Zakynthos, Greece

In the middle of the Ionic Sea is the charming paradise of Zakynthos. Turquoise waters, breathtaking panoramic views and a delightful cuisine offer all the Mediterranean ingredients for an unforgettable and relaxing holiday!

Looking for the most beautiful beaches in Greece? Fly to Zakynthos! Here you will find snow-white sandy beaches that disappear into clear turquoise waters. So it is not surprising that Zakynthos boasts the most photographed beach in Greece: Navagio, which is surrounded by high limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat. An iconic feature of the beach is the wreck of the Panagiotis, a ship that stranded here during a storm more than 30 years ago. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your trip, then check out our selection of top sights of Zakynthos right away!

When are you flying to Zakynthos?

From May to October, Zakynthos is a fantastic destination for a beach holiday. Spring is recommended for nature lovers. The Venetians, who ruled over Zakynthos for 300 years, affectionately called the island ‘Fior di Levante’ (Flower of the East). That’s because this tropical island is home to more than 7,000 species of flowers! When visiting Zakynthos, you absolutely must visit the Keri. This famous lighthouse offers phenomenal views of the island, especially at sunset!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

The airport of Zakynthos is located about 4 km from the centre of its capital Zakynthos city. The only form of transport to/from the airport is by taxi.
  • Taxi

    There are taxis at the taxi ranks outside the airport. It takes about 10 minutes to get to Zakynthos city by taxi. 

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere on Zakynthos:
  • Bus

    On Zakynthos, it is convenient to travel by bus. From Zakynthos city, you can get almost anywhere on the island. You can buy your tickets from the bus driver.
  • Taxi

    The main taxi rank is located near the central square of Zakynthos city, Solomos Square. You can also hail a taxi on the street. The local taxis transport a maximum of four people.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.  

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
On Zakynthos, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Zakynthos is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Zakynthos lasts approximately 4 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.