Zakynthos Holidays August 4th to 18th, 2012

Once more holidays on the Greek island of Zakynthos, this time in the Hotel Crystal Beach in Kalamaki. together with friends - the Payrits family.

Lift off from Vienna Airport, sonne after the start ...

Vienna International Airport with its first runway which we left a few seconds before. The river danube behind to the left.

The Leitha mountains, with lake Neusiedl in behind.

lake Neusiedl, in the centre the village of Neusiedl, the green area left side of the lake is the reed area. Note the numerous wind turbines in behind.

Lake Neusiedl

Somewhere over the Balkan ...

 ... a mighty thundercloud.

Last evening sun.

We have made a large loop and are now going down in Northern direction to the airport of the island of Zakynthos. To the left the Keri peninsula ...

 ... with the village of Keri and the small rock island of Marathonissi in front.

The lights of Laganas, a few seconds before the landing. On the other side of the plane (behind this view direction) is Kalamaki.

August 6th/7th, 2012: quiet and hot days in the hotel.

10./11. August - a bit cooler and windy, and trip to Zakynthos Town.

12. August - in the Hotel

13.8.2012: A day´s trip to Porto Limnionas

14. August - small and big sea turtles and a boat trip to the caves of Keri.

15. August - a boat trip around the island

17th August - say farewell

18th August - our plane moves to the runway ...

 ... and will lift off in a few seconds.

The fertile plains of Zakynthos, extending ...

 ... till the Northeast coast.

Cape Skinari with the caves ...

 ... and a few seconds thereafter the view to the neighbouring island of Kefallonia.

Levkada island in the background with the small, finger-like island of Spartochori in front.

And further to the North over the Balkan.