Con Questa’s Choices August 21, 2020
Zakynthos – also known as Zante – is a great choice for your (summer) holidays. Astonishing beaches, turquoise waters, breath taking landscapes, traditional tavernas, historical and cultural sights are just a few reasons why Zakynthos is this week’s Con Questa’s Choice.
Fond of privacy, peace and personal service? Look no further: boutique hotel Porto Zante Villas & Spa, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers villa’s with private pools, a fabulous waterfront spa, amazing restaurants (serving sensational Greek and Mediterranean dishes and creative Asian cuisine) and a private beach. It’s a family friendly hotel.
Another great (adult’s only) option is Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort. The state-of-the-art suites, attentive service, private pools, rejuvenating Essence Spa and fine dining restaurants (by Executive Chef George Plotas) promise a care-free, luxurious stay.
Located at the Port of Zakynthos, Komis Taverna is famous for not only their excellently prepared seafood, but also for the warm atmosphere and hospitality of the Komis family. The dishes are locally sourced and mostly organic.
Our favourite beach by far is Porto Limnionas, a beautiful bay along the West coast of the island. The remote beach is a perfect spot for a day of relaxing. Taverna Porto Limnionas offers panorama views over the bay and idyllic sceneries for both lunch and dinner.
The Nobelos family welcomes you to their organic restaurant, situated at one of the most picturesque locations on the Northern part of the island. Nobelos Seaside Lodge is open all day and their comfortable sunbeds are available on first-come-first-serve basis.
The most photographed spot of the island and one of the top things to see when visiting Zakynthos is the world famous Navagio (the Shipwreck) beach. We recommend taking a boat from Skinari and to include a visit to the Blue Caves as well.
If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you must not pass over the opportunity to go Caretta-Caretta spotting, the famous loggerhead sea turtle. It’s also wonderful to visit the National Marine Park, located on the uninhabited islet of Marathonisi. The islet is a protected area for the Caretta-Caretta turtles.
Zakynthos is not shy of cultural sights either, so make sure to include a visit to St. Dennis Church (sometimes referred to as St. Dionysis) and a visit to Bochali, a traditional village with striking colours.