Any area of the island of Zakynthos has unique characteristics, but they all share a natural beauty and culture that is unique to this island. It is important to understand what the different areas of Zakynthos have to offer, so you can figure out which one is right for you.
Once you have booked your flight you will have to choose where to stay in Zakynthos: let’s see below area by area the pros and cons of choosing an accommodation in one place rather than another.
Positioned on the east coast of the island, the city of Zakynthos, the capital of the island, is in an excellent position for connections with mainland Greece: in fact, every day ships leave for Kilini. Some tourists choose to spend the night here in the city. Zakynthos town does not offer many beaches for bathing, but has a very central location, so you can move, with a rental car, to the north and south in search of beautiful beaches.
Sleeping in the city will make you live an authentic Greek experience: taverns, cafes, bars and stores are frequented by tourists but also by locals, and get in touch with the inhabitants of the city, you will get in touch with the true essence of Zakynthos.
Located one kilometer from the center of Zakynthos Town. Featuring a swimming pool with a solarium, accommodations are in private rooms or suites. Morning buffet breakfasts are both Greek and continental.
A 10-minute walk from the beach, it’s a family-run hotel that also caters to families with children. A continental breakfast is served, and affordable dinners are offered at the hotel-owned taverna a few meters away.
The area between Argassi and Gerekas is considered the southern part of the island. Here the Mediterranean vegetation dominates, while sandy beaches and beautiful natural sceneries will certainly amaze you. Sleeping in the south of Zakynthos usually means choosing studios, apartments or rooms to let, in typical Greek family-run structures.
Accommodations are simple, but authentic, while the only luxury structures are located in Argassi. For nature lovers, don’t miss the beaches of Gerekas, Dafne and Agios Nikolaos.
Particular rustic accommodation, which is surrounded by greenery, with private garden and sea view. There is a small path that leads directly to the beach. The property can accommodate up to 5 people: ideal for those looking for intimacy.
This area is populated by many villages and resorts, which alternate with stretches of unspoiled coastline. The area stretches from Kalamaki to Laganas, beaches that are certainly heavily traveled by tourists.
The comforts you have in these resorts are many: it is an area, with its facilities, which is also suitable for the stay of families with children. The region is also frequented by young travelers, because there are many clubs ready to entertain you during the summer nights.
In high season, the beaches during the day are crowded, as well as the clubs in the evening. Choose to sleep in this region if you love to be in company and want to meet and have fun with other tourists!
This hotel, in Kalamaki, is located right on the sea. It has a restaurant with typical Greek cuisine and two bars, one of which is by the pool. The rooms are air-conditioned, with mini-bar, private balcony and satellite TV.
This region is certainly less beaten by tourists than the area of Kalamaki and Laganas, and is oriented to a type of vacation aimed at relaxation. The facilities here are ideal for couples in the mood for intimacy and romance, or for families who want to enjoy their vacation in complete tranquility.
The resorts here offer all the services and conveniences you will need, but without the hustle and bustle of the hotels in Laganas or Kalamaki. This part of the island manages to maintain its own authenticity, you can relax at a beach bar or tavern, where you can dine and drink by the sea.
Family-run, this seaside hotel offers rooms with views. Breakfast is included in the price. Full board is also available, with typical Greek cuisine. It is 3 minutes from restaurants and stores.
A 4-star resort that offers excellent services, such as sports and entertainment activities, with an all-inclusive formula for meals and drinks. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. The animation team will know how to entertain all the guests of the structure, both big and small.
This area of the island is certainly the least contaminated by tourism. The beauty of nature looms before the eyes, with cliffs overlooking the sea, clear waters, caves and beaches. Here you will also find the famous Wreck Beach, which can be reached by boat.
To discover the most beautiful part of the coast of Zakynthos means to explore it with short boat trips. Don’t miss for example the caves of Keri. This area definitely suits those looking for a slightly more adventurous and active vacation, and there are not many accommodations to be found in this region. In order to explore the area, it is essential to get a rental car.
The property consists of a two-bedroom apartment, surrounded by greenery and tranquility. It is a good base to discover one of the wildest parts of the island. It is located in the village of Agios Leon. Dine at least once at the on-site restaurant, the traditional foods are great!