ELEGANCE LUXURY SUITES IN ZAKYNTHOS ISLAND GREECE
Tragaki village is one of the most beautiful areas of Zakynthos Island, full of lush olive groves. It offers a panoramic view of the island and the blue Ionian Sea as well as peaceful surroundings. It is located on the east coast of the island and is close to the more lively Tsilivi tourist resort and just 7 kilometers from Zakynthos town. Some of the beaches close by, Bouka and Gaidaros, are quiet sandy beaches with clear blue waters where you can soak up some Greek sun and let the sound of the waves take you away...
The island of Zakynthos is famous for its many beautiful beaches.
The endangered Caretta Caretta turtle chooses a few of them to lay its eggs. Because of this the National Marine Park protects the beaches and they are mostly unspoilt by mass tourism. The beach in Gerakas, Dafni and Kalamaki are a few. If you are lucky and visit during the evening hours in the months the eggs hatch you might even catch a glimpse of baby turtles finding their way out to sea.
There are also many organized beaches where you will find lovely beach bars, sea side tavernas and water sports for the more daring. If you prefer more lively beaches be sure to visit Agios Nikolaos and Banana in the Vassilikos area, Tsilivi and Laganas beaches. Other beautiful beaches are Marathias with the deep green waters, Makris Gialos, Xygia with the therapeutic sulphur waters and Porto Vromi with the characteristic brown pebbles. The list just goes on but the most well known beach Zakynthos Island is famous for is the Shipwreck cove. Its beauty cannot be described in words. It can only be reached by boat so why not make a day of it?
The beautiful island of Zakynthos is located on the west side of Greece, on the south of the Ionian Sea, right across from the Peloponnese (Greek mainland). Many thousands of visitors from all over the world come to visit the island every year as it is famous for its natural beauty.
The amazing beaches are the island’s main attraction along with the endangered Caretta Caretta turtle. Beautiful sandy beaches with crystal water in all the shades of blue are found throughout Zante (as it is also known). The Shipwreck cove one the most photographed beaches in the world, the untouched and protected Gerakas beach, the deep blue waters of the rocky Porto Limnionas and the long sandy, family friendly beaches of Kalamaki and Laganas are just a few.
The Caretta Caretta turtle is a rare animal that chooses some of these beaches to lay its eggs. The National Marine Park is in charge of protecting it helping to keep the natural sea environment in equilibrium. This is why many of the beaches remain untouched from mass tourism.
Zante town is the island’s capitol. You will find a main pedestrian road, the glorious Saint Dionysios church (Patron Saint of Zakynthos), a port road with lovely coffee shops and restaurants, squares with historical significance
like Saint Marcos and Solomos, museums that protect the island’s heritage such asthe Solomos and Kalvos museum, the church of Saint Nikolaos still intact from 1561, the church Saint Marco (the only Catholic church on the island) rebuilt after the disastrous earthquake of 1953 as well as the beautiful Bohali hill with the breathtaking panoramic views and the old Venetian Castle that still stands strong.
Another interesting part of the island is the traditional villages, hidden in the green mountains. They offer a true taste of rural Zakynthian life. Homemade wine, cheese, olive oil, embroideries and honey are a few of the local products you will find sold on the side of the road or in workshops that are passed down from one generation to the next.
Your vacation will not be complete if you do not have the chance to admire the exquisite Zakynthian sunset. Two of the best places to experience this beauty are the old lighthouse in Keri village (built in 1925) and the Cross (erected in remembrance of the lives lost during the Greek civil war and world war two) in Kambi village.
Whether you are looking for fun in the sun, Kodak moments and endless beaches or some culture, history and religious experiences, Zakynthos will live up to your expectations and may even surpass them.