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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Zakynthos - Ionian Island, Greece

It�s hard not to fall for the Ionian Islands, an archipelago that sweeps down the west coast of mainland Greece and includes Corfu, Paxi, Lefkada, Ithaki, Kefallonia and Zakynthos. Discovering these islands is a tantalising odyssey. Their natural beauty embraces the visitor � the vast olive groves, intriguing mountainscapes and iridescent waters of the Ionian Sea offer something for adventure seekers, culture vultures and beach bums alike.

Zakynthos Greece is also called Zante and is part of the Ionian Islands. It has beautiful sandy beaches with crystalline waters which attract thousands of visitors every year. Also it is famous for the endangered species of the sea turtle Caretta-Caretta which comes during the reproduction period to lay their eggs on the soft golden sand beaches of the island. The island is located south of Kefalonia.