Holidays in Zakynthos

    Zakynthos, or Zante, is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the Ionian Sea. Located south of Kefalonia, it is world famous for the crystal beaches and the intense nightlife, which makes it a frequent destination for the youth. Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos island, with the golden sand and the exotic blue waters. Do not miss a boat trip to Navagio and the Blue Caves during your Zakynthos holidays. Wonderful beaches in Zakynthos Greece are also Vassilikos, Gerakas, Spiantza and other places on the southern side. Due to their soft sand and clean water, these beaches are used as breeding spots for the loggerhead sea turtle known as the Caretta-Caretta.

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    Travel guide to Zakynthos, Greece

    Zakynthos island holidays guide

    World famous for the amazing beaches with crystal waters, Zakynthos island is fabulous for summer holidays. The most impressive beach is Navagio (the Shipwreck Beach), accessible only by boat.


    General information

    Have a look in our travel guide about Zakynthos and see all the beautiful beaches, villages, museums and sights to visit on the island. Also see our amazing photos, 360 pictures, videos and maps to get a better understanding of the location.


    Things to see and do

    Zakynthos Shipwreck

    The superb beaches of Zakynthos (Zante) Greece, part of the Ionian islands, are famous for their virgin beauty and the emerald waters. The most famous beach on the island is the wonderful Navagio (Shipwreck) beach, a secluded cove with white sand and turquoise waters. This cove can be reached only by boat and has a wrecked ship on its shore. Other nice beaches are found on the southern side of Zakynthos island and include Gerakas, Vassilikos and Spiantza.

    In summer, the beaches of Zakynthos, due to their clean water and the soft sand, become breeding places for the endangered sea turtle caretta-caretta. Apart from swimming, do not miss a drive in the inland of the island, with the traditional villages and the interesting monasteries. Do not miss the local dishes in the many restaurants. This guide of Zakynthos offers all useful information for vacations there. Holidays in Zakynthos can be combined with other Greek islands, such as Kefalonia.


    Organize your holidays

    Check our travel services and organize better your holidays in Zakynthos. See the hotels we suggest, make a car rental, book a tour or ferry tickets to Zakynthos island from our online system. Alternatively ask us to organize your holidays there.


    Accommodation

    Hotels in Zakynthos

    Most hotels in Zakynthos is found in the popular seaside settlements of Laganas, Tsilivi, Alykanas and Argassi. Accommodation for all tastes is found in those areas, from family hotels, apartments and traditional guesthouses to more luxurious establishments, upscale suites and private villas. These luxurious resorts have pools, jacuzzi, gyms and spa treatments. For something more quiet for your Zakynthos holidays, head to the regions of Vassilikos and Alykes.


    Highlights in Zakynthos

    Take the cruise to Navagio Beach and Blue Caves
    Day boat trips depart from various ports of Zakynthos to the secluded beach of Navagio (the Shipwreck) with the exotic waters and the Blue Caves.
    Sandy beach of Gerakas
    Located on the southern side of Zante island, Gerakas is a large beach with sandy shore. Due to its soft sand and the clean waters, this is a frequent breeding spot for sea turtles.
    Lovely beach of Banana
    The long and sandy beach of Banana is a wonderful place to spend a day at the sun. Part of this beach is organized, while another part is secluded.
    Organized beach of Tsilivi
    Tsilivi is among the best organized beaches in Zante, with sunbeds, watersports centres and beach bars. This large beach has soft sand and crystal waters.
    Small islet of Agios Sostis
    Agios Sostis is a rocky islet accessible through a wooden bridge from Laganas. On the back side of this islet, there is a small crystal beach with sandy shore.
    Venetian Castle above Zakynthos Town
    On the picturesque hill of Bohali above Zakynthos Town is a Venetian Castle. The location of this castle gives great view to the town and the Ionian Sea.
    Have fun at the pools of Water Village
    One of the largest water parks in Europe, the Water Village is located outside the village of Sarakinado. This is a great place for a family day trip.
    Diving centres in Zakynthos
    The sea bottom around Zakynthos provides great chances for diving trips. Particularly the western side of the island has many interesting reefs and rock formations.

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