ZAKYNTHOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Zakynthos on our travel guide! Discover the best things to do in Zakynthos, fantastic beaches, top hotels, and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!
Home to the worldwide famous Navagio (Shipwreck) beach and glorified by innumerable travel guides, Zakynthos island is one of the most popular Greek islands! Breathtaking landscapes, exotic beaches with sugar-fine sand and turquoise waters and crazy nightlife are the main reasons why this island is wildly popular. But, there’s more than that!
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Zakynthos Greece is one of the most exotic Greek islands. Sitting in the heart of the mesmerizing Ionian sea, it boasts a wonderful natural landscape and magical Zakynthos beaches.
Exploring Zakynthos, you’ll discover picturesque hilltop villages, traditional monasteries, and dreamy natural landscapes. What’s more, the exotic Zakynthos beaches are home to the endangered sea turtle species Caretta-Caretta, which every year hide their eggs in the fine white sand of Zakynthos beaches.
The trademark of Zante, as the island is known in Italian, is the scenic Navagio (Shipwreck) beach. Many pictures and postcards have tried to capture its beauty, but the reality is far better! Only accessible by boat, Navagio beach has magical turquoise waters, white sand and is backed by dramatic towering cliffs. While the view from above is simply breathtaking, you should also experience a dip in its enticingly clear water. Apart from Shipwreck beach, though, there are many wonderful Zakynthos beaches you should visit, such as Laganas Zante, Gerakas beach, Vasilikos beach, and Spiantza beach. Some of these beaches are where the endangered Caretta-caretta sea turtles lay their eggs every spring and summer. You might be lucky enough to see them getting out of the sea to hide their eggs under the sand, but you should by no means disturb them!
After exploring the emerald bays of the island, take a break from the beach life to visit Zakynthos Town, the capital of Zakynthos. Strongly influenced by the Venetians, who had also named the island “Fiore di Levante” (flower of the east), Zakynthos Town has many hidden gems to explore! Saint Mark Square, the Venetian Castle, Solomos Square and the Post-Byzantine Museum of Zante are some of the best places to visit in Zakynthos Town.
As for things to do in Zakynthos, you’ll never run out of options! Partying, scuba diving, Zante tours, and water sports will keep you entertained during your Zakynthos holidays!
Get ready for an exotic holiday experience! Floating on the turquoise waters of the Ionian sea, south to Kefalonia, Zakynthos (or Zante) is the closest to paradise on earth!
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HOW TO GET TO ZANTE?
Zakynthos island has an International airport with flights from many European cities. Another way to reach Zakynthos is by ferry from the port of Killini, in the Peloponnese.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Zakynthos! From Zakynthos sightseeing, to activities and from Zakynthos tours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Zakynthos holidays experience!
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.
The blue caves are only accessible by the sea. However, this fact has not stopped them from being one of the main attractions of this Greek island, especially at certain times of the day.
Discover some tours organized around the island, to the Blue Caves and Shipwreck.
Marathonisi is a pristine island in the bay of Laganas, right opposite Limni Keriou beach. Excursion boats go daily to Marathonisi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zakynthos is a fun island in the Ionian sea, with plenty of night entertainment options and exciting Zakynthos clubs that attract thousands of international tourists, mostly students, and youth.