Zakynthos, known internationally and named Zante or Phioro of Levante by the Venetians, is one of the Ionian Islands, the southernmost of the complex and the third largest in the Ionian islands.
It is located south of Kefalonia and west of the Peloponnese. The island is one of the last shelters of the sea turtle Caretta - Caretta and the monk seal Monachus - Monachus.
Its privileged geographical position gives the traveler the opportunity to easily visit the other Ionian Islands or the opposite Peloponnesian beaches, famous for their beauty.
Access to the island is made by ferry from the port of Zakynthos or by airplane from the "Dionysios Solomos" State Airport of Zakynthos.
A rental car from Imperial Car Rental Zakynthos will be the ideal means of exploring the island.
The oldest traces of life found on the island date back to the Paleolithic era.
Zakynthos took its name from Zakynthos, the son of Dardanos, the king of Troy, while its earliest name was "Yuri".
On the island was Apollo and his sister Artemis worshiped, the worship that the Arcadians brought, the first millennium BC.
Zakynthos took part in the war of Troy, remained neutral during the Persian Wars, put on the side of the Athenians during the Peloponnesian war and then allied with the Macedonians.
It was conquered by the Romans, united with the Byzantine Empire, plundered by pirates and Vandals, captured by the Normans of Sicily, passed into the domination of the Venetians, was conquered by the French and later by the English, until 1864 when it joined Greece, 680 years of foreign occupation.
During the Second World War, he suffered a three-year Italian-German occupation, and a few years after his liberation, a terrible earthquake struck the island flattening the city that was rebuilt with severe seismic regulations, while trying to maintain something of its old character.
Browse Zakynthos with one of the Imperial Car Rental Zakynthos rental cars, starting with the city of Zakynthos.
The most important parts of the city are Dionysios Solomos Square, Agios Markos Square, the church of Agios Dionysios, Bohali, the most beautiful neighborhood of Zakynthos, with panoramic views of the port and the bay of Laganas and the fortress of Zakynthos, a little higher.
Very close to the town, the beautiful Argassi, home of the goddess Artemis, will amaze you with the wild orchids, the rare butterflies, the half-broken bridge in the sea.
The Vassilikos peninsula, a natural beauty paradise, hides on its shores the most beautiful beaches of the Ionian Sea, such as Agios Nikolaos, Gerakas and Dafni.
Enchanting are the beaches in the villages of Kalamaki for relaxation, Laganas for wild fun, Agios Sostis with shallow blue waters, Lake Keri with the mountainous village of Keri, with traditional stone houses and narrow streets, Kerias and the lighthouse.
Do not miss, thanks to the car hire Imperial Car Rental Zakynthos, to visit the picturesque mountain villages that will fascinate you with their authentic beauty, such as Kiliomeno with the special traditional architecture of the houses like fortresses, Agios Leon, fabled Loukas and Gyri, Kami with breathtaking views, Exo Chora, green Maries, Anaphonitria with a nearby beach, the magnificent Shipwreck, Orthonies, Volimes that lead to Agios Nikolaos with the wonderful beach and the sheltered harbor of Agios Nikolaos, very close to the exotic Blue S sunflower.
Continuing your tour of Zakynthos with the car rental Imperial Car Rental Zakynthos, you will meet the beautiful Alikanas beach, between Alykes and Ammoudi and the villages of Tsilivi and Planos, with their beautiful, windy beaches.
Explore the island of kanda and the operetta with the comfort offered by the car rental service Imperial Car Rental Zakynthos and discover the earthly paradise of Zakynthos, with the unforgettable natural beauties, historical monuments and hospitable, music-loving inhabitants.