Get your Mamma Mia on with a luxury Greek getaway you’ll never forget in Zakynthos. Often referred to as Zante (or even Zacinto), this destination is one-of-a-kind as it offers a little bit of everything from island party scenes and towns packed with historical highlights to world-class foodie joints and brilliant beaches you could lounge on forever.
With a mild climate all-year-around, sun and sea worshippers are really going to love this island retreat as there are a number of golden shores to choose from. Whether you prefer rocky, pebble or sandy stretches, there’s bound to be a beach for you, with almost all offering fabulous amenities like beach clubs, waterfront eateries and loungers. One of Greece’s most photographed bays, Navagio is found on Zakynthos, so if you don’t make it to any of the others, make sure you go there!
Need to make up for all that seaside lounging with an all-night party? The island’s south coast is a must, particularly Laganas which is the island’s answer to Ibiza. These little pockets are packed with excellent after dark destination from pubs to clubs, where you can dance the evening away and enjoy a fun night out with friends.
If scenes of party mayhem aren’t your thing, then we recommend sticking to the North and West sides of the island, which are unspoilt and scenic. Home to the world-famous endangered loggerhead turtles on Gerakas Beach, these remoter Zakynthos regions are a blissful escape where all you have to put up with is the soft swish of waves on the sand and the breeze in the palms. Particularly recommended are Keri and Limni Keriou in the southwest and Agios Nikolaos and Cape Skinari in the north.
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
Rent a car as its easier to access the most peaceful and secluded beaches, and public transport on the island is patchy a best
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +2
- Currency: EUR
Flying time to destination:
3-hours and 30-minutes from London
- Instagram Opportunity: Navagio
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 11°c||Feb: 11°c||Mar: 13°c|
|Apr: 15°c||May: 19°c||Jun: 23°c|
|Jul: 26°c||Aug: 26°c||Sep: 24°c|
|Oct: 20°c||Nov: 16°c||Dec: 13°c|