In brief, Zakynthos has an international airport that receives several domestic and international flights. More airplanes approach the airport during the summer months to serve the tourists.
The International Airport of Zakynthos is also named Dionysios Solomos, in honor of the poet who wrote the Greek National Anthem. Its IATA airport code is (ZTH) and it is located 3.5 km away from the main port in the island's capital, Zakynthos Town.
It is connected directly with the International Airport of Athens, as well as other airports across Greece and Europe.
It was dedicated in 1971 but several alterations have been made since its establishment.
The airport receives flights from both Greece and abroad.
Concerning domestic flights, Zakynthos is connected with the international airports of Athens and Heraklion and the national airports of Corfu and Kefalonia. The flights are operated by the air companies Sky Express and Olympic Air.
In addition, numerous countries are connected with the island by airplane. Germany, France, Italy and the UK are some indicative ones.
How to get to & leave the airport
Distances from: Argostoli: 3.5 km / 5.6 miles | Tsilivi (Planos) : 9.5 km / 15.3 miles | Laganas: 6 km / 9.7 miles | Navagio: 36 km / 57.9 miles
The airport is connected to Zakynthos Town via a public bus (KTEL) route. Guests will find the buses' starting point in front of the Terminal Station (Arrivals).
The route is available six (6) times per day during the high season; the first bus departs from the Airport at 08:30 and the last at 19:30.
After reaching the capital town, visitors have to opportunity to board another bus to get to different locations on the island, such as Laganas, Argassi, Tsilivi and Kalamaki.
All buses have plenty of space for luggage storage that passengers can use for free after purchasing a ticket.
Transfers & Taxis
Visitors will find taxis outside the Terminal Station. However, catching a taxi immediately after arriving is quite unlikely if you are traveling in the summer. Arranging a pickup with a local driver before reaching the island is possible. You can schedule it by calling one of the following numbers: 0030 26950 48400, 0030 26951 95640, or 0030 26950 48400.
Zakynthos is well-known for its numerous gorgeous beaches. Except for them, the island is also home to quiet settlements and some points of historical and cultural interest. Renting a car is highly recommended for individuals who want to visit several regions and places on the island.
Three car rental desks are located within the airport's premises, more particularly in the Arrivals area.
If you'd rather leave as quickly as possible after landing, we suggest arranging your car rental in advance. By doing that, not only will you leave immediately, but also can select a car that meets your needs completely. In cooperation with the best local car rental agencies, we offer the best prices and our service is rated .
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Some accommodations have a shuttle service to facilitate the transportation of their customers. We propose that you contact your hotel and ask about the availability of such services.
Except for the car rental desks, Dionysios Solomos hosts a Duty-Free Shop, six options for food and coffee, a shop selling SIM cards with speaking time and internet access, an aid station, two ATMs and two charging stations. Free Wi-Fi is available across the airport. An area where people can park their vehicles for free is available, too.
Near the airport
The airport is located very close to some of the busiest areas of the island. In particular, except for Zakynthos Town which lies no more than 4 km away, travelers can head to the famous Laganas, the lively Kalamaki, or the magnificent Agios Sostis.