Zakynthos (Zante) Island is almost triangular in shape, with two green mountainous promontories extending into the sea to form the huge bay of Laganas.
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|The islands are Greece`s chief morphological trait and an integral part of the country`s civilisation and tradition. The Greek territory comprises 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Sea, a truly unique phenomenon on the European continent; of these islands only 227 are inhabited. The Greek Archipelago takes up 7,500 km of the country`s total 16,000-km coastline, offering a highly diversified landscape: beaches stretching along many kilometers, sheltered bays and coves, golden stretches of sand with dunes, pebbly beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks and...|
|During the first half of the 13th century the Emperor of Nikeas, Theodore Laskaris the 1st, was the founder of the Holy Monastery of Strofadi. As was the custom of byzantine emperors it was dedicated to Jesus Christ. According to the historian L. Zois, the Emperor John Paleologos renovated the monastery, approximately in the year 1440 a.d. The monastery looks like a castle and inside is the Church, something that is unique for an orthodox monastery. Across the castle there is the Chapel of St George, there lay the grave of the Holy Body of our Saint for a few years. According to ...|
|The Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece|
|On the 5th of June of 1863, with the treaty which was signed in London between England, France, Russia and Denmark, with which the accession of the Eptanisa was confirmed. In August of the same year an election was held and a new Ionian parliament emerged which validated the union. In Zakynthos (Zante) this event provoked reactions of deliverance and manifestations of enthusiasm. The Greek flag rose definitively on the castle of Zakynthos on the 21st of May 1864, and it increased the love of the Zakynthians for their mother country.|
|Zante Island Greece|
|Zante Island Greece This has the main shops, piazza and harbour from which the frequent ferries to the mainland port of Kyllini depart and arrive. Agios Nikolaos - (north east) although the small village has only ~30 year-round inhabitants, it is the second most important port on Zante, as the ferry to Kefalonia departs there. The bay itself is fairly sheltered by the tall mountains and island in the bay and has many sea front restaurants along with a local coastguard station. Boats running trips to the blue caves slightly to the north depart from here and alth...|