The shape of Zakynthos is triangular with the northernmost end of the island leading to the cape of Skinari, while in the south-southeast is the bay of Laganas. The Bay of Laganas, with its enchanting beach, has been discovered since the 1999 National Park as it is the spawning site of the endangered turtle Caretta Caretta.
Known internationally under the name Tzante, or Phioro of Levante by the Venetians, is one of the Ionian Islands. It is the eleventh-largest Greek island and the third and second-largest island of the Ionian islands. Its area is 406 square kilometers and the population is 40,758 inhabitants. From the Peloponnese is 9.5 nautical miles.