Also known as Zante, Zakynthos is a striking mosaic of green and blue in the Ionian sea. Famous for its Shipwreck beach (Navagio) — an exposed cove that’s home to the wreck of an old smuggler’s ship — Zakynthos has countless more traits that make it a compelling destination to the discerning traveller.
Given the juxtaposition of the island’s craggy, mountainous interior with the lush green, pine-forested hills that lead to so many lace-like beaches and coves with crystal blue waters, Zante is consistently voted one of the Greece’s top destinations. this is the land of honey and olive oil, of grapes and wine, and of rich cheese.
It is also a land bursting with wildlife, where endangered Caretta Caretta turtles make their home on the island’s southern coast.
Just five kilometres away from the vibrant town of Zakynthos lies Tsilivi, a blue Flag-awarded, sandy beach with aquamarine waters and a cozy cove that shelters it from the winds.
To Tsilivi’s northern point lie the remains of a Venetian observatory (Bardiola), making Tsilivi a unique destination that appeals to both nature enthusiasts and lovers of beach culture. Despite the many watersport-related activities one can enjoy here, the ambience is still very serene.