Iakinthos Hotel, Zakynthos
Iakinthos is situated on Zakynthos and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Those staying at…SHOW ON MAP
Hotel St John Villas Suites & Spa, Zakynthos
Hotel St John Villas Suites & Spa is situated on Zakynthos and offers 5-star facilities as well…SHOW ON MAP
Bitzaro Palace Hotel, Zakynthos
Bitzaro Palace features an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi, as well as rooms with free wireless internet…SHOW ON MAP
Zante Sun Hotel, Zakynthos
Providing an outdoor pool, Zante Sun is within a short walk of nearby attractions, such as Laganas…SHOW ON MAP
Visit the National Marine Park reserved for sea turtles in the Ionian
Zákynthos is one of the most important loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta nesting areas in the Mediterranean. Finding refuge…SHOW ON MAP
Zakynthos, Useful Information
Police 26950-24450 Port Police 26950-28117-8 Fire Department 199 Ambulance 166 Health Center 2695-360500 Pharmacy 26950-41570, 23773, 27634,…SHOW ON MAP
Ambrosia Restaurant, Zakynthos
‘Ambrosia’ in Greek mythology was the food of the gods. The Ambrosia restaurant at the Lesante hotel…SHOW ON MAP
Azzuro Bar Cafe, Zakynthos
Porto Azzuro Beach Bar Restaurant is open from early morning to late afternoon. Have fun in the…SHOW ON MAP
Zakynthos Banana Baya Beach
BANANA BAYA BEACH An idyllic beach with crystal clear waters and fine sand located at the southern…SHOW ON MAP
White beaches, sea turtles and partying around the clock make Zakynthos a favourite holiday destination
The Venetians called this southernmost Ionian island Fiore di Levante, the Flower of the East. Its nobility and fertility made it the jewel of their empire. Today’s visitors would agree, though they come for its endless beaches – Lagana, Tsilivi, Argassi, Kalamaki, Alykes – where British, French and Italians party day and night.
Looking for indelible moments? You’ll find them when you swim at the famous Shipwreck Beach, watch the sunset from the cliffs of Keri and Kryoneri, listen to the islanders sing their cantatas and see the endangered caretta caretta sea turtles lay their eggs in the island’s white sands. Welcome to Zakynthos, as it is known in Greece, the island that has it all.
Set sail for fabulous beaches
From your seat on the caique that does the circuit of Zakynthos, you’ll see a cavalcade of beaches, each one more magical than the last. Shipwreck Beach, Laganas, Gerakas, Vasilikos, Marathonisi, the Blue Caves … all rank among the most splendid in Greece. Vying for first place, the renowned shipwreck at the eponymous beach adds drama to the ubiquitous white sand, white cliffs and turquoise green water. Come early in the morning, or drop anchor the previous evening, so you can enjoy your first dive before the rest of the world arrives.
Hidden gems of Zakynthos
The Strofades, more islands to explore
Only 37 nautical miles from Zante, these two islets are unknown to most tourists, Greek or foreign. A mystery surrounds the 15th century fortified monastery here. It houses an icon of the Virgin that washed up here undamaged after being thrown into the sea by 13th century Orthodox Christians in Constantinople to save it from the Iconoclasts who were destroying all paintings with human figures.
The Rolling… Stone?
Locals claim that Mick Jagger hails from the village of Kiliomeno (which translates as rolling) and that’s why he named his band The Rolling Stones. This is a big local tease, but nobody’s kidding when it comes to extoling the virtues of this delightful settlement. Take your time to admire its traditional architectural style and old homes which resemble fortresses.
Zante by the glass
Set aside some time for a visit to an island winery, some of which go back centuries. Hundreds of hectares are devoted to vineyards and there are more than 60 different grape varietals.