Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos, Zakynthos

Vasilikos or Vassilikos ( _el. Βασιλικός) is a village located in the southeastern part of the municipality and the island of Zakynthos. The road linking up to Gerakas and Zakynthos is to the north. Vasilikos is famous for its beaches, hotels, villas including [http://www.armoniavillas.gr/ Armonia Villas] , and restaurants. It is located about 16 km SE of Zakynthos and its airport. The beaches lie to the southwest.

ubdivision

*Porto Roma, east
*Porto Zorro

Geography

*Location:
**Longitude: 20.990 (20°58'48")
**Latitude: 37.7135 (37°42'49") N
*Postal code: 291 00
*Elevation: Ionian Sea, 58 m at the ridges
*Dialing code: +11+30-26950 (030-26950)-33

Farmlands surround the villages with mainly of groves around the area. The mountain is to the west northwest. The most famous landmark is Cape Geraki. Near the cape is beautiful sandy beaches marking the eastern part of Laganas Bay. The ridges is to the southeast and are divided into two, The upper part of the ridge are forested while the western part of the ridge has been eroding in the northwestern part and the southern part. The southern part of the ridge is where the cape is founded.

Historical population

Other

Vasilikos has a small kindergarten school, a school, a church and a square ("plateia").

The entire population prior to the late-20th century were entirely rural and were also farmers. Today, they are the minority of the population of the settlement. Pavement and electricity were cut off until the mid to late 20th century when tourism arrived in Vasilikos.

External links

* [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?tb=1&city=Vasiliko&country=GR Mapquest - Vasiliko] , street map data not yet available
*Coordinates: coord|37|42|49|N|20|58|48|E|region:GR
*http://www.zanteweb.gr/search/zakynthos/geraki

ee also

*List of communities of Zakynthos


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