Zakynthos Travel Guide
WELCOME TO ZAKYNTHOS!
Floating on the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos (or Zante) is the closest place to paradise on earth!
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 vivid nightlife are the main reasons why this island is wildly popular. But, there’s more than that!
Exploring Zakynthos, you’ll discover picturesque hilltop villages, traditional monasteries, and dreamy natural landscapes. What’s more, the exotic beaches are home to the endangered sea turtle species Caretta-Caretta, which lay their eggs every year in the fine white sand of the Zakynthos beaches. Our island will become your own little piece of paradise!
Flights & Getting there
Zakynthos Airport is 5km southwest of Zakynthos Town and 5km to Luxury Dream Villa
Taxis between the airport and Luxury Dream Villa cost around €15.
Sky Express (www.skyexpress.gr) Flies to Corfu via Kefallonia and Preveza.
Between May and September numerous charter flights connect Zakynthos with northern Europe and the UK
Levante ferries (www.levanteferries.com) runs between three and five ferries daily, depending on the season, between Zakynthos Town and Kyllini in the Peloponnese (trip lasts one hour). Occasional international ferries call in on the way to/from Igoumenitsa (on the mainland), Sami (Kefallonia), and Bari and Brindisi (Italy usually between the end of July and the beginning of September).
From the isolated northern port of Agios Nikolaos, ferries sail to Pesada in southern Kefallonia twice daily from mid-May to October (trip lasts 1½ hours). Tickets are purchased from Zante town. Neither port has good bus connections, however, most travellers find it easier and cheaper to cross the mainland Kyllini from Zakynthos Town and catch another ferry from there to Kefallonia.
The KTEL Bus Station is on the hillside bypass in Zakynthos Town, 500m up from the waterfront and 15 minutes’ walk southwest of Plateia Solomou. Long-distance routes include Athens (six hour trip, four times daily), Patra ( 3½ hour trip, four times daily) and Thessaloniki (10 hour trip, two times weekly).