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Zakynthos Weather, When to Visit Zakynthos And Other Useful Information

USEFUL INFORMATION

Zakynthos Weather, When to Visit Zakynthos And Other Useful Information

Zakynthos Airport

Zakynthos Airport is a modern international airport and every summer about 1.5 million tourists travel with charter flights to and from the island. In Greece there is a frequent air connection with Athens. Dionysios Solomos airport is located 5 km from the city of Zakynthos and is easily accessible from the provencial road Zakynthos-Keriou and Stravopodi street. The passenger service telephone is +30 2695028322. Outside the halls of the airport there is a taxi station. You can get information about the routes from the websites Aegean Air, Sky Express and www.skyscanner.com.

Ferry Boats

The island is connected by ferry to the port of Killini, which is located in Peloponnese. Every day, there are several ferries to and from the island with modern and large vessels. For information, itineraries and online bookings you can visit www.ioniangroup.com. During the summer months, Zakynthos is also connected directly to the island of Kefalonia. That is, from the port of Agios Nikolaos Volimes to the north of the island, a ship sails to the port of Pessada in Kefalonia twice a day. You can find information on www.ionionpelagos.com.

Zakynthos Airport

Zakynthos Airport is a modern international airport and every summer about 1.5 million tourists travel with charter flights to and from the island. In Greece there is a frequent air connection with Athens. Dionysios Solomos airport is located 5 km from the city of Zakynthos and is easily accessible from the provencial road Zakynthos-Keriou and Stravopodi street. The passenger service telephone is +30 2695028322. Outside the halls of the airport there is a taxi station. You can get information about the routes from the websites Aegean Air, Sky Express and www.skyscanner.com.

Ferry Boats

The island is connected by ferry to the port of Killini, which is located in Peloponnese. Every day, there are several ferries to and from the island with modern and large vessels. For information, itineraries and online bookings you can visit www.ioniangroup.com. During the summer months, Zakynthos is also connected directly to the island of Kefalonia. That is, from the port of Agios Nikolaos Volimes to the north of the island, a ship sails to the port of Pessada in Kefalonia twice a day. You can find information on www.ionionpelagos.com.

Buses

There are bus routes to and from Athens, Patras, Thessaloniki all through the year, by the Zakynthos Bus Station. Information can be obtained by calling +30 2695042656 and +30 2695022255 and at www.ktel-zakynthos.gr.

Medical Care

On the island, apart from the State Healthcare Structures and the big Hospital, there are several private medical centers that provide all sorts of medical services. In case of emergency, you can find info on www.vrisko.gr.

Buses

There are bus routes to and from Athens, Patras, Thessaloniki all through the year, by the Zakynthos Bus Station. Information can be obtained by calling +30 2695042656 and +30 2695022255 and at www.ktel-zakynthos.gr.

Medical Care

On the island, apart from the State Healthcare Structures and the big Hospital, there are several private medical centers that provide all sorts of medical services. In case of emergency, you can find info on www.vrisko.gr.

Zakynthos Weather

Zakynthos has a climate with hot summers and mild winters, and with high levels of humidity mostly during the nights. The winter rains are relatively normal, while in summer the only way to escape from the heat are the many beautiful beaches of the island. If you are concerned about the weather on the island, you can visit www.accuweather.com or www.meteo.gr or www.weather.gr.

Currency

Euro is the official currency of the Greek state. In all tourist areas of the island and in the town, there are lots of of exchange bureau for each currency so that the visitor does not face cash problem. There are ATMs where withdrawals can be made, everywhere. Several banks are located in Zakynthos town, while almost all services and goods can be paid by using a credit or debit card.

Zakynthos Weather

Zakynthos has a climate with hot summers and mild winters, and with high levels of humidity mostly during the nights. The winter rains are relatively normal, while in summer the only way to escape from the heat are the many beautiful beaches of the island. If you are concerned about the weather on the island, you can visit www.accuweather.com or www.meteo.gr or www.weather.gr.

Currency

Euro is the official currency of the Greek state. In all tourist areas of the island and in the town, there are lots of of exchange bureau for each currency so that the visitor does not face cash problem. There are ATMs where withdrawals can be made, everywhere. Several banks are located in Zakynthos town, while almost all services and goods can be paid by using a credit or debit card.

FAQ Zakynthos

FAQ Zakynthos

Are Zakynthos and Zante the same place?
Yes, Zakynthos and Zante is the same place. Zakynthos is coming from the Greek name of the island, whereas Zante is its Italian name. Zakynthos is the third largest island in the Ionian Sea, located off the west coast of Greece.
Zakynthos, when to visit?
The summer season in Zakynthos lasts mainly from the beginning of May till the end of October. The busiest months are July and August. We would recommend that it is best to visit Zakynthos in May-June or September-October. You will be able to find better and cheaper accommodation options, the roads and the places of interest will be less busy than in the high season and the weather is most of the days great, sunny but without the high mid-summer temperatures.
How many days should I stay in Zakynthos?
It depends mainly on your travel plans. Generally a week's stay is the perfect duration to explore the whole island and get to the most places of interest. But even if you plan to visit Zakyhthos for less than that, 3-4 days is enough to get to the main sights of the island and discover it's natural beauties.
Island hopping in Zakynthos
Yes, it is possible. A small ferry connects all the Ionian Islands every summer season from May till September. There are three routes per week from Corfu to Zakynthos (departing from Corfu at 6:30 am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and another three routes per week from Zakynthos to Corfu (departing from Zakynthos at 6:30 am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). The ferry stops at Paxi, Ithaca, Lefkada and Kefalonia as well. It carries only passengers and bicycles after arrangement with the crew but not any other type of vehicles.
How to get to Zakynthos?
You may travel to Zakyntos by airplane or ferry.
There are daily flights to Zakynthos from many major European airports during the summer season (May - October). Also there are domestic flights from Athens to Zakynthos daily throught the year.
By ferry you may visit Zakynthos daily from Killini port in Peloponnese (west of the Greek mainland), from Pesada in Kefalonia (twice a day from May to October), or on a island-hopping ferry which departs from Corfu and connects all of the Ionian Islands (usually runs from May to September, 3 times a week).
How to get from Athens to Zakynthos?
You may travel from Athens to Zakynthos by bus or plane.
There are buses every day from Athens (Kifisos bus station) to Zakynthos. The duration together with the ferry from Kilini to Zakynthos is about 5-6 hours. Please check the relevant information provided in the Bus section above.
There also daily flights from Athens International airport to Zakynthos airport throught the year. In the summer season there might be as many as 3-4 flights daily. More information is available in the Zakynthos Airport section above.
If you are travelling from Santorini or Mykonos to Zakynthos, you will have to first get to Athens and then either fly to Zakynthos from Athens airport or take the bus to Zakynthos from Athens Kifisos bus station.
What to do in Zakynthos?
Ok, everyone will tell you to visit Shipwreck beach, Blue Caves and Marathonisi (the sea turtles area). This is probably where you should start from but Zakynthos has to offer much more than that. On our website you will find many experiences and tours that will help you visit most of the important sites around the island. Some of the things we would highly recommend are: a boat trip to Marathonisi and Keri caves, a boat trip to Shipwreck beach and the Blue Caves, hiring a car for 2-3 days to see visit the beaches at Vasilikos area to the south of the island, the mountainous villages on the western and northern part of Zakynthos, watch the island's best sunset at Kampi or Keri, take an evening stroll in Zakynthos town and more. You may find more inspiration by visiting the Zakynthos Guide page on our website or sending us an email through the Contact page and ask for any type of advice or information.
Where to stay in Zakynthos?
Zakynthos offers a wide variety of accommodation options that will satisfy every need and budget from all inclusive, budget hotels and family-run apartments to luxury villas and five-star, award winning hotels. Most of them are located within or near some of the popular resorts of the island. Depending on your travel needs and preferences you will definitely be able to find an ideal option for you. As a general rule, we could suggest that if you are travelling as a couple you should look for accommodation in Keri, Tsilivi, Vasilikos and Alykes. If you are with your family, you could try Tsilivi, Keri and Vasilikos too, as well as Kalamaki and Argasi. For groups of friends we would suggest Laganas, of course, but also Tsilivi. If you are planning to stay Zakynthos for 1-3 days, you should look up for places in Zakynthos town since it will be easier to organise and start your journeys and tours from the island's capital while having great eating out options within a walking distance from your accommodation.