Golden sands and sea turtles
Holidays in Zakynthos take you to a beautiful island which is fast becoming one of Greece’s top holiday hotspots. Also known as Zante, it’s located in the Ioanian Sea and is one of the Peloponnese islands. It’s ideal for families, with purpose built towns as well as historic villages where you can immerse yourself in the history of the area. Couples will find plenty to keep them entertained as well, with excursions and some excellent restaurants to try.
If you’re feeling active, there are plenty of opportunities to explore. The whole island is covered with forests full of pretty flowers, olive groves, and rolling hillsides, which lead down to the golden sandy beaches. Families can find large stretches of sands with watersports available, as well as lively restaurants where you can enjoy traditional cuisine and child friendly menus. Alternatively, explore the coastline by boat, on foot, bike, or by car, and discover little coves, sea caves, and rugged cliffs.
Luxury holidays in Zakynthos bring you natural beauty combined with an interesting history. Upmarket resorts like Tragaki and Tsilivi have something for both couples and families, including bars, restaurants, mini golf, water parks, and lots more. Head into the capital, Zante Town, where you can enjoy exquisite restaurants and bars which centre around the harbour, and a cosmopolitan crowd drawn by the luxury yachts and museums, art galleries, and boutiques.
When it comes to choosing the right hotel for your luxury holidays in Zakynthos, speak to one of our Trusted Advisers who will get to know you before recommending one of our carefully selected properties. Zante Maris Suites is a couples only hotel with elegant design, excellent restaurants, and spectacular swimming pools. Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort offers spectacular views, while Porto Zante Villas & Spa is ideal for those travelling with children.
Flight time from the UK to Zakynthos is around 3 hours 30 minutes.
Zakynthos is very much a summer destination, with temperatures starting to climb around Easter time. May and June are pleasantly warm, and by July you can expect the mercury to nudge 30 degrees. Being an island, you can often expect a sea breeze or two - a welcome break from the midsummer heat.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.