Zakynthos, or as it is also known Zante, is one of the many beautiful Greek island. The third largest of the seven islands belonging to the Ionian Islands or Heptanese group of islands.
Zante, similarly to the other Ionian Islands, was under Venetian occupation for over three centuries (1479 – 1797). As a result literature and arts have risen, revealing a great heritage. During your stay on Zante, there are many sights and historical places that are a must. Such as the Church of St. Dionyssios, the Church of St. Nikolaos Molos. The Venetian Bridge in Argassi and the Venetian Castle in Bohali. Askos Stone Park in Volimes for those who love nature and the Solomos Museum to name just a few.
Zante’s mountainous terrain comprises of steep mountains and hills to the west of the island and grassy plains to the southeast. Due to the rough topography, the western part of Zante remains quite untouched. Offering breathtaking views. When in Zante, there are some amazing beach locations you must visit. Kalamaki, Tsilivi, Alykes, Alykanas, Laganas and Vassilikos. Other highlights include Navagio Beach, the Blue Caves, the Roma Mansion, the Byzantine Museum and of course the town of Zante.
Zante’s economy is mainly based on tourism (63%). However agriculture remains a source of income for many locals. Sample the local produce, olive oil, wine and honey. During your visit, you will notice that people in Zakynthos are friendly, warm-hearted and chatty! So, prepare yourselves for long conversations and a lot of singing. Yes, we forgot to mention that Zante has a long history of musical traditions, and you will notice, locals love to sing.
Zante is a diverse island, it has something for everyone. Whether you want quiet, secluded beaches, or lively nightlife. Romantic strolls on the beach or tradiontional Greek tavernas. Zakynthos has it all. Explore the island and discover the true meaning of Greek hospitality. With a car from Zante Car Hire you will be able to visit the unique places you have dreamed of.
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The resort town of Kalamaki is located to the south of Zante island, just 5,5 km away from Zante Town.
Zante Car Hire delivers your car in any part of Zante town.
The peninsula at the southern part of Zante, named Vasilikos, is known for its natural beauty, the lush vegetation, the mountains and its numerous beaches.
Laganas is the most popular resort among young travellers in Zante, and a go-to location for overnight clubbing.
The village of Tsilivi, also known as Planos, is a popular tourist resort, located at the northeast coast of Zante island.
With Zante Car Hire you can visit every historical place and sight on Zante island.
Collect your car and taste Zante’s local cuisine.
With a car from Zante Car Hire you can reach all the hidden and secluded beaches on the island.
When hiring your car, you are recommended to visit the North West coast of Zakynthos. Here you will find ‘Shipwreck’ or ‘Smugglers Cove’, also called ‘Navagio’, probably the most famous beach in Greece. The ship Panagiotis ran aground in the early 80’s. It was carrying contreband alcohol and cigarettes. The beach has developed over the years into fine white stone with amazing blue sea.
Most of the caves can be visited on a small or medium-size boat, while other caves can only be visited by keen swimmers and divers. The Caves are situated between Agios Nikolaos and Skinari Cape. Jump on a boat from Skinari or walk down the 100 step from the windmills to explore the natural beauty.
Porto Limnionas is located to the west of Zante, only 7 km away from Agios Leon. To get to this amazing inlet with your hire car, you should drive though some of the most picturesque spots of Zakynthos. Once you turn off from the village of Agios Leon the road is windy with breathtaking views.
The tiny village of Kampi lies on Zante’s western coast. The dramatic cliffs at the edge of the village overlook the Ionian Sea and afford the best sunset views on the island. You will find an enormous cross, erected to commemorate the lives lost on the island after the German occupation