Zakynthos is the southernmost of the Ionian islands and has approximately 41,500 inhabitants and a surface area of 406km². The island is almost triangular in shape, with two beautifully green mountainous promontories extending into the sea to form the spectacular huge bay of Laganas. Breathtaking views, lush and fertile rugged mountains and picturesque cliff-backed beaches caressed by brilliant turquoise waters, many accessible only by boat, dominate the north and north-west of Zante. The island is very fertile and has a thriving agricultural sector.
Due to the soft sand and clear waters, many beaches are protected as the largest breeding grounds for the endangered loggerhead Caretta- Caretta in Europe. If you’re lucky enough to witness this spectacle, please don’t disturb these beautiful creatures or their eggs.