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Where in Greece is Zante?

Where in Greece is Zante?

Zante is an island located off the west coast of mainland Greece, and it takes around three and a half hours to fly there from the UK. The Venetians once dubbed Zante – or Zakynthos as it’s also known – ‘The Flower of the Orient’, thanks to its top-class countryside. And it’s a nickname that still rings true today.

Is Zante in the UK?

Uk is located in Russia at the longitude of -3.45 and latitude of 55.38. Zante is located in greece at the longitude of 20.9 and latitude of 37.79 . Driving Distance : 3779 KM and 250 meters / 2348.3 miles. Straight Line Distance : 2673 KM and 100 meters / 1661 miles.

How far is Zante from mainland Greece?

around 20 km
Zakynthos Guide The Greek island of Zakynthos is the third largest Ionian Island and is located in the Ionian Sea. Also called Zante, the island is around 20 km from the Greek mainland and around 15 km to the south of the island of Kefalonia.

Is Zakynthos and Zante the same place?

The Ionian island goes by both names – Zakynthos, which is its Greek name, and Zante, its name in Italian. It was first mentioned as Zakynthos thousands of years ago in Homer’s epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

What language do they speak in Zante?

Languages of Greece
Official Greek (Demotic)
Regional Cretan, Cappadocian, Pontic, Maniot, Thracian, Tsakonian, Yevanic
Minority Albanian, Turkish, Russian, Romani, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Armenian
Foreign English (51%) German (9%) French (8.5%) Italian (8%)

What is Zante known for?

The trademark of Zante, as the island is known in Italian, is the scenic Navagio (Shipwreck) beach. Many pictures and postcards have tried to capture its beauty, but the reality is far better! Only accessible by boat, Navagio beach has magical turquoise waters, white sand and is backed by dramatic towering cliffs.

Is Greece in EU?

A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001.

Do you need a visa to go to Zante?

You can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.

Which airport do you fly to for Zante?

dinky Dionysios Solomos
Compare the best Zante flights There are 35 separate summer routes direct from the UK to Zante’s dinky Dionysios Solomos (or sometimes Zakynthos International) Airport (ZTH), making getting to the island almost as effortless as lying on one of its perfect beaches.

What should I avoid in Zante?

How Not to Die in Zante

  • Quads are bad. Quad bikes are very unstable, have no safety belt and the roads round Zante are nothing short of a nightmare, every year in Zante we have lots of accidents.
  • Balcony Fail.
  • Zante security.
  • Don’t break your neck!
  • Drunk Drivers.
  • Don’t slip up.

How safe is Zante?

Again just to stress Zante is extremely safe, however we would always recommend just like at home that you stick together with your friends when you are out and of course walking back to your hotel. Just like the UK, Zante is not a perfect place with no crime.

Why is Zante called Rat Island?

The name Rat Islands is the English translation of the name given to the islands by Captain Fyodor Petrovich Litke in 1827 when he visited the Aleutian Islands on a voyage around the world. The islands are named so because rats were accidentally introduced to Rat Island in about 1780.