Destination guide

The beachside setting of Zakynthos is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Zakynthos. Well known for its water skiing, golfing and cocktail bars, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Zakynthos

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Zakynthos a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zante Water Village (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • St. Nicholas Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Alykanas Beach (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Arkoudi Beach (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Glyfa Beach (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Thines Beach (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Zakynthos

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Zakynthos

Travelers enjoy Zakynthos for its island views and seaside. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Zakynthos is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Akrotiri Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Argassi Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Tsilivi Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Kalamaki Beach (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Gaidaros Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Amboula Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)

Transportation options to and around Zakynthos

Fly into Zakynthos (ZTH-Zakynthos Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Argostolion (EFL-Kefalonia Island Intl.), which is 31.7 mi (51 km) away.

Where to stay around Zakynthos?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,731 holiday lettings near Zakynthos. From 893 Villas to 298 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Zakynthos is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Zakynthos?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Zakynthos. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Marathias: 701 holiday homes
  • Karavomylos: 467 holiday homes
  • Greece Mainland: 12,305 holiday homes
  • Peloponnese Region: 2,035 holiday homes
  • Elios Proni: 954 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Zakynthos! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Zakynthos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Zakynthos with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Marathias: 701 holiday lettings
  • Karavomylos: 467 holiday lettings
  • Elios Proni: 954 holiday lettings
  • Pineios: 83 holiday lettings
  • Livathou: 1,084 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Zakynthos?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Zakynthos are:

  • Dionysios Solomos Airport (ZTH): 1,220 self catering accommodations
  • Andravida Airport (PYR): 100 self catering accommodations
  • Kefallinia Airport (EFL): 1,348 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Zakynthos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Zakynthos. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lepeda Beach: 1,133 holiday rentals
  • Kalamaki Beach: 1,229 holiday rentals
  • Svoronata Marina: 1,370 holiday rentals
  • Thines Beach: 543 holiday rentals
  • FZ Go Kart: 1,232 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zakynthos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.