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Zakynthos Airport, also known as Dionysios Solomos Airport, is located less than 6km south of Zakynthos, on the Greek island of the same name. The beach resort of Lagunas is only about 1km away. The airport handles about 300,000 passengers annually. The proximity of the endangered loggerhead turtle (caretta caretta), which lays its eggs on the nearby beaches, means that planes are not permitted to land or depart from midnight until 4a.m. Apart from regular services to Athens, Cephalonia, Kithira, all other flights are seasonal charter operations.
Zakynthos, also known by its Italian name Zante, is besieged by hordes of package tourists along its eastern and southeastern coasts each summer, but the island manages to preserve its beauty, with wooded mountains in the centre trailing off to turquoise waters on the western coast. The northern and southern capes are lush and less visited than the crowded east, where Zante Town adds a dash of life.