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Zakynthos

Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands, located south of Kefalonia and west of Peloponessos. It covers an area of 410 km2 (158 sq mi) and its coastline is roughly 123 km (76 mi) in length. The name, like all similar names ending in -nthos, is pre-Mycenaean or Pelasgian in origin. In Greek mythology the island was said to be named after Zakynthos, the son of a legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus.

Zakynthos is a tourist destination, with an international airport served by many charter flights from northern Europe. The island's nickname is ‘To fioro tou Levante’ (The flower of the East), given by the Venetians.

Zakynthos is a beautiful green island and famous for the endangered species of the sea turtle Caretta-Caretta, which lays its eggs on the sandy beaches. It has beautiful sandy beaches and a lot of sights to see. You can visit the village 'Anafonitria' with a 15th century monastery and 'Maherado', with its 14th century churches. You can also pay a visit to the mountain village 'Keri' to view a spectacular sunset or the beautiful blue caves.

Most populaire towns of the island are Laganas, Tsilivi and Agios Sostis. No visitor even forgets the beautiful sea, pineapple tree mountains and lovely local people.

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