Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian islands. It lies in the eastern part of the Ionian Sea. The most famous landmark of the island is the Navagio beach (shipwreck). It is a cove on the southwest shore, isolated by high cliffs and accessible only by boat.
The largest resort is Laganas, whose beach stretches around 10 km. Small Xigia beach in the north is noted for its underwater springs rich in sulphur. Bochali hill above the Zakynthos town contains a small Venetian castle, and offers panoramic views onto the town. Marathonissi (also known as "Turtle Island" because of its turtle-like shape), an islet near Limni Keriou is a small paradise, with tropical vegetation, turquoise water beaches and sea caves.