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Why to visit Zakynthos

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Why to visit Zakynthos

If you ever wanted to visit Zakynthos you should know several things about this magnificent island.

Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and a well-known summer resort. The harbor city of Zakynthos is the capital and major hub, centered around waterfront Solomos Square. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs.
Coastal resorts in the south include Laganas, known for its clubs and bars, and family-oriented Kalamaki. Both are protected areas for loggerhead sea turtles. At Cape Skinari on the island’s northern tip, boat tours offer access to the Blue Caves, known for their naturally blue-lit water. Ruins of a medieval Venetian castle stand in the pines above Zakynthos city. The west coast’s dramatic shoreline features sheer cliffs and turquoise coves. Divers and snorkelers can experience sea caves and marine life including moray eels, monk seals and sea turtles.

Where is Zakynthos

When to travel to Zakynthos

Since summer can get very hot, the best time to visit Zante is in spring. March to May has a beautiful warm climate with just a few short showers scattered over the months. The average high is around 19°C in April and climbs to 23°C in May.

If you love the heat and sunshine, the best time to go to Zante is in the summer. August has a peak temperature of 32°C, which is ideal for sunbathing and working on your summer tan.

Humidity levels are quite high in the summer. However, the island welcomes cooling northwest winds that tend to be stronger in the late afternoon. Winds help to cool you down in the summer heat, but it can be easy to misjudge the strength of the sun. Make sure to wear sun cream, even when the weather seems slightly cooler as UV rays tend to be quite high.

What to do in Zakynthos

Navagio Shipwreck

Iconic pebble beach between towering cliffs with a shipwreck & turquoise water, reached by boat.

Navagio shipwreck


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