Discover a selection of 2,000 holiday rentals in Zakynthos, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 41 per night, and villas and flats & apartments are popular options for a stay in Zakynthos. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Staying in a holiday home in Zakynthos

There's no doubt about it – Zakynthos is one of the treasured pearls of the Ionian Sea. It's a place where chalk-white cliffs loom out of azure waters and green hills give way to deep caves and buzzing resort towns. Much-photographed Navagio, with its haunting shipwreck, is a real heart stealer, but there are countless other stretches of sand worthy of the brochures, from golden Agios Nikolaos to the turtle-spotted arc of Gerakas. Zakynthos holiday lettings come in all shapes and sizes, from deluxe villas between olive groves to sea-view pads clinging to the coastal rocks.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Zakynthos

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Zakynthos a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zante Water Village (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • St. Nicholas Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Alykanas Beach (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Arkoudi Beach (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Glyfa Beach (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Thines Beach (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
Outdoor activities

The wild outdoors around Zakynthos villa rentals

Leaving behind the mainstay resorts of the south coast means heading to Zakynthos holiday rentals on the wilder, more untamed side of the island. It's a place where rolling vistas of green hills are speckled with rough-stone farms and olive groves. Pull on the hiking boots, there, and you'll find yourself scrambling up the sun-baked peak of Vrachionas or through dense pine forests with no one else in sight. Still not enough adventure? How about kayaking around the shimmering cliffs to Navagio Beach, or scuba diving to meet the rare loggerhead turtles that swim in the shallows off Gerakas?

Weather

Seasonal weather in Zakynthos

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Zakynthos

Travellers enjoy Zakynthos for its island views and seaside. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Zakynthos is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Akrotiri Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Argassi Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Tsilivi Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Kalamaki Beach (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Gaidaros Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Amboula Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
Beaches

Zakynthos is a beach lover's dream

  • Navagio Beach has become an icon of the whole Ionian Sea, backed by white-hued cliffs and occupied by a haunting shipwreck – visits by boat are bucket-list experiences
  • Gerakas Beach is a long arc of white-yellow sand on the island's southern tip, with crystal-clear waters to swim in
  • Wide Kalamaki Beach is great if you're eager to escape the airport for a quick swim in the Ionian
  • Tavernas, water-sports outfitters and little green hills all crowd Agios Nikolaos – a beautiful beach on the north shore
How to get there

Transport options to and around Zakynthos

Fly into Zakynthos (ZTH-Zakynthos Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Argostolion (EFL-Kefalonia Island Intl.), which is 31.7 mi (51 km) away.

How to get around

How should I travel around Zakynthos?

Countless car rental agencies crowd the main airport on Zakynthos, the buzzing resort town of Laganas and the main hub of Zakynthos Town, meaning it should be easy to bag a set of wheels to call your own for the duration of your trip. That's great news if you're keen to really explore, because you'll have the freedom to cruise all the way from cliff-ringed Cape Skinari, through the goat-spotted highlands around Vrachionas and down to the beaches on the south coast. If you'd prefer not to rent a vehicle, then a few local bus routes do connect the most popular resorts, particularly those around Laganas and Kalamaki. Intrepid types could also opt for 2 wheels – going by bike through the mountain villages and by the shimmering coastal coves can be an experience in itself.

Restaurants and bars

Where to eat out near Zakynthos holiday lettings

  • The maze of streets in Zakynthos town hosts holes-in-the-wall touting pita breads and falafel
  • Like homemade Greek kebabs and grilled cheeses? Hit the marina of quiet Agios Nikolaos, in the north
  • Kalamaki is perfect, if you like bar-bistros that serve seafood platters with frothy beers
  • For a mix of vibrant tavernas and international fast-food chains, consider staying in Zakynthos holiday rentals in Laganas, on the south coast
  • Most of the inland villages have at least 1 taverna where tomato-packed salads and breaded saganaki cheeses adorn the menus
Essential info

Key facts and figures about Zakynthos

  • Zakynthos has a population of just 41,000
  • Many of the resort towns go into hibernation for the winter months, opening again between May and September
  • August highs can be over 30 degrees, so bring suitable clothes and plenty of sun cream
  • A car rental is a great way to get around, especially if you're looking to explore hidden beaches and rustic villages
  • 112 is the number to call in case of an emergency in Greece
Good for couples

Zakynthos holiday lettings for travelling couples

There's certainly no shortage of holiday cottages on Zakynthos for loved-up duos. This stunning island is understandably popular with partners and wedding parties. There's hardly a more romantic sight going in the Med than that secluded Shipwreck Bay – you'll need to get there early, though, before the bulk of the day trippers descend. In the evenings, there are candlelit tavernas stringing along the whole length of the coast, offering Greek wines and sumptuous seafood dishes, with views over the sea. Of course, you could just stick to your private pad. Honeymoon-worthy villa rentals in Zakynthos often have pools with sweeping views, sun-kissed patios, and plenty of space for you to relax and unwind after the stresses of the big day.

How many holiday rentals are available around Zakynthos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,891 holiday lettings around Zakynthos. From 1,017 villas to 379 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Zakynthos?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Zakynthos. From Vrbo UK travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Zante Water Village: 1,357 holiday lettings
  • Zakynthos Port: 1,365 holiday lettings
  • Argassi Beach: 1,365 holiday lettings
  • Makris Gialos Beach: 1,956 holiday lettings
  • Kalamaki Beach: 1,366 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Zakynthos listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Zakynthos?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 1,017 Villas in Zakynthos. Our other popular types of Zakynthos holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 379 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 1,351 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 47 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Zakynthos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,133 holiday homes with pool available in Zakynthos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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