DISCOVER ZAKYNTHOS

We have prepared a program of the TOP 10 not to be missed in Zakynthos. The island of Zakynthos can be easily visited far and wide by renting a car, scooter or quad. With the exception of the road to reach Dafni, all roads are asphalted.

The Top 10 by day

Port Limnionas
Port Roxa

Port Limnionas and Port Roxa

These two rocky bays are located on the west coast a couple of kilometers from each other. The landscape to reach them is a mix of forests, villages and numerous curves cut into the rock that make driving by scooter or car or quad very pleasant. We recommend arriving before 11.00 in the morning.

 

Port Limnionas and Port Roxa

Port Limnionas
Port Roxa

These two rocky bays are located on the west coast a couple of kilometers from each other. The landscape to reach them is a mix of forests, villages and numerous curves cut into the rock that make driving by scooter or car or quad very pleasant. We recommend arriving before 11.00 in the morning.

 

Dafni

Of the top 10 it is certainly the least touristy beach and the most difficult to reach due to the dirt road. Located in zone A of the Marine Park, which is the most protected area and not accessible to boats, this sandy beach full of turtle nests is certainly the wildest of Zakynthos.

Dafni

Of the top 10 it is certainly the least touristy beach and the most difficult to reach due to the dirt road. Located in zone A of the Marine Park, which is the most protected area and not accessible to boats, this sandy beach full of turtle nests is certainly the wildest of Zakynthos.

Gerakas

Gerakas and Dafni are the only 2 beaches in zone A of the Marine Park accessible to the public. This strip of brown sand surrounded by clay walls is another mandatory stop for nature lovers and snorkelers. To reach it, you have to go through the numerous curves of Vasilikos paying the utmost attention to driving due to the quality of the asphalt.

Gerakas

Gerakas and Dafni are the only 2 beaches in zone A of the Marine Park accessible to the public. This strip of brown sand surrounded by clay walls is another mandatory stop for nature lovers and snorkelers. To reach it, you have to go through the numerous curves of Vasilikos paying the utmost attention to driving due to the quality of the asphalt.

Marathonisi Island

This island also called “turtle island” due to its shape, can only be reached on an excursion or by renting a boat. More information on: welcometozante: excursion in the Marine Park of Zante. Parking at the port of embarkation is free and spacious, you will certainly not have parking problems

Island of Marathonisi

Marathonisi Island

Island of Marathonisi

This island also called “turtle island” due to its shape, can only be reached on an excursion or by renting a boat. More information on: welcometozante: excursion in the Marine Park of Zante. Parking at the port of embarkation is free and spacious, you will certainly not have parking problems

Bochali

Bochali (or Boxali) is the viewpoint from which to observe the city of Zakynthos from above. To reach this village you have to go uphill for about 3 km and leave your vehicle at the parking lot located to the left of the entrance.

Bochali

Bochali (or Boxali) is the viewpoint from which to observe the city of Zakynthos from above. To reach this village you have to go uphill for about 3 km and leave your vehicle at the parking lot located to the left of the entrance. 

Shipwreck Beach

The most famous beach of Zakynthos, located between 2 rocky walls, is obviously not accessible by car. It is possible to reach the viewpoint by going for a few kilometers along a small road near Anafonitria. For those wishing to reach it by sea, visit: welcometozante: excursion at the Shipwreck.

Shipwreck Beach

The most famous beach of Zakynthos, located between 2 rocky walls, is obviously not accessible by car. It is possible to reach the viewpoint by going for a few kilometers along a small road near Anafonitria. For those wishing to reach it by sea, visit the site welcometozante: excursion at the Shipwreck Beach.

Sunset Keri
Sunset Kampi
Viewpoint of the Wreck

Sunset

There are 3 favorite places for tourists to watch the sun dip into the warm Greek sea. The Faros of Keri, Kampi and the Viewpoint of the Wreck. For those who decide to reach one of these 3 viewpoints by scooter, remember to bring a sweatshirt or a light jacket with you, when the sun goes down the temperature in the woods is cool! Learn more about all the places to watch the sunset at welcometozante: where to watch the sunset in Zakynthos.

Sunset

Sunset Keri
Sunset Kampi
Viewpoint of the Wreck

There are 3 favorite places for tourists to watch the sun dip into the warm Greek sea. The Faros of Keri, Kampi and the Viewpoint of the Wreck. For those who decide to reach one of these 3 viewpoints by scooter, remember to bring a sweatshirt or a light jacket with you, when the sun goes down the temperature in the woods is cool! Learn more about all the places to watch the sunset at welcometozante: where to watch the sunset.

Xigia and Macri Gialos

The sulphurous beach of Xigia is another particular beach of Zakynthos and the way to reach it is very pleasant both by scooter and by car. Passing Xigia and continuing along the road that runs along the sea, you arrive at Macri Gialos, a bay of white pebbles.

Xigia Beach
Beach macri gialos

Xigia and Macri Gialos

Xigia beach
Macri Gialos beach

The sulphurous beach of Xigia is another particular beach of Zakynthos and the way to reach it is very pleasant both by scooter and by car. Passing Xigia and continuing along the road that runs along the sea, you arrive at Macri Gialos, a bay of white pebbles. 

korakonisi-en

Korakonisi

Korakonisi is a rocky fjord with transparent waters. To reach this splendid bay you have to go through numerous curves and in the last 200m the road is dirt. We recommend that you park at the beginning of the dirt road and walk the remaining meters. To reach the sea you have to take a small road carved into the rock, bring some sneakers with you. 

Korakonisi

korakonisi-en

Korakonisi is a rocky fjord with transparent waters. To reach this splendid bay you have to go through numerous curves and in the last 200m the road is dirt. We recommend that you park at the beginning of the dirt road and walk the remaining meters. To reach the sea you have to take a small road carved into the rock, bring some sneakers with you.

Cameo Island

The island of Cameo is the symbol of Zakynthos and an instagram spot for thousands of tourists every day. Located near the port of Agios Sostis, this scenic island can be reached via a wooden pier. It hosts interesting aperitifs twice a week and is a must for couples at sunset.

Cameo Island

The island of Cameo is the symbol of Zakynthos and an instagram spot for thousands of tourists every day. Located near the port of Agios Sostis, this scenic island can be reached via a wooden pier. It hosts interesting aperitifs twice a week and is a must for couples at sunset. 

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What to visit in Zakynthos in the evening

In the evening all the nightlife moves to Zakynthos city, where you can have a drink or eat in one of the many clubs, stroll along the Corso or go shopping in one of the many souvenir shops. The Bochali area located on the hill behind the city and already recommended among the TOP 10 things to see by day in Zakynthos, offers a breathtaking view of the city below, especially on full moon nights.


Just 3 km from the city is the most popular nightclub on the island, the Barrage with the most famous events on Tuesdays and Fridays, frequented by tourists of all ages.


The alternative is the Laganas road (the street of nightlife for children, especially English, aged 18-21) but we strongly advise you not to park your car or scooter on the main street after sunset.

 

Car or scooter? What to rent in zante.

The island of Zakynthos can be explored easily either by scooter, car or quad. All roads are paved and the choice of whether to rent a scooter or a car or a quad bike depends solely on the skill of the driver.


We tend to advise against scooter rental for beginners, in the area of Vasilikos and Porto Limnionas there are many curves and those with no experience on 2 wheels could have uncomfortable falls.
Parking is generally free throughout the island, there are private paid parking spaces but they are all located in Zakynthos town.


In the video you can see the quality of the roads in Zakynthos to get me an idea of which vehicle to rent in Zakynthos.

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