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Zakynthos (Zante) is a flourish island with fertile valleys and a landscape full of diversities. The Venetians, who dominated the island for 3 centuries, called it “Fioro di Levante” (flower of the East), due to the thousands different species of flowers that grow on the island (over 7.000 species). Zakynthos (Zante) is the third largest island of the Ionian Sea, after Corfu and Kefalonia.
According to the myth Zakynthos owes its name to the son of Dardanos, who rulled the kingdom of Frigia, and it was he who built the first city here. Zakynthos is also mentioned in the “Iliad”.
Zakynhtos town is watched over by the Venetian fortress on the hill above, although only the gate, the outer walls and the battlements still stand, the view that the visitors enjoy from this point is just spectacular, as it embraces the harbor, the fertile inland and the beaches as far as the eye can see. Lofos Strani, is another hill nearby, where Dionysios Solomos, the father of Greek poetry, composed the famous “Hymn to Liberty” which later became the Greek National Anthem.
The Venetian influence is still present on the island’s architecture. Walking along the flagstoned coastal promenade, Strata Marina, you will feel the island’s distinct aura.
Pine – covered mountains and hills, lush valleys planted with currant vines, olive trees and almonds, flowers of every kind filling the air with a seductive scent, draw the impressive natural landscape of the island. Picturesque villages, centuries old churches and monasteries ad to the island’s atmosphere.
Explore the islands coastline and discover sandy beaches in secluded coves with deep blue waters, rugged cliffs and an interesting underwater world. Beaches like the famous Laganas, Vassilikos and Gerakas invite you to immerse in the Greek summer, while in Skinari where the famous Blue Caves are located present an impressive scenery where the reflection of the sun’s rays on the water creates an incredible range of blue and silver hues.
Our villas in Zakynthos (Zante) offer unique villa holidays in one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Zante villas with their distinctive character, their impressive architecture, their luxury and privacy invite you to experience a once in a lifetime villa holiday in Greece.