: : wanderlust : : Zakynthos (Greece), also known by its Italian name Zante, battles against heavy package tourism along its eastern and southeast coasts. Underneath the brouhaha it is essentially a beautiful island with western and central regions of forested mountains dropping off to unreal turquoise waters... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/greece/zakynthos#ixzz3LKC8RIQI
Have you heard of ‘The Other’ Greek Islands? The Aegean hides a little secret just off the Turkish coast, one the millions of tourists who circuit the Greek Islands on package tours and cruise ships don’t know about – Yet!
Otherwise known as Zante, Zakynthos has become a favourite amongst package holiday providers and overdevelopment in some areas detracts from what is an incredibly beautiful island. The beach resort of Laganas is infamous for its low cost party scene, however move away from these tourist heavy areas and you will find the real charm and beauty of the island. Zante does offers some great deals for families who are looking for safe beaches and shallow waters.