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    Beloved for its natural beauty by the Venetians who renamed this charming island, Zante, fiore di Levante (the flower of the East), the originally-named Zakynthos boasts fertile green hills and mountainsides, verdant vineyards and currant vines, olives and almond groves and orchards, delightful spring and autumn flowers and beautiful beaches.

    Originally named after colonist, Zakynthos, son of Dardanus, who brought music and festivals from Arcadia, this island’s history is colourful and lively but hasn’t always been so agreeable with tides of Romans, Saracens and Byzantines invading and capturing it; even a Norman-Sicilian pirate, Margaritone, took it for neighbouring Kefalonia. In 1209 the island was ceded to the Venetians who held on to it for more than three centuries. In later years, fired by the French Revolution, Zantiots formed a Jacobin Club to destroy the nobility and, later still the high spirited islanders rebelled again after the establishment of the Septinsular Republic. In 1864, Zante (Zakynthos) joined with its Ionian sisters to become part of Greece.

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Beloved for its natural beauty by the Venetians who renamed this charming island, Zante, fiore di Levante (the flower of the East), the originally-named Zakynthos boasts fertile green hills and mountainsides, verdant vineyards and currant vines, olives and almond groves and orchards, delightful spring and autumn flowers and beautiful beaches.

Originally named after colonist, Zakynthos, son of Dardanus, who brought music and festivals from Arcadia, this island’s history is colourful and lively but hasn’t always been so agreeable with tides of Romans, Saracens and Byzantines invading and capturing it; even a Norman-Sicilian pirate, Margaritone, took it for neighbouring Kefalonia. In 1209 the island was ceded to the Venetians who held on to it for more than three centuries. In later years, fired by the French Revolution, Zantiots formed a Jacobin Club to destroy the nobility and, later still the high spirited islanders rebelled again after the establishment of the Septinsular Republic. In 1864, Zante (Zakynthos) joined with its Ionian sisters to become part of Greece.

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Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa

5 Star

One of the finest and most exclusive five star hotels on Zante, Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa boasts impeccable service, the island's most extensive spa, and a premier beach location just 500m from Tsilivi.

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The Bay Hotel & Suites

5 Star

Located in spacious grounds next to its own private sandy beach on the Vassilikos Peninsula.

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Mediterranean Beach Resort

4 Star Deluxe

Set in colourful, well-tended gardens and right on the glorious sandy beach in popular Laganas, with its plethora of restaurants, bars and lively nightlife.

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Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort

5 Star

In an enviable beachfront setting, the brand new, adult only Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort is set to open in summer 2017 and will offer exclusivity together with five star comfort and its terrace style design ensuring stunning sea views from all areas.

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Featured hotels

Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa

5 Star

One of the finest and most exclusive five star hotels on Zante, Lesante Luxury Hotel & Spa boasts impeccable service, the island's most extensive spa, and a premier beach location just 500m from Tsilivi.

The Bay Hotel & Suites

5 Star

Located in spacious grounds next to its own private sandy beach on the Vassilikos Peninsula.

Mediterranean Beach Resort

4 Star Deluxe

Set in colourful, well-tended gardens and right on the glorious sandy beach in popular Laganas, with its plethora of restaurants, bars and lively nightlife.

Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort

5 Star

In an enviable beachfront setting, the brand new, adult only Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort is set to open in summer 2017 and will offer exclusivity together with five star comfort and its terrace style design ensuring stunning sea views from all areas.

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