Port of Zante

About Zante, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Zante, Ionian Islands, Greece)

Zante is one of the largest islands in the Ionian Sea and serves as an excellent holiday destination for those seeking natural beauty as well as rich and cultural heritage.

The beaches are ideal for sunbathing and water sports and the island's proximity to other Ionian islands such as Corfu, Ithaka, and Kefalonia makes it a great launching point for further exploration.

What to do in Zante

Alikanas and Alikes are two excellent beaches that offer plenty of water sports as well as a long, coastal stretch of bars, shops, tavernas, and restaurants.

Loggerhead turtles spawn on the shores of Zante and can be found in the evening. The females rest in the shallow waters and along the coastline on the southern side of the island. Once their long journey to the island is complete, they nest in this area and can be observed up close by visitors to the beaches.

A rural excursion into the mountainous villages of Lithakia, Maherado, Keri, and Koilomeno reveals ample opportunities to sample local cuisine and wine. The island of Marathonissi is uninhabited and accessible only by boat. Striking rock formations along with caves, lush greenery, and sandy beaches can all be found at this remote getaway.

Tourist Attractions

Zante town square is skirted by several locally important buildings such as the Byzantine Museum of Zante, whose ancient contents were destroyed in the earthquake of 1953.

Saint Nikolaos on the Mole is a church built in 1561. It's the city's oldest surviving Venetian building and claims great historical significance. The island's patron saint, Saint Dionysos, served in this church. Next to the church stands the Cultural Centre of Zante along with the Public Library which, with more than 50,000 books, is easily one of the best libraries in Greece. The facility displays local artefacts and artwork as well.

The Solomos and Dalvos Museum doubles as a Mausoleum. Original artefacts from the island are kept here. A promenade through Solomou Square leads to a statue of Dionysios Solomos, a Greek national poet.

Zante Port

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