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Basic information

  • Area: 407.58 km² (157.4 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +30
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 38,957
  • Language: Greek
  • Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)

Zakintos – Overview

Zakintos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands that lie scattered across the shimmering waters of the Mediterrenean Sea, off the west coast of Greece. With its seductive blend of fertile plains, golden sands and azure seas it is no surprise that Zakiontos has become a hot spot for holiday makers seeking the best that island life has to offer.

Famed for it’s sultry climate, traditions and warm hospitality, this is an island that is a true delight to discover. For those seeking a taste of authentic culture, museums and ancient sites abound, whilst off the beaten track, the more adventurous can explore rustic villages, Byzantine churches and beautiful beaches. Down by the sea, visitors can take their pick of sandy stetches, jump aboard a sail boat, or even slip on snorkels and flippers for an unforgettable underwater experience.

Zakintos has a countless dining options to satisfy all tastes. Local cuisine is a marvellous mix of traditional Mediterranean flavours, all cooked up with a lively kick of herbs and spices. Famed for its seafood, visitors can tuck into the day’s freshest catch at one of many terrific tavernas around the towns or head down to the harbour that buzzes with a plentiful supply of aromatic eateries.

Zakintos, as a long established popular holiday destination boasts a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from homely bed & breakfasts to chic boutique hotels. The capital of Zakintos town also has all the conveniences needed for an enjoyable trip including tourist information, car rental companies and exchange booths.