Start Your Search

    • 16+ years
    • 12-15 years
    • 2-11 years
    • 0-23 months

Zakynthos Holidays | Zakynthos Holiday Deals

Zakynthos

Cheap Zakynthos holidays

Zakynthos lost much of its centuries-old Venetian architecture to an earthquake in 1953, but Zakynthos Town retains a distinctly Italian feel, with porticoed streets, a spacious central piazza and a scattering of elegant old buildings.

Perched on a hill above the town, a ruined and still forbidding Venetian castle dominates the mainland and overlooks the Gulf of Corinth.

Zakynthos’s hilly hinterland can be explored on a rented car, the perfect solution for a tour of the major resorts that certainly doesn´t fail to entertain the traveller.

Like most Greek holiday resorts, Zakynthos really comes to life between May, when the first charter flights arrive, and October, when the last bunch of holidaymakers takes off. From October until April, almost every hotel and nightspot on the island closes, and the resorts hibernate.

Make the most of your summer in Zakynthos with the easy going, laid back beach life by day and party by night.

Considering that the island is relatively small, Zakynthos features a surprisingly large amount of stunning beaches, which makes it easy to understand why thousands of holidaymakers flock every year to this corner of paradise.

The island is bathed by emerald crystal water that gently laps onto its shore, boasting an array of golden sandy beaches, secluded bays or picturesque coves.

The most-coveted beach resorts are located on the north-eastern and southern part of the island, down Laganas gulf, one of the most cosmopolitan and tourist developed area of Zakynthos.

On the west side, an abundance of dramatic cliffs and marine grottoes creates a breathtaking backdrop of unspoiled nature and hillside walks.

The Venetians, who owned it for 600 years, called it "the Flower of the East". Zakynthos is still one of the lushest and most-loved Greek islands, with green hillsides covered with flowers in spring and early summer, cliffs dropping to dazzling turquoise waters, and some of the country´s best beaches.

Along with its natural beauties, it is claimed to be the sunniest among the island of the Ionian Sea, matching its natural beauties with a sizzling nightlife.

The great majority of Zakynthos´visitors are particularly attracted by the vast selection of dazzling beaches that the island has to offer. The Flower of the East though, manages to keep the holidaymakers entertained with a lot more options, ranging from museums to architectural beauties or ancient ruins.

Covered by lush Mediterranean vegetation, the area that stretches along the southern coast from the promontory of Marathia’s Cape to the beach of Gerakas, has been designated as a National Marine Park, housing many engendered species and several walking trails.

Greeks understand good food and they truly take their time to appreciate it. You could say eating is a national pastime in Greece, boasting a hearty array of traditional dishes made of the healthiest ingredients. On a Greek table you will easily find some tzatziki, fresh catch seafood, meat, and of course, olive and cheese.

Zakynthos is certainly not short of cheerful, affordable and family-run dining options, especially in the most-coveted holiday resorts such as Zakynthos Town, Laganas or Tsivili, where you will be able to sample traditional delicacies or opt for an international eatery.

Just like night spots, restaurants and tavernas in the island’s resorts may be open for a couple of seasons, then vanish when the lease runs out or when they fail to make a profit.

Turning into life over the summer season, Zakynthos is more about ice-cream parlors and iced-coffees than proper cafeterias, although the hearty Greek are very fond of strong, black coffee in the "Italian way".

Breakfast spots pop-up everywhere throughout the island, offering, along with delicacies belonging to the Greek diet, no shortage of options for those who crave a more international first meal of the day.

Laganas is the raucous epicentre of Zakynthos’ nightlife, that, with more than 50 clubs, music bars and pubs, rocks until dawn from May until September. The other resorts, especially Argassi, have plentiful to offer too, having developed around tourism in the last fifty years.

You can decide to have a colourful cocktail on the seaside or opt for an animated night out at one of the many options that the island´s club scene features: Zakynthos´nightlife is vibrant and comprehensive, catering for the numerous party animals that fill the holiday resorts.

Shops and roadside stalls offer the visitor plenty of opportunities to buy cheap and colourful beachwear, designer knock-offs and conventional souvenirs as well as local produce.

The main shopping street in Zakynthos Town is Odos Alexandras, two blocks back from the harbour esplanade, which has a great abundance of shops selling leatherwear and gold and silver jewelry, all of which are handmade and well designed.

Elsewhere, the shopping streets in the resorts concentrate on souvenirs and beachwear or toys and other essential holiday equipment such as sunblock, dive masks or snorkels. Ceramic workshops are also very popular among tourists, offering numerous gift ideas and fine pottery.

 

Information & Facts

Activities


Climate


Eating Out


Getting Around


Kids Attractions


Language


Money


Negatives


Night Life


Restaurants


Shopping


Sightseeing


Time


The Poseidon Beach Hotel enjoys a prime location right on the wide sandy beach in the lively resort of Laganas, about 500 m from the resort centre. Situated in lush gardens, this friendly 3 Star hotel is beautifully decorated and perfect for couples and..
Prokopis Studios is located only 2 kilometres away from the most popular resort on Zakynthos, Lagana. Prokopis Studios offers comfortable studios and apartments, all of which are set in attractive garden and is ideal for families and couples looking for..
Prokopis Studios is a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the sun on a well deserved holiday with family or friends.The apartments are 2 kilometres away from the popular resort of Lagana on Zakynthos Island. This resort is renowned for its long sandy beach-..
This delightful hotel enjoys a great location in Laganas. Guests will find themselves in close proximity to the heart of the town- and within easy access of the number of attractions that the area has to offer. Guests can enjoy a host of activities nearby-..
Sandy Maria Hotel is located in beautiful resort of Tsilivi. Amid well-kept gardens and natural environment you can spend a relaxing and memorable holiday. The resort center and as well the beautiful sandy beach are close to the complex and of course..
The Sandy Maria Hotel is located in the attractive peaceful village of Tsivili on the island of Zante. This comfortably furnished hotel offers good value for money from which to enjoy a typically Greek island holiday, lazing on the sandy beach and soaking..
The Savvas Studio Apartments are in the resort of Laganas- on the beautiful Greek Island of Zakynthos (Zante). Laganas is Zante's most liveliest resort with many restaurants- bars and a few discos to make your stay very enjoyable. Savvas Studios lend..
The hotel is situated amidst the pine tree-covered hills of Vassilikos and a close distance from the sandy beach of Kaminia. The tourist centre and vibrant nightlife of Argassi is 5 minutes away by car and Zakinthos is a 10-minute drive away. The air-conditioned..
The hotel is a 20-year-old family business situated in a quiet environment amidst colourful gardens. Its friendly and relaxing atmosphere as well as the short distance from the beach and the centre of Kalamaki makes it ideal for a relaxing holiday. There..
Set amid lovely lush gardens- this magnificent hotel is perfectly situated close to the white sandy beach of Kalamaki in Zakynthos island.Thanks to recent complete renovation- the hotel is thoroughly up-to-date- but it has actually been established for..