Zakynthos is famous for its marine habitat. The Bay of Laganas is the site of the first National Marine Park and the prime nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta-Caretta) in the Mediterranean. The sea turtle is protected by international agreements and the Greek legislation. The Monk seal Monachus Monachus also goes to Zakynthos to give birth.

Unparrallel natural beauty

Zakynthos is also famous for its amazing wonderful golden sandy beaches. The most famous beaches are Vassilikos, Laganas, Tsilivi, and Alykes. Many of the island's beaches have become lively beach resorts consisted of many hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars. However, some of them have been declared as protected areas for the reproduction of the Caretta-Caretta and therefore they have kept their natural beauty. This rare sea turtle usually goes to sandy beaches or isolated islets, like Pelouzo or Marathonisi. Apart from its beautiful natural environment, Zakynthos also has a long and rich culture, much influenced by the Venetians. The island is known for its elegant musical tradition and for its special architecture, which is more evident in Zakynthos Town.

About the island

Zakynthos, or more commonly called Zante, belongs to the Ionian islands. The Venetians called the island "Fioro di Levante", which means "Flower of the Orient". The reason being, its rich and dense vegetation, its particularly fertile plains, and its mountains that are covered with pines. This rich vegetation of Zakynthos is affected by the mild Mediterranean climate of the island, that is characterized by a high level of rainfall in winter and lot of sunshine in summer. Due to the intense rainfall, during the winter, Zakynthos is a very fertile island and thus, its agricultural production is crucial. The main products cultivated in the island are olives, vineyards and citrus. Besides agriculture, another source of income for the inhabitants of the island, comes from the increasing tourism.

The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta-Caretta).
Shipwreck Beach (Nauagio). Voted as one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

A zacinto

I'll never step ashore and feel your beach the way I felt it as a barefoot child, or see you waver in the windy reach of goddess-bearing sea. You were the island Venus made with her first smile, Zakynthos, the moment she was born. No song embraced your leafy sky, not even his who sang the fatal storm and how Ulysses, his misfortunes past and beautiful with fame, sailed home at last.

Some will not return: I too offend the powers that be, am banned from home. Oh maternal land, my words are all I have to send to you

Ugo Foscolo,Poet

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