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ZAKYNTHOS

His Fiore Levanter, Zakynthos is a island that you will impress.It is the homeland of Solomos, Ka'lvoy, Xeno'poyloy, with high cultural level. It is also the island of infrequent turtle Kare'ta - Kare'ta. a katapra'sjni ground, with big ammw'dejs beaches. Steep coasts, plains, appreciable monasteries, traditional settlements compose the picture of Zakynthos. It is the island the eminent kanta'dwn and ypaj'crjwn theatrical representations. Zakynthos is found southernly the Cephalonia and westwards the Kylli'nis, in xakoysto' Ionian and has extent of 402 t. km

ZAKYNTHOS

Imposing buildings, kama'res, pyrgwta' belfries and from tally the venetsja'njko Castle and the Mpo'hali adorn the splendid and full glamour capital. It is also the central harbour of island, front from the hill where were founded the first citadel, the Bwfj's. You will in meet inexperienced beauties in the city, the coastal street Stra'ta Marina, the eminently Rail, the commercial centre with kama'res. Alismo'niti however to you will remain the exceptional view from the suburb of Mpo'halis, that is found in the hill of Castle. Sovereign element, the squares and the statues that you welcome also you remind continuously the cultural history of island. It is a city of 10.000 residents.

IT DESERVES EJJJSKEFCEJTE
The Venetsja'njko Castle, with the le'onta above entry. The Churches of Saint Nikolaos of Mw'loy, the Virgin Mary of Agge'lwn and the Virgin Mary Revealed and the three 17th century. Are the alone htj'smata that were saved by the earthquake that affected the island 1953. In the ¢gjo Nikolaos was vicar the ¢gjos Djony'sjos, that was nominated as ¢gjos of Zakynthos. The Monastery of Saint Djonysj'oy, that htj'stike in 1708 and anakajnj'stike 1764. Here is looked after la'rnaka with ski'nwma the Saint.
The ¢j Gjw'rgi Friendly in the Mpo'hali, in the picture of that were put under oath the chieftains, Kolokotrw'nis, Njkitara's and other fighters of Greek Revolution.
The Hill of Strati', 2 km from the city, that in this is said that the Djony'sjos Solomos was inspired the Anthem in the Freedom "and" Free Beseiged ".
The Virgin Mary the Skwpjw'tjssa - Byzantine church built in the place of temple of Arte'mjdos, in the top Ska'los (500 m. height).

MUSEUMS
Byzantine, with work of Byzantine and
Post byzantine painting and pictures that were saved by the earthquake of 1953. Djonysj'oy Solomos and eminent Zakyncj'wn, that includes in manuscript eptanni'sjwn poets and writers. See the winged lion of Venice, the mausoleum of Solomos and Ka'lvoy, with heirlooms and their personal objects.
The Public Library with 55.000 roughly books. Here is accomodated the Art gallery with pictures of Zakynthos before the earthquake and in the ground floor is accomodated the Museum of Possession and National Resistance, that includes collection with documents, pictures and objects of period 1940-'45.

ENTERTAINMENT

Your afternoon coffee you will enjoy in the cafeterias of Sa'nta Marina, with view in Ionian. You will find a lot of restaurants and taverns, as well as various centres of amusement with orchestras to play eptannisjaka' songs and kanta'des, a lot of bars and discotheque. Do not lose the really interesting cultural and religious events, as the "International Meeting of Medieval Theatre" the in August, that includes conference, theatrical representations, report of book and projections of films, while the Cultural Summertime with artistic events takes place in the ypaj'crjo Municipal Theatre.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
For bathroom you will go to the organised beach of GREEK TOURISTIC ORGANISATION to the Kryone'rj, to the Saint Trinity and little more beyond, to the Tsjljvi'. La'trejs the spo'r they can aclicoy'n in the National Stage Zakynthos. Function also two grounds te'nnjs and for mj'nj golf.
What deserves particularly however is the roaming in the city. After you make a walk in order to you know the historical squares, the temples, the imposing mansions, ancosto'ljsta droma'kja, you will go up in the xakoysti' Mpo'hali, with the splendid view opposite in the castle and the hill of Stra'ni. In the Mpo'hali, the tallest point of city, you will know the popular delivery of Zakynthos, hearing him patropara'dotes kanta'des, enjoying simultaneously good food. Tourist offices organise excursions with caiques in the Light blue Cavern, the Saltmarshes, the Lake of Candle and the Mara-conni'sj.

LOCAL NOSTJMJES
In the Zakyncjna' restaurants you do not forget to try the kokkjnjsto' rabbit, accompanied from the exceptional wine, Verne'a.

TRANSPORT
From Zakynthos they begin buses of KTEL for most parts of island. Concretely, for Agra'sj, Xiroka'stello, Basil, Porto Rw'ma, Tsjljvi', Plan, Traga'kj, Beehive, Aljkana', Saltmarshes, Katasta'rj, Orconje's, Anafwni'trja, Volj'mes, Outside Country, Kampj', ¢gjo Nikolaos, Mahajra'do, Pollen, Candle, Agala', Ljca'kja, Lagana'. Also, you will find taxi and shops that rent cars, mihana'kja and bicycles.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Municipality 22333, First Aids 42514-5, Police 42550, Vehicular 22200, Tourist Police 27367, Ljmenarhej'o 42417, Firefighting 22199, Olympic Aviation 28611, Airport 28323,
Greek Post 44875, GREEK TELECOME 42499, KTEL 42656, Station Taxi 22280,.23788,.48104, Rural Bank 42772, National 26737, Greece 28428, Commercial 22338, Work 42883, Jonjki' 22336, Bank of Faith 45375.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.




LAGANAS

It is the most popular resort of Zakynthos, 11 km from the capital. His beach has length of 8 km and it is the place that prefers the turtle Mrs-re'ta-kare'ta in order to it gives birth her eggs. The last years it selects quieter parts, as the Maraconni'sj and the Basil, after the Lagana's presents particularly increased movement. Front for him are found the three islets, Maraconni'sj, Peloy'zo and ¢gjos Right.

ENTERTAINMENT
In the Lagana', as the bigger seasonal centre of island, you will find a lot of taverns, restaurants, barbecues and cafeterias. The nightly life is intense in the bars and the centres of amusement. Also, functions cinema.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the ate'lejwti ammw'di beach with the riha' waters, that enjoy particular estimate of visitors. Also, you will make jstjoploj'!a, marine ski, goyj'!nt se'rfjngk, while exist grounds te'nnjs in the installations of big hotels.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus from Zakynthos.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Community Ljcakja's 51270, Police 51251, GREEK TELECOME 51098, First Aids 51210.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms - apartments. In the Lagana' and in the Vacj'smata Ljca-kja's, functioning camping.



ALYKES - SALTMARSHES - AL?KANAS

Coastal settlements with big tourist movement. First we meet the Saltmarshes, that abstain 18 km from the capital and belong in the community Katastarj'-oy, while continuity of settlement is the village Aljkana's. In the Aljkana' ejka'zetaj that was found ancient Arkadia, as it is appearred by the mikina'j'ka' vessels that were found in the region. Ana'mesa in the beach of two settlements we meet Saint Sunday.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT

The Abbey of Saint Ioannis of Precursor (16th 17th century) in the Saltmarshes.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist restaurants, taverna'kja and ouzo selling restaurant.
Panigy'rj becomes in the Katasta'rj of Virgin Mary on 15 August.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the splendid ammw'di beach of also two settlements, with spotless, crystal waters. In the Saltmarshes you have the possibility of making marinely spo'r, while at length of beach are rented ompre'lles and armchairs. You will make visit in the graphic Katasta'rj.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus from Zakynthos.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Greek Telecome Saltmarshes 83455, Community Aljkana' 83488, GREEK TELECOME Aljkana' 83230.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms - apartments in the Saltmarshes and in the Alikana.



KATASTARI

Kefalohw'rj of 1.100 residents, 14 km from Zakynthos. It is found between olive groves, with abundant waters, while the houses are built amfjceatrjka' opposite from the central street.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The devastated Monastery of Saint Ioannis of Precursor, that was founded in the means of 17th aj.

ENTERTAINMENT Taverns, Cafeterias

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
For koly'mpj you will go to the beach to the Saltmarshes.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus from Zakynthos.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Community 83284, First Aids 83208, Police 83217, GREEK POST 83399.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms - apartments that you will find in the end of region.




ARGASI

Coastal village with big tourist growth. It hardly abstains 4 km of southernly city of Zakynthos, with 400 residents.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Ruins of Medieval Tower.

ENTERTAINMENT
Exist restaurants, taverns and bar with enough movement.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the beautiful sandy beach of settlement. Can make excursion up to the Xiroka'stello, that abstains 5 llm.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus from the capital. Exist shops that rent bicycles, cars and mihana'kja. Agoraj'a cars you will serve in your locomotions.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Greek Telecome 24599.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms - apartments that you will find in the end of region.




BASILIKOS

Graphic resort in the small peninsula that takes shape in south-eastern utmost the island. It abstains 16 km from Zakynthos and one kilometre from the Porto Rw'ma. In his beach it has found shelter the turtle, Kare'ta - Kare'ta, that it comes in order to it makes her eggs.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
Rescued from the earthquakes of xwkkli'sja Saint Nikolaos and Virgin Mary of Dakryrrooy'sas.

ENTERTAINMENT TAVERNS - BAR.
Panigy'rj becomes on 15 August, the Virgin Mary.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the splendid bight of Porto Rw'ma, that is notjw'tero Zakynthos and allocates the better beaches of island.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from Zakynthos.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Community 35305, GREEK TELECOME 35344.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.



VOLIMES

It is two Mediterranean mountainous villages, the ¢nw and Down Volj'mes. And the 521
two settlements maintain their traditional character, after their most houses have remained intact from the big earthquake.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Monastery of Saint Gewrgj'oy, that was founded by the two monks in the means 16th aj. It hardly abstains three kilometres from the Volj'mes, in a landscape with amazing view.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
From here it deserves you visit the eminent light blue caves in the coast of cape Skjna'rj. The cavern has two big rooms and it was discovered 1897. Thousands colours that are shaped by the atelej'wto game of reflection of light with water, offer a fantasmagorjko' spectacle, in all the visitors.

TRANSPORT
To the Volj'mes you will go with bus that begins from Zakynthos.In the Caves you will reach, after first you go with car to the ¢gjo Nikolas and then caique you it goes to the caves.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Community 31206, First Aids 31201, Police 31204, GREEK POST 31203.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms – apartments.



KECHRI - LIMNI

The Candle, spectacular village with stone lodges that bore in the time and the earthquake, between closely plako'strwta droma'kja, is found in south-western utmost Zakynthos. The Candle "is protected" from the Maraconni'sj, which you can visit. The Lake is the beach of Candle and is connected with asphalt.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Church of Virgin Mary of Kerjw'tjssas, with hryswme'no te'mplo. The "Source of Irodo'toy", in the acquaintance from the antiquity lake for cejoy'ha waters and the bitumen that it removes.

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the beach of Lake. With caique you will go to the Maraconni'sj, that has beautiful beaches, which however prefer the turtle Kare'ta - Kare'ta and for this island it is protected, mainly when it is the period that they give birth their eggs.

TRANSPORT
In the Candle you will reach with bus that begins from Zakynthos.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Community 33201, GREEK TELECOME 33203.

STAY
Exist very very little rented rooms.



MAHAIRADO

Kefalohw'rj from oldest the island, built in beautiful locality.It abstains 16 km from the capital and has for stolj'dj the temple Saint Blacks.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Church of Saint Timotheos and Blacks (My century). She is Royal with splendid xylo'glypto te'mplo, that mjsokatastra'fike from the earthquakes. Particular interest presents the belfry of church, that is venetsja'njkoy rythm, acquaintance for the particularly melodic sound of his bell. Appreciable is also Church of Ypapanti's, also My his aj., with jdaj'tero architectural interest.

ENTERTAINMENT
Taverns - Bar.
Panigy'rj becomes first Sunday of July, Saint blacks.

CAMPAIGNS SPOR
The Mahajra'do is Mediterranean village and is advisable for campaigns in the around hamlets. Thus, you will go to the Meljna'don, to the Voygja'ton, to the Lagkada'kja and to the Fjolj'ti to the notherners. Also, you will visit the village Lagw'podon and Romj'rjon. Finally, after the Ramj'rjon, the street continues to the western side of island, through pane'morfi way. After you pass the village Kojljwme'no, the street from you will remove in village ¢gjos Le'wn, a traditional settlement with splendid view in Ionian Sea.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from Zakynthos.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Community 92213, First Aids 92217, GREEK TELECOME 92399.

STAY
Exist very very little rented rooms.



PLANES

Graphic village very near in the capital (6 km), attracts enough big number of tourists for his beautiful golden sandy beach.

ENTERTAINMENT Taverns – Bar

CAMPAIGNS - SPOR
You will swim in the splendid sandy beaches of region, the Tsjljvi', the Traga'kj, the In Geraka'rj.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with bus that begins from Zakynthos.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
Community 28623, GREEK TELECOME 23999.

STAY
Exist hotels and rented rooms - apartment. Functions organised camping.




STROFADES

Cluster of small islands in southernly Zakynthos. It is the Hoop and the Arpj'na. Abstain 2,5 miles from Zakynthos and you can go with caique. Today lives there a monk - hermit, which attends with joy gives a glass water in the visitors, is careful the monastery and the lighthouse in the northern end of island. In the old days lived hundred roughly in the island and one from them were also ¢gjos Djony'sjos.

IT DESERVES YOU VISIT
The Monastery of Metamorphosis, in the bigger island, that founded in 1241 the empress of Byzantium, Peace. In this had lived also the ¢gjos Djony'sjos, who asked tafej' here. Ski'nwma more late it was transported in the city of Zakynthos. Today you will see the empty grave of Saint.

TRANSPORT
You will reach with caique from the Lagana'.

USEFUL TELEPHONES: CODE (0695)
THAT YOU WILL GO
With plane of Olympic Aviation from Athens (Western airport) in 55 '. Are executed flights all the year. Plirof.: OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Athens 9363363 - 5, OLYMPIC AIRWAYS Zakynthos (0695) 28611, Airport Zakynthos (0695) 28322, GREEK TELECOME 144. With ferympw't from the Kylli'ni Ilia in 1 hour. Dense itineraries the Summertime, thinly the Winter. Plirof.: Ljmenarhej'o Kylli'nis (0623) 92211. With train from Athens in 6 hours and 20 '. Itineraries all the year. Attitude in the Kava'sjla and transport with local train in the Kylli'ni. Plirof.: THOSE WHO Athens 5131601, GREEK TELECOME 145.
With bus of KTEL from Athens for Kylli'ni - Zakynthos with direct correspondence with ferympw't. The starting line is found.
in the Kifjssoy' 100. Itineraries all the year. Road distance of 286 km (4 hours and 30 '). Plirof.: KTEL zaky'ncoy 5129432.

INTERCONNECTIONS
With ferympw't from Skjna'rj Zakynthos, the island is connected with the Pesa'da Cephalonia. Itineraries all the year. Plirof.: Ljmenarhej'o Zakynthos (0695) 42417. With dolphin Zakynthos is connected all the time with Ithaca, Cephalonia, Patras, Kata'kolo Ilia. Information: Prakt. Zakynthos (0695) 23984, Agency Athens 8623900.

BWNJSETE
Remember of course to buy also wine for the house, ladoty'rj, sweet onions and nougats. Finally, you do not forget bwnj'sete the flowers grantoy'ka and mpoygarj'nj - him you will find planted in small glastroy'les - and the bottled Cologne with the same perfume.

MARINAS
If you have ship, you will tie up in Zakynthos where function station of supply and garage, in the Lagana' and in the Lake of Candle.

HISTORICAL MAKES
Zakynthos existed department of kingdom of Odysseus and knew big growth, founding important colonies, during the Classic Years. She was independent up to the 455 p.H., therefore passed under the sovereignty of Athenians. Then, after it passed from the hands of Spartjwtw'n and Macedonians, the 191 p.H. it was found under the possession of Romen. Followed the Byzantine empire, and in 1185 m.H. was occupied by the Normen. The big growth in the letters, the trade and the agriculture, comes in 1483 with the enetjki' possession, that dji'rkise up to the 1797. interval ayto'.i Zakynthos became the richer island Ionian with his name Fjo'ro levanter. In 1798 reach in the island the Turks and in 1800, with treaty Russia and Turkey, are founded the Eptanisjaki' State as independent state. The Frenches come back in 1806, that were expelled from the ¢ggloys 1809. Then, ¢ggloj, after they turned away Frenches and from the remainder islands of Ionian, they created a independent protectorate. The union of Eptanni'swn with remainder Greece became 1864. Should we mark that the city was destroyed in 1953 from the big earthquake and xanahtj'stike almost from the beginning.



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