By staying in Artina Luxury Villa for your holidays in Zante a world full of wonderful experiences is revealed before you… Zakynthos island, a gem waiting for you to discover... An island where long sandy beaches meeting rocky cliffs and hidden sea caves; where romantic sunsets introduce you to a vivid nightlife; where culture expands from music and poetry to marvelous Greek cuisine delicacies waiting for you to taste… Take a small taste of your next vacation in Zakynthos by browsing the topics below. Experience Artina Luxury Villa. Experience Zakynthos Island!
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Our team is here to help you rent rent a yacht, a private motor boat or join an organized cruise to enjoy the most of Zakynthos Island during your holidays.
Browse a selection of cruises on or near the island below and begin an unforgetabble journey!.
There is no need to introduce the most amazing and famous beach in Zakynthos. Also known as Smuggler’s Wreck or "The Shipwreck", Navagio Beach is the emblem of the island and one of the most popular attractions in Greece, with white sand, unique blue waters and the shipwreck of a Greek smuggler ship. Its story goes back to the ‘80s, when the ship with its smuggled cargo crashed on the beach of Aghios Georgios. Ever since the beach was renamed to "Navagio" (meaning "Shipwreck" in Greek). Accessible only from the sea, you can reach Navagio by joining a small cruise taking off daily from Zakynthos Town, Agios Nikolaos, Skinari or Porto Vromi as well as by renting a motor boat or private yacht. You could include the Blue Caves in the same cruise.
A series of sea caves that reflect the deep cyan color given by the corals to the water, the Blue Caves are just calling you for a dive. Located in the northern part of Zakynthos Island, near Aghios Nikolaos and Cape Skinari, the Blue Caves are one of the most impressive natural realms of Zakynthos. Accessible only from the sea, you can reach Blue Caves by joining a small cruise taking off daily from Zakynthos Town, Agios Nikolaos, Skinari or Porto Vromi as well as by renting a motor boat or private yacht. You could include Navagio Beach in the same cruise.
The most impressive destination of Laganas bay is the islet of Marathonissi, also known as Turtle Island because of its turtle-like shape. Turquoise waters and white sand beaches, hidden sea coves and tropical vegetation comprise this tropical paradise located only a few minutes from Keri Beach by boat. Hire a motor boat or have a private cruise to Marathonissi with a private yacht. You could also include Keri Caves in the same cruise.
Spectacular monuments of nature like hidden sea coves, beaches simular to the Shipwreck Beach and marvelous rocky arches that dive into the crystal waters of Keri are a few only of the treasures in this must-take cruise. Hire a motor boat or have a private cruise to Keri Caves with a private yacht. You could also include Marathonissi in the same cruise.
Cephalonia (also called Kefalonia or Kefalinia), the largest of the Ionian Sea islands, is located about 50 km from the north cost of Zakynthos Island. From the cosmopolitan town of Fiskardo on the northern coast, the marvelous cave of Melissanthi and the wonderful beach of Myrtos, to the beautiful capital of Argostoli, Kefalonia is an island full of treasures. Daily ferry itineraries connect Zante with Kefalonia from the port of Agios Nikolaos (Zakynthos) to the port of Pessada (Kefalonia). You could also have a private cruise to Cephalonia with a private yacht. You should further include the nearby island of Ithaca (Ithaki), home to the legendary king Ulysses (Odysseus).
Having Zakynthos as your base is quite convenient: Starting from Zante you can take several short cruises to approximate locations such as Ancient Olympia, birth place of the Olympic Games. In one of the most important archeological sites of Greece you will see the remains of the temple of Zeus (one of the seven wonders once) as well as the first stadium to ever host the original Olympic Games in the 7th century BCE. This is also the place where the Olympic Flame is lit before traveling the whole world for the modern Olympic Games. Daily ferry itineraries connect Zakynthos to Kyllini port. From there Ancient Olympia is about an hour drive. You could also have a private cruise to Kyllini or Katakolo ports with a private yacht, then a private car could take you to Ancient Olympia.
Try the most delicious Greek and Zakynthian cuisine dishes, enjoy amazing wines in one of the beautiful local wineries or taste a variety of Zakynthos traditional products. Zante island is a colorful palette of taste and culture waiting for you to indulge!
Greek cuisine is by all means one of the most famous in the world. Furthermore Zakynthos offers a variety of delightful local dishes that make a perfect addition to it. Let yourself enjoy Zante's gastronomical treasures in a traditional tavern, in any of the island's fine restauraunts or dine al fresco in the amazing garden of Artina Luxury Villa.
The fertile plains of Zante Island are home to several quality vine varieties such as Avgoustiatis, Goustoulidi, Pavlo, Rombola and Skiadopoulo. Experience wine-tasting in Zakynthos in several fine local wineries, or enjoy your wine in Artina Villa fully-equipped outdoor bar while gazing the endless blue.
The ideal climate of Zakynthos Island helps the Zakynthian land deliver a rich variety of traditional products such as high quality extra virgin olive oil, currant, pure honey, fine wine from local varieties, nugget, sesame sticks and many more. Indulge in the savor of Zakynthos traditional products or offer them as ideal gifts from your summer holidays in Zante to your friends and family!
Although Zante is a unique summer holidays destination in Greece, it is also a perfect place to combine your Greek islands vacation with sports and activities that will keep your mind and body to shape while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings. From water sports to yoga and pillates sessions, Zakynthos Island has everything you need to enjoy active summer vacation in Greece.
The crystal-clear waters of Zante Island invite you to a variety of water sports such as SUP, canoe, kayak, pedalo, water ski, parasailing, jet ski, windsurfing and kite-surf, just to mention a few! We are here to help you enjoy the water sports you love the most.
Release tension and revitalize your body and mind on the waterfront by having a yoga or Pilates private session with a certified instructor right here in Artina Luxury Villa.
Spoil yourself with a SPA treatment in one of Zakynthos Wellness centers or a full body massage in the privacy of Artina Luxury Villa.
Have a personal trainer keep you fit right here in Artina, while you have the perfect vacation in the villa of your dreams.
From dropping a ball in one of our co-operating tennis clubs in the island to exploring Zakynthos by bike delivered at the villa, Zante has a sporting activity for everyone. Stay fit during your summer holidays while enjoying the most out of the island!
Feel the breeze while riding your horse along the beach at sunset or throughout the forest, surrounded by the marvelous nature of Zante Island. Pony rides can also be arranged for the children.
Zante is an island that keeps many of its treasures hidden under the deep crystal water. Marvel the secret realms of Zakynthos' sea bottom by joining a diving cruise in one of the island's certified diving centers.
Although Zakynthos is well-known for its fantastic beaches, there are several beautiful little villages hidden in the mountains with stone houses and little allays, untouched by the tourism of the coastal part of Zante Island. Join a trekking / hiking group or hire a guide to explore these scenic villages as well as the unparallel beauty of Zakynthian countryside, where the forests and the valleys meet the steep cliffs and the endless blue of the Ionian Sea.
Zakynthos is a place that families will enjoy the most. From the shallow, safe sandy beaches to the wonderful nature surrounding the island, Zante has everything you will need for your perfect family holidays in Greece; from water sports, sea-turtle spotting and water parks to visiting the zoo and pony rides, Zante is the best place to spend your family vacation in Greece!
Zakynthos National Marine Park is home to the endangered species of Caretta-Caretta sea turtle and the species of Monachus-Monachus Mediterranean seal. Take a visit to the thematic exhibition sites of the Marine Park in Daphne or in Gerakas, then visit one of the sea turtle nesting beaches such as Marathonissi, Kalamaki, Dafni or Gerakas beach to see the turtle nests. Hire a pedalo or a motor boat to look for and swim around with these wonderful creatures!
Zante Island features two large water parks and several smaller ones, with water slides, pools and water games for the whole family to enjoy!
Located in the northern part of Zakynthos, Askos Stone Park is a small zoo hosting several species from the local and international fauna. A perfect way to spend the day with the family if away from the beach.
These wonderful animals are best friends of our small ones. What a wonderful idea to arrange for a pony ride for your little ones while you enjoy your horse riding in Zakynthos!
Zakynthos has been the crossroad of civilizations for centuries, with cultural influences from both the west and the east, Home to several important Greek and Italian poets and artists such as Dionysios Solomos, Andreas Kalvos and Ugo Foscolo, this island is a unique place of culture and civilization.
First time opened to public back in the '60s, the Post-Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos is a two-floor building located in Solomos Square in Zante town. Here the visitors can admire wood-carved Byzantine icons, frescos dated back to the 15th Century, and oils on canvas paintings of famous Greek artists.
The museum of Dionisios Solomos and Eminent Zakynthians exhibits a large collection of personal belongings and manuscripts of this famous Greek poet who wrote the National Anthem of Greece. The same building also hosts the mausoleums of Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos, another great Zakynthian poet.
Featuring striking views to Zante Town, the Ionian Sea and the valley of Gaitani, Bochali hill with the imposing Venetian Castle and the beautiful quiet cafes is one of the most beautiful areas for a small fresh break from the bumpy town.
Located in the outskirts of Zante Town near Zakynthos main port, the imposing church and monastery of St. Dionisios, the patron Saint of the island, host important artifacts of the Byzantine Era.
Take a bite of Greece by tasting Zakynthian and Greek dishes in a local tavern or dine out in one of the fine restaurants featuring gourmet plates from famous chefs and marvelous sea views. Either way we can help you book the perfect restaurant depending on the occasion. If though you prefer to stay in, dine in the privacy of Artina Luxury Villa.
No wonder why many couples seek to seal their love with a romantic wedding in Zante Island.
Zakynthos is the ideal Greek island to host your dream wedding.
Imagine getting married in the waterfront under the warmth and the perfect light of the Greek sun, with the most delicious food and wine choices;
the perfect scenery for the wedding of your dreams in Greece and an ideal start of your new life!
Famous Greek and international artists and troupes throw concerts, plays and performances in one of the beautiful open-air theaters of Zakynthos island. Secure your tickets and enjoy the performance of your choice under the summer moon.
The Zakyntian Carnival, taking place in the island during early spring, has its roots at the famous Venetian Carnival. Three weeks of total fun, dance, parties, parades and cultural events throughout the island comprise this wonderful experience.
When it comes to clubbing, Zante takes the lead. From the large crowded clubs in Laganas where you can party until dawn, to elegant bars with marvelous views located at Bochali hill and Argasi, Zakynthos is a island that offers a wonderful time for your night out.
During summertime a lot of villages host local fairs dedicated to each of the Saints protecting the village. Taste local delicacies, buy traditional products, take part in games or in traditional folk dances with the locals in one of the island's fairs.