With a name like Zakynthos, you know that you are visiting a part of Greece. This small island with its beautiful green vegetation is surrounded by the Ionian Sea and it is the southernmost island in the archipelago chain. The island is actually a short distance from the north-western tip of the Peloponnesus and it has also been called Zante or ‘Flower of the East Wind’. It was a widely visited destination for Greek tourists long before it became one for international visitors.
The island has a varied geography that ranges from mountains to beaches to flat countryside and rolling hills. There are natural springs all over the island and these contribute to the beautiful green landscape. Wild flowers bloom here on the sunniest island in the Mediterranean. The coastal cliffs and beaches are rife with places to explore and wonderful flora and fauna to see. The island is home to sea turtles, and being able to watch these magnificent creatures in their own habitat is exhilarating.