Explore Zakynthos on-board the crewed luxury charter yacht Glaros. Deep Blue Yachting is based on the island of Lefkada which is also in the Ionian Island chain. We are just a short cruise from Zakynthos, therefore we frequently visit the island.
What Do You Know About the Island?
Zakynthos, often known as Zante. However being called by different names has become a part of this Ionian Island. Furthermore the island is also called Zakinthos or Zacinto by many. Just like the other Ionian Islands, Zakynthos is also blessed with many gorgeous beaches. Which has attracted a host of tourists every year, from across the globe.
However, there’s a lot more than sandy beaches going on at Zakynthos. The Ionian Island known for its rugged cliffs and verdant valleys. In addition to the cultural life and events that act as major attractions for foreigners. A trip to the island exposes you to the hospitable locals and a host of different activities that include:
The island enjoys a rich history. Remnants of which can be explored in many of the architectural structures, monuments and statues, on the island. There are museums like the Post- Byzantine Museum of Zante. Also, the Museum of Solomos that carry bits and pieces of the island’s history. The city of Zakynthos, is the capital of the island and has a large port. On the other side of the city ascends the Bohali hill which holds a Venetian Castle. Wander down Rouga street, (the market street) and purchase local produce and souvenir’s. Equally, St Mark’s square and several other places in the city are worth a visit.
Zakynthos Island is home to two of the rarest wild life species. The caretta caretta turtles and the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus). Both the seals and the turtles are now listed as endangered species, by the WWF. Hence, they are protected by the relevant authorities on the island. The National Marine Park of Zakynthos was established with the aim to protect and conserve animal and plants species. Taking a swim here in these Mediterranean waters. There is a good chance that you could come across them.
Hence the island of Zakynthos has been endowed with the best of nature. Divers can explore the underwater world of natural caves that are habitat for various sea lives. These caves are a divers’ paradise if especially if you’re fond of exploring the underwater world.
The luxury yacht Glaros has snorkelling and diving equipment on-board. Therefore, Deep Blue Yachting can arrange diving expeditions in Zakynthos waters, by prior arrangement. You do not have to be a qualified diver as we also do first time, try dives. See our blog learn Scuba diving.
Also one of the best parts about this island is the moderate temperature it enjoys the year around. This makes the Zakynthos an ideal place to visit. Furthermore the island has its own ferry service and affordable accommodation can easily be found for tourists. Book the luxury yacht Glaros and explore Zakynthos. To make a long story short, it’s the best way to see and enjoy this gorgeous island. It’ll be an experience you’ll never forget!