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The City of Grapes

  • General Information

    Other Name: Zante, District: Zakynthos, State: Ionian Islands , Greece
    Area: 0 -
    Languages Spoken: Greek,French, Italian, and German
    Long Distance Code: 26950
    Importance: The island offers exceptional attractions for divers. Many of the dive sites are cave dives around the island.
    Best Time to Visit: September to October and May-June
    International Access: Connected to all the major cities of Greece.
  • Description

    Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands, covers an area of 410 km2 (158 sq mi) and its coastline is roughly 123 km (76 mi) in length. The island is named after Zakynthos, the son of a legendary Arcadian chief Dardanus. The name, like all similar names ending in -nthos, is pre-Mycenaean or Pelasgian in origin. Zakynthos has a thriving tourism industry.
  • Location

    Zakynthos has a varied terrain, with fertile plains in the southeastern part and mountainous terrain with steep cliffs along the coasts on the west. Zakynthos town coordinates are: Latitude 37.79139/37°47''29 N, Longitude: 20.89528/20°53''43 E.
  • Climate

    Mediterranean Climate.