Villa holidays in Zakynthos(or Zante) are your gateway to one of Greece’s beauty hot-spots, with lush greenery and a stunning shoreline of sandy beaches and rugged cliffs all at your disposal. The west of the island is the place to go for hidden coves and to witness some of the best sunsets anywhere in the Mediterranean, whereas the known holiday resorts can be found along the south and east coastlines – perfect for lazing on fine sand beaches or enjoying fresh fish at local tavernas. Everything you can wish for is right on the doorstep of our villas in Zakynthos.
The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known by its Italian name Zante, offers its guests plenty of reasons to come back again and again. The picture-perfect coastline is only the start when it comes to our Zante villa holidays. There are also charming villages set back in the hills if you want the authentic Greek experience and the Zakynthos townitself that doesn’t hold back from delivering the bustle of bars and restaurants for the fast-paced getaway.
Beaches in Zakynthos
Explore the sandy beaches barefoot, then end the day gazing out at the gorgeous sea from the comfort of our Zante villas to rent. Bright white sand and tempting turquoise waters backed by rugged cliff faces make the beaches in Zakynthos some of the best in all of the Greek Islands. Most resort beaches to the east and southern coastlines offer tavernas and water sports facilities, whereas the wild west coast is home to more natural and rockier beaches and hidden coves. ‘Smuggler’s Cove’ or ‘Shipwreck Beach’ is Zakynthos’ most iconic beach which can be accessed via a boat trip.
Nightlife in Zakynthos
Our villas to rent in Zakynthosare located in many family-friendly resorts which offer a variety of restaurants and bars. Whether you want an easy-going evening or a more upbeat tempo, you’ll be greeted by seafront bars, live music and authentic Greek dancing for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Food and Drink in Zakynthos
Take a trip to the markets in Zakynthos Town to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables for your Zante villa, which is equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday.Like all the Greek Islands, Zakynthos cuisine consists mainly of fresh seafood, meat dishes and vegetables. One speciality dish is ‘Spetsofai’ – a rabbit stuffed with creamy cheese and herbs which can be sampled in most tavernas on the island.
History and Culture in Zakynthos
Much of Zakynthos’ shoreline is protected from mass tourism to preserve the famous Loggerhead turtles which come here to nest. There are many boat excursions on offer to try and catch a glimpse of the beautiful creatures. Book one of our villas in Zakynthosfor July or August if you want to see them up close. History-lovers will adore a trip to Zakynthos Town, where Venetian-inspired architecture dominates the streets.
Facts about Zakynthos
Currency: Euro €
Flight Time: 3hrs
Time Difference: +2hrs
Capital City: Zakynthos Town
Nearest Airport: Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH)