Where is the best place to stay in Zakynthos?
If you are thinking of spending your holiday on the Greek island of Zakynhos , or Zante, as it is commonly known, you will want to know which place best suits your needs.The bustling town of Zakynthos , on the west coast of the island, is attractive to families, couples and friends and is a popular cultural centre with historic sites such as the Venetian fortress and the Solomos museum.If your perfect holiday consists of lying on golden sandy beaches and dancing until dawn in a nightclub, Laganas may be for you.
Families and couples will love Tsilivi , with its Blue Flag award winning beach, safe bathing areas and beach bars, while Vasilikos , on the southern peninsula, offers crystal blue seas and sandy beaches with a background of mountains and olive groves.Nature lovers can choose a quieter place to stay: Kalamaki – part of the Maritime National Park and home to the endangered loggerhead turtle.Alternatively, Kerion , in the south-west of Zakynthos, is a quiet village overlooking the Ionian Sea that produces the best wines and olive oil on the island.
If you are interested in knowing where to stay on Zakynthos , you may also be interested in knowing where to stay on Corfu or where to stay on Kefalonia.
Best places to stay on Zakynthos
City of Zakynthos
The city of Zakynthos is located on the east coast and only 10 minutes from the airport, which means you won’t have to deal with long transfers when you land on this picturesque island. The capital is a great place to stay if you want to explore the local history or if you want to use it as a base to explore the island, which is only 123 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide.
The historic city is dotted with shops, cafes, bars and taverns, and there is low-profile nightlife with DJs and live music. There are beautiful beaches within walking distance or a short bus ride away, or if you prefer to go further afield you can rent a car to discover quieter villages and hidden beach paradises to the north, or take a ferry to Kilinien on the Greek peninsula, or to Kefalonia, the neighbouring island.The hotels in the town of Zakynthos suit all needs and budgets, with a selection of apartments, suites and luxury hotels with swimming pools.
Hotels in the town of Zakynthos
Laganas, on the south coast, is the most popular town in Zakynthos for groups of friends and young couples.Located 15 minutes south of the town of Zakynthos, and 10 minutes from the airport, this lively resort contains unspoilt beaches, souvenir shops and countless nightclubs scattered throughout the area.
Laganas is also famous for after-dark parties and drinks and dancing boats!If you need a place to stay in Laganas, you will be pleased to know that there are a variety of hotels, studios and apartments to suit all budgets.
Hotels in Laganas
Located on the southern peninsula of the island and less than half an hour’s drive from Zakynthos city airport, Vasilikos is a popular destination in Zakynthos.This peaceful resort is flanked by mountains, lush vegetation, olive groves and typical villages, making this area a great place to stay for nature lovers and all those who want to immerse themselves in the Greek island way of life.
You can spend a few relaxing days of sun worshipping on idyllic sandy beaches or see the island from a different perspective with a boat trip, there are a variety of luxury hotels, apartments, studios to suit all budgets.It is the perfect village for couples and families who want to relax, unwind and enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty of Zakynthos.
Hotels in Vasilikos
Kalamaki village is 5 minutes away from Zakynthos airport, which means less travel time and more time having fun at the resort!It is an ideal village for nature lovers, couples and families as it is home to the endangered loggerhead turtle and is part of the Zakynthos National Marine Park.
Kalamaki apartments and hotels are located within walking distance of the beach and village amenities.
Hotels in Kalamaki
The charming village of Kerion – or Keri as it is also known – is the perfect place to stay for a romantic holiday.It is situated only one hour from the airport, on the south west coast of Zakynthos, a popular agricultural area, and is famous for its olive oil and regional wines. During the day you can take a boat to the mystical sea caves and some of the best beaches on the island, and on warm summer nights, dine al fresco in a beautiful tavern as the sun sets over the deep blue Aegean Sea.
Kerion has a selection of hotels for adults only, villas and apartments with incredible views of the lighthouse and the distant islands.
Hotels in Kerion