The Venetians, who owned it for 600 years, called it "the Flower of the East". Zakynthos is still one of the lushest and most-loved Greek islands, with green hillsides covered with flowers in spring and early summer, cliffs dropping to dazzling turquoise waters, and some of the country´s best beaches. Along with its natural beauties, it is claimed to be the sunniest among the island of the Ionian Sea, matching its natural beauties with a sizzling nightlife.
On an east-facing bay, Alykes is midway along the northeast coast of the island. It features a long sandy beach, plenty of water sports facilities and a good choice of tavernas and bars where to sample traditional specialties as well as a handful of small discos.
Argassi beach stretches for 1 km along Zakynthos´ south-eastern coast, featuring an impressive assortment of water sports and facilities for families. The numerous coves and rock formations make Argassi an excellent snorkelling spot and an interesting area to explore.
Cava Mezzo is a unique wine bar in the town of Zakynthos where you can find more than 100 labels of wines from all over Greece. In addition, the bar is offering an extensive range of gourmet tastes to accompany your wine.
Good to know
A regular bus service connects all the main resorts to Zakynthos Town, with buses running throughout the entire day and tickets sold on board.
Car rental is widely available and perhaps the best option if you are planning a tour of the island. Scooters and motorcycles may also be hired, but inexperienced riders should take great care.
Smart Rental Car Hire Zakynthos: Agios Sostis Lithakia, Ag. Sostis, Zakynthos +30 2695 053100
Auto Traffic Rentals: Kalamaki, Zakynthos +30 2695 023430
50 Hz two-pin (southern European) plug.