Nature lovers will want to make a holiday home in Lithakia their place of residence as they explore the exotic plant life of one of the most picturesque Ionian Sea islands, Zakynthos. This place was once under Italian rule, hence its other name; ‘Fioro di Levante’. And with its abundant of vibrant flowers, the island does live up to its name. It is also home to a number of wonderful beaches which are sprinkled with intriguing features such as caves and shipwrecks. HomeAway offers holidaymakers a selection of holiday apartments, cottages and villas in Lithakia in which to repose in comfort as they explore Zakynthos and other neighbouring Ionian Sea islands. This village to the south of Zakynthos is an ideal residential area as it is situated on the foot of low verdant hills and is just a few kilometres from the beach.
-Beaches: The Navagio Beach, which is where the skeleton of a ship that sank there in 1980 sits, is one of the most visited spots in Zakynthos. It is a small patch of white sand isolated by cliffs meaning visitors will have to hire a boat to get there. To view the wreck from above one can go up to the nearby village of Anafonitria. Another spot along the Zakynthos coastline worth checking out is the Port Limnionas Beach. The views from this cove are simply stunning and once holidaymakers start taking photos they won’t want to stop.
-Amusement parks: Those who intend to take their kids along to holiday homes in Lithakia will have the option of a visit to the Tsilivi Water Park. It is filled with pools and water slides designed to get kids shrieking in delight. Adults can also join in the fun and revel in the slides or find a spot in which sunbathe. When they get hungry they can get snacks at the park’s restaurant. There are also a number of places where holidaymakers can enjoy a round of mini golf. The course at Argassi has 18 holes and presents a fun-filled challenge.
-Water sports: Zakynthos provides the perfect conditions for a variety of water sports. There are diving centres that arrange scuba diving expeditions for tourists and some of these operators offer lessons to diving novices as well. Spots such as The Arch and the Keri Caves provide a great diving experience. Base jumping is another one of the sports available to visitors here.
-Museums: Right in Lithakia holidaymakers will have an attraction they’ll want to visit; the Aristeon Olive Press & Museum. This is where they can learn about the pressing process as well as buy some oil for use at home. Helmi’s Natural History Museum is also in Zakynthos and those wishing to learn more about the different life forms found on the Ionian Islands. In Zakynthos Town is the Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos which is a feast for art lovers.
-Food and drink: One of the aspects of Greek culture those visiting Lithakia holiday rentals will no doubt enjoy is the food. In tavernas such as The Squid and the Octopus they will be able to dine of fresh fish and help it down with delicious Greek wine. For more variety holidaymakers can head to Mermaids which serves international cuisine besides traditional Greek specialities.
The 30 plus temperatures that mark summertime in this locale are what bring sun-worshippers to this part of Greece. From June to August visitors can expect such hot and dry conditions. Visitors keen on taking advantage of off-peak rates and cooler temperatures will want to book their holiday homes in Lithakia in May or September. Temperatures then still average about 25°C. Lithakia’s rainfall falls during winter between November and December while temperatures remain in the teens.
Visitors arriving in the island will arrive at the Zakythos International Airport which receives both domestic flights from other parts of Greece and seasonal flights from various European cities. UK travellers can find direct flights from Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, London and other cities. Taxis and buses are available to take visitors from the airport to their Lithakia holiday homes.