Best towns to stay in Zakynthos
Zakynthos Town is nestled on the east coast and just 10 minutes from the airport which means no long transfer times when you land on this picturesque island. The capital is a great place to stay if you wish to explore local history or use it as a base to explore the island which is just 123 kilometres in length and 20 kilometres wide.
The historic town is sprinkled with shops, cafes, bars and tavernas, and there’s low key nightlife with DJ’s and live music. Beautiful beaches are walking distance or a short bus ride away, or if you wish to venture further afield, hire a car to discover quieter villages and secluded paradise beaches to the north, or jump on a ferry to Kilini on the Greek Mainland or the neighbouring island of Kefalonia. Hotels in Zakynthos Town suit all needs and budgets with a selection of apartments, suites and luxury hotels with swimming pools.
>> Hotels and places to stay in Zakynthos Town
Laganas on the south coast is the most popular resort on Zakynthos with groups of friends and young couples. Located 15 minutes south of Zakynthos Town and 10 minutes from the airport, this bustling resort is home to unspoilt beaches, souvenir shops and myriad nightclubs set around The Strip.
Laganas is also famous for its afterparties which last until the early hours and party boat trips with drinks and dancing! If you need a place to stay in Laganas, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a choice of hotels, studios and apartments to suit all budgets.
>> Hotels and places to stay in Laganas
Just 15 minutes north of the airport on the east coast of Zakynthos is Tsilivi with its Blue Flag golden sandy beach and crystal-clear waters. This resort is popular with families, couples and friends, offering a range of water sport activities, several beach bars and boat rides to Smugglers Cove and the Blue Caves. There’s a fun water park to keep children entertained and a variety of tavernas and grill restaurants featuring traditional dancing and live music.
The nightlife may be quieter than Laganas, but there are still several bars which host quiz and karaoke nights and a handful of nightclubs. Accommodations in Tsilivi cater to all tastes with studios, apartments, seafront hotels and luxury villas if you are travelling in a group.
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Vasilikos is a popular destination on Zakynthos on the southern peninsula of the island less than half an hour’s drive from the airport and Zakynthos Town. This peaceful resort is flanked by mountains, lush greenery, olive groves and quaint villages, making this a great area to stay for nature lovers and those who wish to immerse themselves in Greek island living.
You can spend leisurely days sun worshipping on idyllic sandy beaches or view the island from a different perspective on a boat trip. There’s a selection of luxury hotels, apartments and studios which cater to all budgets. It’s the perfect resort for couples and families who want to relax, unwind and enjoy Zante’s unspoilt natural beauty.
>> Hotels and places to stay in Vasilikos
The resort of Kalamaki is just 5 minutes from Zante Airport, meaning less time travelling and more time having fun in the resort! It’s a popular resort with nature lovers, couples and families as it’s home to endangered Loggerhead Turtles and part of the National Maritime Park of Zakynthos. You can find a small selection of shops, bars and tavernas and long stretches of beach with parasols and sunbeds and apartments and hotels in Kalamaki are a short walk to the beach and amenities of the resort.
>> Hotels and places to stay in Kalamaki
The charming village of Kerion, or Keri as it’s also known, is the perfect place to stay for a romantic holiday. It sits just half an hour from the airport on the south west coast of Zakynthos. A popular area for agriculture, it’s famous for its olive oil and regional wines. During the day you can take a boat trip to the mystical sea caves and some of the best beaches on the island, and on warm summer evenings dine alfresco in a pretty taverna as the sun sets over the deep blue Ionian Sea. Kerion has a selection of Adults Only hotels, villas and apartments with incredible views across to the lighthouse and outlying islands.
>> Hotels and places to stay in Kerion