Zakynthos Sightseeing

How to get to Zakynthos?

The Zakynthos is not hard to reach, as you can approach the island either via ferry or plane.


From Killini 
Zakynthos can be reached from the port of Killini on Peloponnese. The crossing lasts approximately 60-90 minutes. During summer, visitors can also travel between Zakynthos and Kefalonia. Ferries depart from Agios Nikolaos and Pesada respectively. There are two daily routes, and the average time it takes to get from one island to the other is one hour and a half.


From Athens & abroad
Zakynthos Airport is an international airport that connects the island with the International Airport of Athens. As the island is a famous summer destination, its airport receives flights from different countries, including Italy, Poland, Germany, UK, etc.. The airport is located just 3 km from the Town and you can reach it by car, bus, or taxi.


You will find below our selection of the best hotels on Zakynthos island but also the best locations for your stay!

On a quick note, we recommend you start your research for your hotel in the areas of the Town, in Tsilivi, and Vassilikos.

Zakynthos beaches

Navagio ( Shipwreck Beach):

On the northwestern side of Zakynthos island the cove of Navagio is the top seashore of Zakynthos Island, showcasing an idyllic setting with jaw-dropping waters, thin white sand, surrounding rocks, and a fascinating old shipwreck.

Zakynthos Gerakas beach

Gerakas Beach in Zakynthos: Gerakas Beach, spotted in the settlement of Vasilikos in southeastern Zakynthos, is a lengthy seashore that showcases a gorgeous sand-filled coast, ideal for sunbathing lovers! Praised for its natural beauty, Gerakas has clear, shallow waters, making it perfect for family trips, whereas it is also a lying place for the endangered Caretta-Caretta loggerhead turtle! On top of that, it is a popular spot for picture-taking due to its shape and lushly-vegetated background!

Zakynthos Banana beach

Banana Beach in Zakynthos: A gorgeous, lengthy strip of fine golden sand, Banana Beach is the largest seashore of Zakynthos Island. Boasting turquoise waters and a soft, wide-area shore, Banana is a prime destination for everyone wanting to sunbathe, take a dive in the waters, or simply relax by the beach! Plus, its gradually deepening seabed makes it a fantastic choice for families with children!

Zakynthos Agios Sostis beach (Cameo Island)

Agios Sostis Beach in Zakynthos: Spotted in between the beachside resorts of Laganas and Porto Koukla, Agios Sostis Beach is a picturesque seashore due to its fantastic large rocks, nearby cave formations, uninterrupted views over Cameo Island. It hosts a sandy seashore and clear, shallow waters, making it an ideal spot for families with young children.

Zakynthos Xigia Sulfur Beach

Xigia Sulfur Beach in Zakynthos: The northernmost cove in the area of Xigia, Xigia Sulfur is a cosmopolitan beach destination. A mixture of smooth, white pebbles and golden sand, the seashore of Xigia Sulfur is known as a natural sulfur spa, due to it being vastly present in the sea waters! Its transparent, turquoise waters are a sight to behold, either from inside the deep sea or outside!

Zakynthos Limnionas beach

Porto Limnionas Beach in Zakynthos: The majestic cove of Porto Limnionas is a unique seaside formation near the village of Agios Leon. This fjord-like bay hosts large rocks that you can use to dive into the clear waters and witness the jaw-dropping colors of the Ionian Sea! It is more than an ideal destination for snorkeling exhibitions, and its gorgeous greenery surroundings make it a sight to behold.

Zakynthos Blue Caves

Blue Caves in Zakynthos: The land of Zakynthos is quite mountainous, and just like the rest of the Ionian Islands, there are a number of fertile valleys and green plains that depict superb landscapes on the island. The island's coasts are vast as well as craggy and rocky on the north. The beauty of this area gives a great boost to the tour industry, to the point of becoming an extremely popular destination.!


Zakynthos Sights

Zakynthos Agios Dionysios Church

The church of Agios Dionysios in Zakynthos: The church of Agios (Saint) Dionysios is located in Zakynthos Town. The church is a three-aisled basilica and Corinthian columns support its roof. Outside the church, the 40-meter tall bell tower that is the signature landmark of the port will catch your attention. Experts have noticed similarities in the structure of this church and the Basilica of Saint Mark in Venice. The church is part of the building complex of the monastery of Agios Dionysios.

Zakynthos Venetian Castle

The Venetian Castle of Zakynthos: On the hill of Bohali above Zakynthos Town stands the Venetian Castle. As excavations have shown, this castle was constructed on the site of the ancient acropolis of the island.

Zakynthos Solomos Museum

The Museum of Solomos and Other Eminent People of Zakynthos: The Museum of Dionysios Solomos and Other Eminent People of Zakynthos is housed at the square of Saint Mark, Zakynthos Town. On the ground floor of the museum is the mausoleum which hosts the bones of the National Greek Poet,  Dionysios Solomos , since 1968, as well as the bones of poet Andreas Kalvos and his wife.

Zakynthos Monastery of Anafonitria

The Monastery of Panagia Anafonitria in Zakynthos: The Holy Monastery of Theotokos (Panagia) Anafonitria, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is a Byzantine monument with impressive architecture. It was founded in the middle of the 15th century, during the Venetian occupation of the island. In this monastery, Agios Dionysios, the saint of Zakynthos, became a monk and lived the last years of his life.

Zakynthos Helmis Natural History Museum

The Helmis Natural History Museum of Zakynthos: The Helmis National History Museum is located in the small village of Agia Marina, only 15 km from the capital of the island. The nature of the village matches perfectly with the museum, whose exhibits represent the rich flora and fauna of Zakynthos.