Explore Zakynthos in 7 days!
With a bit of organisation, Zante can be easily explored in 7 days.
Public transport on the island is still under development and some beaches still can not be easily reached,
so renting a car or scooter is required to reach some areas. The choice to rent a car or a scooter is purely
personal. All the roads on Zakynthos are paved.
For those who cannot rent a vehicle (for economic reasons, age or lack of driving license) we recommend
Arrival in Zakynthos, relax at the nearest beach. After dinner, enjoy a drink at BOXALI, the Zante
Visit the marine park by excursion or boat rental, reaching the port of embarkation with your own
vehicle. After the excursion you can relax on the quiet KALAMAKI beach.
Visit the beaches of Vasilikos (in order, DAFNI, S. NIKOLAS, BANANA BEACH, GERAKAS). DAFNI and
GERAKAS are part of the marine park and here you will find numerous turtle nests. BANANA BEACH is the
largest and most equipped beach on the island and SAN NIKOLAS offers the opportunity to have a go at plenty of watersports.
Visit SHIPWRECK BEACH by reaching the port of embarkation with your own vehicle (do not organise
it for the last day, as a result of the time sometimes you cannot dock). To get to Shipwreck Beach there are
1) The fast boat, excursion lasts 4 hours, departure from the main port of Zante Town
2) The slow boat, 7 hours, departure from the main port of Zante Town
3) The taxi boat from Porto Vromi, Alykanas, Port of San Nikolas.
Option 1 and 2 must be booked at least a few days in advance.
Visit KERI and MARATHIA beaches and take in the sunset at FAROS KERI.
These 2 beaches are quite close together and it only takes 10 minutes drive to reach them.
* For those who do not have a vehicle, unfortunately Marathia and the Faros of Keri can only be reached by
Visit to PORTO ROXA and PORTO LIMNIONAS.
These 2 beautiful coves, characterised by rock and crystalline sea, require more time to get to, but it is
definitely worth it.
* Unfortunately unreachable for those without a vehicle.
visit to the beaches of ALYKES, XIGIA, MACRI GIALOS and PORTO S. NIKOLAS.
* For those without a vehicle, there are local buses (KTEL) from Zakynthos town to Tsilivi and Alykes
Explore Zante by night
Nightlife in recent years has shifted from the chaotic Laganas to the vibrant city of Zakynthos and BARRAGE
In Zakynthos you can enjoy a drink or dinner on Alexander Rome Street, then finish the evening at the
scenic spot of Bochali or go to Barrage club which is only 2 Km from the town. Famous parties (the Elegant
Party and the White Tuesday) are held twice a week. Thanks to having 2 rooms, there are opportunities to sit in the outdoor garden for a bit of tranquility while sipping a drink and an indoor room for those who want to dance until sunrise.
* For those without a vehicle, a shuttle service is provided.