Zakynthos, or in English Zante, is a Greek island, one 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), while literature and arts have risen, leaving back a great heritage. While in Zante, there are many sights and historical places that are must-see, such as the Church of St. Dionyssios, the Church of St. Nikolaos Molos, the Venetian Bridge, the Venetian Castle, the Askos Stone Park, the Solomos Museum and many more.
Zante’s mountainous terrain comprises steep mountains and hills to the west of the island and grassy plain to the southeastern part. Due to the rough topography, the western part of Zante remains quite untouched, offering breathtaking views. When in Zante, there are some locations, such as Kalamaki, Tsilivi, Laganas and Vassilikos that you must visit. Other highlights include the 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%), but agriculture remains a source of income for many locals. During your visit, you will notice that people in Zankynthos 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 music tradition, and as you will notice, locals love to sing.
Zante is a diverse island and with a car from Zante Car Hire you will be able to visit the unique places that you have imagined.
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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 the ‘Shipwreck’ or ‘Smugglers Cove’, also called ‘Navagio’, probably the most famous beach in Greece.
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.
Porto Limnionas is located to the west of Zante, only 7 km away from Agios Leon. To get to this Blue Lagoon on your hire car, you should drive though some of the most picturesque spots of Zakynthos.
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.