Zakynthos is the southernmost and third largest in both size and population of the Ionian islands. It is situated 8.5 nautical miles south of Kefallonia, 9.5 nautical miles west of the Peloponnese and approximately 300 kilometres west of the capital of Greece, Athens.
Its geographical position ensures easy travel to the other islands and even the mainland of Greece. A short journey across the Peloponnese brings one to the ancient city of Olympia, the birthplace and original venue of the Olympic Games. Due to the islands location, it is an ideal base to link up to the larger cities of Greece such as Patras, Athens and Thesaloniki.
An island full of contrasts, Zakynthos consists of mainly woodland, with an abundance of pine tree covered mountains and fertile plains. In the north, east and south numerous picturesque beaches can be found, whereas in the west the imposing, rocky landscape has a number of sea caves such as the famous Blue Caves on the north-west of the island.