Open your heart to the beauties Zakynthos has to offer
Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. It is about 40 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide. It covers an area of 405.55 square kilometres and its coastline is roughly 123 kilometres in length. Zakynthos lies in the eastern part of the Ionian sea, around 12 miles west of the Greek mainland. The island owes its name to the son of Dardanos, the king of Troy, who according to myth built the first city here. The island’s nickname is “the flower of the east wind”, bestowed upon it by the Venetians who were in possession of Zakynthos from 1484 till 1797. Zakynthos is a popular destination for people from all over the world. No one who has visited the island can forget the blue and emerald green hues of the seas, the beautiful sandy beaches, the pine-studded mountains, or the great local food, the music, the locals and their Zakynthian hospitality.
Travel to Zakynthos island
Zakynthos island is a world-class tourist destination, with an international airport served by charter flights from many European cities during the holiday season (May – October). The airport is located towards the south end of the island near to the resorts of Laganas and Kalamaki. Zakynthos also features two ports: the main port, located in the capital, and another in the village of Agios Nikolaos. From the main port there is a connection to the port of Kyllini, which is the usual route for arrivals to the island by sea from the mainland. From Agios Nikolaos’ port there is a connection to Kefalonia.
Explore Zakynthos island
If you wish not only to see our beautiful island and its highlights, but also to experience something of the traditional Zakynthian way of life, learn interesting facts about the history and mythology of the island in the company of enthusiastic, knowledgeable tour guides and avoid the crowds, then Nefis Travel is definitely the choice for you. Nefis Travel is dedicated to quality holiday trips and Zante island tours. With Nefis Travel you have the opportunity to travel in small groups and to de- stress completely. You will be able to unwind on and return satisfied back to your accommodation.