Nestled in the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos is a picturesque Greek island known for its stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture. With its diverse range of attractions, from breathtaking cliffs to sea turtle nesting sites, Zakynthos promises an unforgettable vacation experience.
Getting to Zakynthos is convenient, especially on one of our sailing tours, with several options available. The island has its own international airport, Zakynthos International Airport “Dionysios Solomos” (ZTH), which welcomes flights from major European cities. Alternatively, visitors can reach Zakynthos by ferry from mainland Greece (Kyllini) or other nearby islands.
Once on the island, there are several ways to explore its beauty. Renting a car or a scooter gives you the freedom to visit remote beaches and mountainous regions. Local buses connect major towns and tourist spots, providing an affordable option for transportation. Taxis are also readily available.
Zakynthos boasts a rich cultural heritage with influences from various civilizations throughout history. Visitors can witness this through traditional music, dance, and religious festivities, which are celebrated with great enthusiasm. The island’s warm and welcoming locals are eager to share their customs and traditions, making visitors feel at home.
Zakynthian cuisine is a delightful fusion of Greek and Mediterranean flavours. Some must-try dishes include:
Zakynthos offers a vibrant nightlife scene with options for every taste. In Laganas, you’ll find a wide array of bars and clubs that cater to partygoers, staying open until the early hours. For a more laid-back atmosphere, head to Zakynthos Town, where you can enjoy cozy tavernas, live music, and cultural performances. The island occasionally hosts traditional festivals and events, providing a glimpse into its lively spirit.
As you explore Zakynthos, you’ll be captivated by its natural beauty, immersed in its rich culture, and indulging in its delectable cuisine. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, this enchanting island has it all. Get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with memories that will last a lifetime!