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Introduction

Zakynthos

Zakynthos

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Zakynthos or Zante is beautifull island in the western part of Greece in a complex of islands called Eptanisa in the Ionian Sea. Zakynthos has been occupied by many countries until it became a part of Greece in 1864. The island is an important cradle of Greek civilization and is significantly bonded to Greece modern history. Zakynthos is divided in 5 municipalities and has a population of around 40,000 residents.

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Cities/towns

  • Zakynthos town
  • Laganas
  • Kalamaki
  • Argasi
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Vasillikos
  • Keri
  • Tsilivi
  • Alykes/Alykanes

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Sights and activities

Zakynthos island is full of modern and medieval sights for you to visit. In the main city you can see the well known Italian architecture in many buildings that compose a wonderful historic background. Must-see sights are:

  • The aristocratic city square in Zakynthos
  • The Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos
  • The Venetian Fort of Zakynthos
  • The blue cave combined with wonderful blue sea waters
  • The Navagio Beach - a breathtaking beach only accessible by boat with a shipwreck in the beach
Zakynthos, Navaggio

Zakynthos, Navaggio

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Weather

Zakynthos has a typical Mediterranean climate with generally hot and dry summers from June to September and mild but wet winters from December to March. Temperatures are mostly around 30 °C during the day and around 20 °C at night in summer. Winters see days of 10-15 °C during the day and just a little less at night. Most of the rain falls from November to April.

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Getting There

By Plane

Zakynthos International Airport, "Dionysios Solomos" (ZTH) is situated near the city and has regular flights especially in summer time from the United Kingom and Germany. Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways have most flights, including destinations like Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Dublin, Newcastle, Belfast and Manchester. Air Berlin serves the German cities of Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Nuremberg, and Zürich as well. Other destinations with a dozen or so of airlines are Amsterdam, Warsaw, Vienna, Bern and Belgrade.
Athens and Thessaloniki have regular connections as well.

By Boat

Zakynthos port is situated in the city of Zakynthos and is connected to Patras port - one of the biggest ports in Greece. Furthermore, there are ferries to Kyllini and and Kefalonia.

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Sleep

There is a wide variety of hotels on Zakynthos. From budget to top luxurious hotels ready to satisfy every visitors' needs.

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Diana Hotel Zante2 Mitropoleos Street,Saint Marcus Square, ZakynthoHotel-
Diana Palace HotelArgassi, ZakynthosHotel-
Filoxenia Hotel - ZanteTsilivi, ZakynthosHotel-
Lazaros Hotel ApartmentsTsilivi, 77 ZakynthosHotel-
Mavrikos Hotel - ZanteTsilivi, Zakynthos, P.O.Box:122Hotel-
Meandros HotelKalamaki, ZantheHotel-
Metaxa HotelKalamaki, ZantheHotel-
Palatino Hotel10 Kolokotroni & Koliva str.Hotel-
Phoenix Hotel Zakynthos2 D.Solomou Square, ZakynthosHotel-
Seaside ApartmentsKeri Beach - ZakyntosApartment91
Sofias HotelKalamakiHotel-
Stella Studios400 Laganas Main Rd, Laganas ZanteHotel-
Strada Marina Hotel14-16, K. Lombardou Str.Hotel-
Yria Celia ApartmentsXirokastelo Vasilikou, ZakynthosHotel-
Village Inn400 Laganas Main Rd LaganasHotel85
Yria Hotel14 Lomvardou K. Street Ionian IslandsHotel-
Kavos Psarou Studios ApartmentsKavos - Psarou Beach Meso Gerakari - ZakynthosHostel94
Hotel BalconyAkrotiri - Tsilivi beachHotel96
Leftakis ApartmentsAlikanas Zakynthos ZakynthosApartment96
Maistrali HotelTragakionApartment-
Ionis Hotel- ZanteZakynthosHotel-
Katerina RoomsMeso Gerakari PsarouHotel-
Caravel HotelPlanos Tsilivi, ZakynthosHOTEL-
Kozakos Studios and ApartmentsLaganaAPARTMENT-
Lofos KeriKeri LakeAPARTMENT-
Hotel PapillonArgassiHOTEL-
Herodotos StudiosKeri LakeAPARTMENT88
Villa Phoenix Apartments & StudiosLimni Keri (Keri Beach)APARTMENT-
Pettas Apartments2 Sn. Athanasiou Str.APARTMENT-
Pantheon HotelTsiliviHotel-
Therianos VillasKallitheaAPARTMENT-
Turtle Beach HotelAgio SostisHOTEL-
Plessas Palace HotelAlykanasHOTEL-
Mariana Hotel721 Hotel Mariana LaganasHOTEL72
Ifos StudiosLimni KeriApartment-
Limneon VillasLimni KeriAPARTMENT-
Stefanos StudiosLimni KeriAPARTMENT-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Post

Hellenic Post is the Greek postal service. On their website you find more information about options to send letters, postcards and parcels and there is a search function regarding post offices and post boxes. It also has information on services like paying bills, transferring money, financial products etc. Greek post codes are five digits long and are usually written as follows; 123 45.
The first three digits are used to identify the city, municipality or prefecture, for example the digits between 100 and 180 relate to the city of Athens. The last two digits identify a street or part of a street. Most post offices are open Monday to Friday from 07:30-14:00, although the largers ones usually have longer opening hours.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 37.782687
  • Longitude: 20.897387

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