Zakynthos Greece’s greenest and cosmopolitan island is famous for its beautiful coastline, picturesque villages and scenic countryside. Zakynthos (or Zante) is one of the most favorite destinations in Greece and the Greek Islands and attracts hundreds thousands of tourists annually. It is a very beautiful island, part of the Ionian Islands and has a lot of verdant vegetation, amazing beaches, superb venetian architecture, picturesque villages, lively nightlife and a great cosmopolitan way of life. Zakynthos is very green. Its hot and dry summers along with winter rain create lush vegetation which is dominated by over 2 million olive trees.
Zakynthos Airport: Flying to Zakynthos, for most Europeans, is an easy flight lasting less than 3 hours. Zakynthos’ International airport (Dionysios Solomos) is located on the edge of Zakynthos (Zante) town, it is modern and compact. During the summer months (May to October) there are regular charter flights from most European countries to Zakynthos. Domestic flights (from Athens) operate all year round.
Zakynthos Port: Zakynthos’ port is within the town of Zakynthos (Zante). Ferries from Greek mainland (Kyllini) offer a regular service. Zakynthos port is also a popular stop for visiting cruise ships.
Driving to Zakynthos: If you wish to drive to Zakynthos, the regular ferries from Greek mainland to Zakynthos make the trip quite easy. The roads of Zakynthos are generally in good condition, even if unavoidably steep and twisting in some locations. Renting a car on Zakynthos is the most flexible way of exploring. The roads, although often narrow, are easy to drive. As well as renting a car though, you can also consider taking a bus or use a local taxi. Do not forget that you can rent a motor boat – and no license is required! Renting a boat will be the experience of your Zakynthos holiday.