Zakinthos (or Zante) is a very beautiful island at the south end of the
Ionian sea. It lies very close to west Peloponisos from where you can go
by taking the boat in Kilini. Zakinthos is the homeland of the very famous
Greek poet Dionysios Solomos, who wrote the greek national antheme. Zakinthos
is also famous for the sea turtle "Careta-careta" which chosen the gulf
of Lagada to deliver their eggs because of the very fine sand at the beaches
and the extremely warm climate and waters of the island. Zakinthos suffered
from a devastating earth quake in '52 that destroyed all the old city of
Zakinthos, therefore the city buildings are rather new, compared to Corfu
for example. Apart from the extraordinary beaches of the South and east,
the north and the west sides are unreachable, due to high cliffs. However,
this side of the island is responsible for two great natural monuments
of the island: the beach of Navagio and the blue caves.
is the most beautiful and spectacular beach of the island. It is completely
isolated from the mainland and you can go there only by boat. The sand
is extremely white and there is a ship wreck in the middle of the beach
that reminds the visitor of the human weakness before the nature.
Near the wreckage at "Navagio" beach.
Don't worry; more photos will follow soon! :-)