Zakynthos or Zante (as it is commonly known) has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Zakynthos is the southernmost and third largest in both size and population of the Ionian islands. It is situated 8.5 nautical miles south of Kefallonia, 9.5 nautical miles west of the Peloponnese and approximately 300 kilometres west of the capital of Greece, Athens.
The island has a wealth of history and tradition, as for many centuries it was the crossroads for numerous nations and cultures. The Venetians, who ruled the island in the Middle Ages, named it “Flower of the East”. Zakynthos is an island full of contrasts and home of the famous Shipwreck beach (Navagio) voted as one of the finest in the world, with its unforgettable turquoise waters, and the breathtaking blue caves.