Best time to go and how to get there

Zakynthos: When to Go

The mid-season months of June and September are our favourites; warm weather, and touristy sites like Shipwreck Beach are less crowded. July and August are high season – hot and busy, but you can always cool off with a boat trip. April, May and October are low season months – the weather is still sunny, but in April-May the sea is still quite cool for swimming. Many hotels, restaurants and bars are closed from November to April.

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Getting There

Numerous direct flights from UK to Zakinthos (or Zante): try easyJet, BA, Thomas Cook or Jet2.

From other European countries, try Austrian, Eurowings or TUI.

Or take a ferry from Kyllini on the Greek mainland (Peloponnese), or from one of the other Ionian islands; Kefalonia is close.