Directly from major Europen cities
From Athens (45 minutes)
From Killini (1 hour)
Zakynthos offers a diverse range of beach experiences, ranging from trendy beach bars in the Vassilikos area like Gerakas, Porto Roma, and Aghios Nicholaos, to breathtaking, secluded cliff-lined shores along the west coast.
With calm Ionian Seas perfect for swimming and boating, majestic sunset views, delectable cuisine, pristine beaches and caves in the north, historical churches and museums in Zakynthos town, and convenient access through its international airport, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Don't miss the famous turtle beaches in the South, where turtles share the sand with sunbathers as they lay their eggs, an incredible annual event. Discover the beauty and wonders of Zakynthos!
A diverse landscape with golden sandy beaches in secluded coves combined with rugged cliffs and an unraveled underwater universe, create this unique island, known worldwide as ZANTE.
Welcome to the exquisite island of Zakynthos, a hidden gem in Greece that captivates with its natural beauty and rich history. This stunning garden island, once known as the "Flower of the Levant," has a storied past that was tragically disrupted by the devastating earthquake of 1953. Despite the loss, remnants of its artistic and intellectual heritage can still be found in the churches and museums of Zakynthos, reflecting the island's former glory as one of the most advanced and Europeanized places in Greece.
Zakynthos, also known as Zante, boasts a dual personality that offers a variety of experiences. In the bustling southern part of the island, wide sandy beaches fringe the coast, attracting commercial tourist projects that thrive with round-the-clock intensity. While teenagers may be drawn to the vibrant energy of this area, those seeking a more authentic and serene escape will find solace in the unspoiled northern regions of Zakynthos. Here, ancient villages, natural springs, and the remnants of Venetian manor houses and estates await discovery amidst picturesque arable uplands, olive groves, and orchards.
Indulge in the culinary delights of the island as you dine in enterprising tavernas that utilize fresh local produce, including unique ingredients such as sweet flat onions, melons, and tiny wild strawberries. Be sure to sample the exquisite Verdea wine, produced organically by the Comoutos family, who have been perfecting their craft since 1638. This amber-hued wine, akin to drinking velvet, pairs beautifully with the rich casseroles and local delicacies that showcase the flavors of Zakynthos.
The island's history as a hub of commerce and trade is evident in the legacy of its merchants, who once exported currants, textiles, ceramics, olive oil-based soap, nougat, sausages, wine, liquorice root, and beeswax to destinations as far-flung as Russia, England, Germany, and Asia Minor. The influences of various rulers, including the Venetians and the British, are still visible in the island's infrastructure, such as the road system, bridges, sea-walls, and the restoration of churches and mansions. Explore the grandeur of the Loundis family estate and mansion at Sarakina, with its Venetian red walls and green shutters, and witness the beauty of a bygone era.
Zakynthos is also renowned for its musical heritage, particularly the cantades, which are unique songs performed in four-part harmony accompanied by guitar and mandolin. These songs, a fusion of Italian bel canto and Cretan folk style, are a testament to the island's cultural fusion and are often performed in local tavernas, weddings, and family celebrations. Immerse yourself in the melodic rhythms and emotive storytelling of these musical treasures.
For the independent traveler seeking tranquility and unspoiled beauty, the northern coast of Zakynthos is the ideal base. The charming village of Aghios Nikolaos offers a selection of luxurious rental villas, while a vibrant sailing club caters to the expat community. Explore breathtaking white sand beaches framed by towering white limestone cliffs, with fluorescent blue waters lapping at the shore. The world-famous Shipwreck Beach, accessible only by boat, is a photographer's dream and a must-visit destination. Along the coast, strings of blue grottoes add to the enchanting scenery, and seals and turtles can be spotted in the crystal-clear waters. The tranquil beaches, caressed by the swells from Italy, offer a peaceful haven for relaxation and solitude. The Vassilikos peninsula to the south is graced with beautiful countryside and features the exquisite Gerakas Beach, while in the evening you can unwind at chilled beach bars that exude a hip vibe.
For an unforgettable sunset experience, venture to the tiny hilltop hamlet of Kambi, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and behold the breathtaking view as the sun dips below the horizon. From this vantage point, you can admire the islets where sea birds breed and seals bask, immersing yourself in the untouched natural beauty that defines Zakynthos.
Indulge in the epitome of luxury and tranquility by choosing one of our exquisite villa rentals, where comfort and elegance harmonize with the island's captivating landscapes. Our dedicated team is committed to curating a bespoke experience tailored to your desires, whether it's arranging private tours to historical sites, organizing exclusive boat trips to hidden coves, or creating personalized itineraries that showcase the best of Zakynthos.
Escape to the captivating island of Zakynthos, where natural splendor and rich history intertwine to create a truly unforgettable holiday experience. Immerse yourself in the luxury of this idyllic destination, where pristine beaches, ancient villages, and vibrant traditions await your discovery. Let us guide you through the wonders of Zakynthos, where every moment is imbued with opulence and serenity.
Together we can create bespoke experiences that will offer you the opportunity to explore the cultural and cosmopolitan side of Zakynthos.