Vasilikos, Zakynthos

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Vasilikos is located in Greece
Coordinates: 37°43′N 20°59′E / 37.717°N 20.983°E / 37.717; 20.983Coordinates: 37°43′N 20°59′E / 37.717°N 20.983°E / 37.717; 20.983
Administrative regionIonian Islands
Regional unitZakynthos
Municipal unitZakynthos (city)
 • Rural
 • Population799 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
291 00
Area code(s)26950

Vasilikos (Greek: Βασιλικός) is a village and a community in the southeastern part of the municipality and the island of Zakynthos. The community consists of the villages Vasilikos (population 285 in 2011), Agios Ioannis (pop. 8), Ano Vasilikos (pop. 280) and Xirokastello (pop. 226) and the uninhabited island Kalonisi. The village Vasilikos is situated at the easternmost point of Zakynthos, 11 km southeast of Zakynthos (city). The village Xirokastello is situated halfway between Argasi and Vasilikos, at the eastern foot of the hill Skopos.

The Vasilikos peninsula in the south-east of the island comprises folded land with low, pine-forested mountains and quiet coves.[2] Most of it has been protected from large-scale development because of the loggerhead turtles that breed on Gerakas beach.[3] Vasilikos is the main community on the peninsula. It has a rugged coastline with numerous beaches, known for their good swimming conditions.[4] Vasilikos is also famous for its hotels, villas and restaurants.[citation needed] The beach resort Porto Roma lies east of the village.

Historical population[edit]

Year Village population Community population
1981 - 402
1991 187 -
2001 257 709
2011 285 799

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ Sophie Lam (26 March 2018). "Shoulder season is the best-value time to visit the Greek islands". iNews. London.
  3. ^ Amanda Statham (21 March 2018). "Rise of the 'pre-moon' – why couples like Harry and Meghan are booking a break before their wedding". The Telegraph. London.
  4. ^ French, Carole (2010). DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Corfu & the Ionian Islands. Dorling Kindersley Ltd. p. 96. ISBN 9781405348188.

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