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Destination guide

Pretty sure Zakynthos is Greek for "is this real life?"

As the southernmost island in the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos is a popular summer resort. Find pristine beaches along the southern coasts, filled with visitors in peak season, or step away and head west. Here you'll find untouched forests and remote villages, as well as limestone cliffs leading into impossibly turquoise waters. Along with its natural beauty, Zakynthos is also known for its nightlife, making it a popular destination for clubbers. Choose your Zakynthos vacation rental accordingly—do you prefer to be in the middle of the party, or set away from the action?

Things to do

Solomos was kind of a big deal around these parts

Much of Zakynthos's appeal lies in its natural beauty and pristine beaches, but there are plenty of museums to visit, too. Explore the vast collection in the Post Byzantine Art Museum in Solomos Square, or head to the Solomos Museum, which details the island's cultural history. It's dedicated to famous Zakynthians, including 2 locally important Greek poets, Solomos and Kalvos, whose mausoleums are both on site. Other local highlights include the Helmis Natural History Museum, the Naval Museum, and the Agricultural Museum, which are all focused on the island's unique history.


Vibrant beaches and lively festivals, all year long

Travelers love Zakynthos for its stunning beaches, and 1 in particular captures visitors' attention. Shipwreck Beach is named, of course, for the rusty, wrecked ship towering above white sands and tanned sunbathers. The beach is only accessible by boat, which takes you past another highlight, the Blue Caves. The island also hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, with its most famous being Carnival, lasting for 2 weeks every February and March. Enjoy parades, lively music, dancing, and endless Greek food, all within steps of your Zakynthos vacation rental.


The summer is a circus, but winter is a Carnival

Like much of Greece, Zakynthos is most popular in the summer months, particularly July and August when the club scene comes alive and the beaches are packed. April through June is a safe bet for a quieter vibe, as is September and October. While most of Greece quiets down in winter, Zakynthos picks back up a bit earlier than the rest, thanks to Carnival in February and March. Brave the colder temps and potential rain for this lively street festival, and look for a Zakynthos vacation rental in the heart of it all.

Natural features

From cave hopping to caretta caretta spotting

Many of Zakynthos's beaches are known for their white sands and natural beauty, but Navagio and Shipwreck Beach are probably the most famous. From here, rent a boat and explore the Blue Caves, or spend your time beach-hopping along the southern coasts. Thanks to the soft sand and crystal clear waters, Zakynthos's beaches are now breeding spots for a specific breed of loggerhead sea turtles, called "caretta caretta." Visit the local rescue center, spot them swimming in their natural habitat, and try and spot them as they make their way along the shoreline.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Zakynthos

Fly into Zakynthos (ZTH-Zakynthos Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Argostolion (EFL-Kefalonia Island Intl.), which is 31.7 mi (51 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Zakynthos?

Whether you're organizing your next exciting adventure with pals or a romantic getaway with your loved one, one of these top vacation rentals in Zakynthos is sure to entice you:

  • "Katerina 3 Bedroom House": This Ionian Islands property comes with 3 bedrooms and is highly rated among guests. Amenities such as shopping and a barbecue grill will help you feel right at home.
  • "Mare Vacanza Apartment": Stay at this option in Mediterranean Sea and take advantage of cookware, dishware and utensils, beach towels and more. It has 3 bedrooms to accommodate your family and friends.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Zakynthos vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Zakynthos?

If you feel the need to relax and completely switch off for a day or two, you'll have your pick of fabulous weekend getaways in and near Zakynthos. Take a well-deserved break at one of these popular options:

  • If spending time in the great outdoors is a non-negotiable for you, book a few nights at "Zante Harbour Junior Suite". Around 1 mile north of Zakynthos, it's near Punta Basta Beach and Alykanas Beach. Top amenities at this retreat include free toiletries and air conditioning.
  • "Irida Apartment In The Centre Of Zante" is also perfect for a whirlwind vacation. Around 1 mile to the north of Zakynthos, this vacation rental offers amenities such as towels and a hair dryer. Keri beach and Banana Beach should be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Zakynthos?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a big punch when it comes to convenience and location. Put your bags down at one of these cozy studio apartments in or near Zakynthos:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few pals to "Sea Breeze Suite". You'll have loads of amenities to take advantage of, including a nearby beach and WiFi.
  • Another top option is "Kipi Village Zakynthos". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this comfortable apartment is filled with useful amenities like WiFi, free WiFi and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Zakynthos?

Whether you're chasing a cozy cottage or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Treat yourself to a mini break at one of these escapes in or near Zakynthos:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, settle in at "Villa Galanoussa Traditional 2 Bedroom City Villa". It's close to the center of Zakynthos, along with loads of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of nights at "Socrates Three Bedroom Villa With Sea View". This centrally located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Zakynthos?

Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Zakynthos that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Around 0.1 miles from Zakynthos, "Katerina 3 Bedroom House" is a perfect place for adoring couples. Massage services and daily housekeeping services are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend a few blissful days canoodling and sipping Champagne at "Mare Vacanza Apartment", around 0.1 miles from Zakynthos. Massage services and a fireplace will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Zakynthos?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat the family to an unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Zakynthos:

  • Situated 1 mile to the north of Zakynthos, "Armonia Mansion, 4 Bedroom City Villa" is the ideal place for a luxurious getaway. Amenities on offer here include a fireplace and concierge services.
  • Another top pick is "Villa Almeira - Your Enchanting Mansion". Around 1 mile to the north of Zakynthos, this luxe vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of homes and offers a swimming pool, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Zakynthos?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Zakynthos and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Bianca Luxury Villa - 10 Guests". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 6 bedrooms, an ocean view and a swimming pool. This group favorite is around 2 miles to the north of Zakynthos.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your best friends to "Stonevilla Lika With Private Pool" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 2 miles to the southwest of central Zakynthos. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, such as a swimming pool and a fireplace.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Zakynthos?

Every so often you just need to escape from it all ... With, you know, 30 or more of your favorite people. Whether you're after somewhere to stay with the extended fam or you're organizing an event, we have large vacation rentals in and around Zakynthos that'll fit your entire party:

  • "14 Aparts 150m. From The Sea And 6000 Sq. M2 Garden": With 15 bedrooms accommodating as many as 46 people, space is no issue at this appealing option. An ocean view and off-street parking options are among its many amenities.
  • "12 Seafront Studios - Amazing Seaview": This exceptional retreat was tailor-made for large groups and includes a beach view and a kitchen. It comprises 12 bedrooms and caters for up to 36 people.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Zakynthos?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Zakynthos and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Katerina 3 Bedroom House", where your top priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as towels and a kitchen help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • "Akrotiri: House With Garden, House With Character" is the type of place you go to escape the everyday and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A nearby bay and coffee and tea making facilities are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Zakynthos has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 75 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Zakynthos vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Zakynthos?

It's always more fun when you share those memorable moments with the ones closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family break or taking time out with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your style. Here are two of our best in and around Zakynthos:

  • Sleeping up to 7 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Villa Galanoussa Traditional 2 Bedroom City Villa" is the ideal place to spend quality time with the family. This top-rated retreat is 1 mile to the southwest of Zakynthos and has amenities such as a separate dining area and a TV.
  • "Socrates Three Bedroom Villa With Sea View" is also a top pick for families. It's around 1 mile to the north of Zakynthos, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 7 people. Handy amenities here include a fridge and free toiletries.

If you're chasing family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have far to go. Ypati Planetarium, Stone Bridge Pyli Trikala and The Arch Bridge Waterfall of Paleokaria promise lots of fun for young and old.

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