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Zakynthos villa holidays

Zakynthos, a Greek Island rich in natural beauty, offers a fantastic setting for a villa holiday. Its impressive, long sandy beaches and crystal waters - some home to nesting sea turtles - are beautifully contrasted with traditional stone-clad villages hidden in the pine covered mountains. The animated beach resorts on Zakynthos offer an array of restaurants, bars and watersports; along the southern and eastern coastlines - an ideal location for a summer holiday. In the west, spectacular sea caves and peaceful coves are surrounded by dramatic cliffs to offer tranquillity and seclusion.

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  • Vassilikos

    Vassilikos

    In Vassilikos you’ll find a small selection of shops and tavernas scattered among orchards and lush farmland. The charming beaches here are favoured by local people simply for their peaceful seclusion.

    9 villas 20mins Zakynthos
  • Tsilivi

    Tsilivi

    The wonderful long sandy beach with its clear shallow waters at Tsilivi is perfect for families, whether you’re interested in paddling or parasailing.

    7 villas 20mins Zakynthos
  • Agios Leon

    Agios Leon

    The countryside village of Agios Leon has been untouched by tourism retaining many of the traditions of the island. A beautiful cliff-lined coast and stunning views out to sea are within easy reach.

    6 villas 40mins Zakynthos
  • Agios Nikolaos

    Agios Nikolaos

    Situated on the north-eastern coast of Zakynthos, the charming, tiny harbour of Agios Nikolaos is the gateway to 'Shipwreck Bay' and the 'Blue Caves', where tourists motor round to view these fantastic sights.

    3 villas 1hr Zakynthos
  • Akrotiri

    Akrotiri

    The typical little Greek village of Akrotiri is ideally located for those wishing to be close to Zante Town, which hosts a huge range of tavernas, cafés, shops and trendy bars all found within a 15 minute drive.

    3 villas 15mins Zakynthos
  • Beloussi

    Beloussi

    The coastal village of Beloussi enjoys an idyllic setting surrounded by rural landscape, remaining largely untouched by tourism and true to its traditions – a great place to enjoy an authentic villa holiday.

    3 villas 25mins Zakynthos
  • St Johns Villas and Spa Holiday Resort

    St Johns Villas and Spa, Tsilivi

    Set amongst picturesque olive groves, the popular St Johns Villa and Spa resort is set in a great position, boasting spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and coastline.

    3 villas 25mins Zakynthos
  • Keri

    Keri

    Set on the southern tip of the island, the quaint little coastal resort of Keri boasts scenic surroundings from dramatic olive tree-covered hillsides to enchanting cliff faces.

    2 villas 45mins Zakynthos
  • Lithakia

    Lithakia

    Lithakia is situated just south of bustling Laganas, one of the largest and liveliest resorts on the island and has remained refreshingly localised, with a selection of shops and tavernas conveniently close by.

    2 villas 20mins Zakynthos
  • Tragaki

    Tragaki, Tsilivi

    The quiet village of Tragaki is located on the north side of Kavelaris Hill amid attractive scenery of olive trees and vineyards offering fantastic views over the glittering waters of the Ionian Sea.

    2 villas 20mins Zakynthos
  • Kipseli

    Kipseli

    Situated close to the sea, on the east coast of the island near to the resorts of Tragaki and Tsilivi, sits the small sleepy village of Kipseli.

    1 villa 15mins Zakynthos
  • Macherado

    Macherado

    Macherado is a rural village surrounded by vineyards and centred around the production of local wine. Relax and discover the traditional Greek way of living with a bars and restaurants serving local dishes.

    1 villa 20mins Zakynthos
  • Romiri

    Romiri

    For a relaxed holiday in Greece look no further than Romiri, a peaceful village located in the south of the island just 5km inland from the coast and surrounded by a landscape of vines and olive groves.

    1 villa 20mins Zakynthos
  • Vanato

    Vanato

    Vanato is a very small and traditional village centrally located on the island of Zakynthos making it the perfect base from which to enjoy a relaxing holiday and to discover some of the larger resorts as well.

    1 villa 20mins Zakynthos

Zakynthos Villa Selection

We have chosen a selection of 20 villas from our full list of properties in Zakynthos. Find the perfect villa below:

About Zakynthos

Outdoor pursuits in Zakynthos

Leisure pursuits, including cycling, hiking, horseback riding and nature trails, offer wonderful ways to enjoy the changeable Zakynthos landscape – from its rolling hills and olive groves to scented citrus orchards. A divers’ paradise, this Greek Island has an underwater world well worthy of exploration. On land, in between the sharp-edged rocks and protected white sandy beaches, you can watch the famous sea-turtles, native to Zakynthos, find refuge to reproduce. Paragliding, banana rides, pedalos and canoes are also available to help you cool off on your villa holiday in the dazzling sun.

Hints of history in Zakynthos

Modern amenities are a feature of this Greek Island, but a long history steeped in tradition is also waiting to be discovered in Zakynthos. Beautiful orthodox churches, archaeological sites and Venetian castle ruins are dotted all around. Quiet villages and traditional stone houses line narrow streets, often perched in the mountains. Museums celebrate the Byzantine era and Greek literary works. Baroque and Renaissance architecture is also found all over Zakynthos, proudly maintained by its Greek Island native inhabitants.

On the beach in Zakynthos

The superb beaches of Zakynthos are famed for their natural, unspoilt beauty, fine white volcanic sand and turquoise waters. A Greek Island full of coastline variations, you’ll find rugged natural beaches nestled in rocky formations and little private, pine-clad islets for total seclusion. To protect the habitat of the endangered sea-turtle, many bays forbid building work and nightlife. Sunbeds and parasols can be found in most villa holiday resorts, alongside a wide variety of watersports facilities, snack bars and tavernas.

Upbeat nights in Zakynthos

Zakynthos has a great variety of night-time entertainment with something to suit every taste. In early evening, bars and outside terraces offer magnificent views out to sea – best enjoyed over a soothing cocktail. Later on, the livelier atmosphere and faster tempo found in Zakynthos is perfect for dancing into the early hours. Traditional tavernas and nightspots are found in smaller resorts, with amenities that appeal to all ages. Live music, cabaret and authentic Greek dancing are among the best attractions.

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  • Take a boat trip round the island and explore the amazing blue-water caves and stunning Shipwreck Bay
  • At sunset, look out to sea and watch for Mediterranean monk seals from the tiny cliff-top hamlet of Kambi
  • Try the local ‘popolaro’ white wine and the honey-sweetened mandoláto nougat
  • Join a glass-bottomed boat trip and observe the nesting loggerhead turtles in Laganas Bay
  • Drive into the mountains and discover the traditional Zakynthian way of life at ancient towns and villages like Kiliomenos and Agios Leon.
  • Catch the ferry to neighbouring Kefalonia for the day and explore its many golden sandy beaches.
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James Recommends

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Beaches

Finding the perfect beach in which to unwind is not easy. Let us help point the way with our interactive map:

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Porto Vromi, Agios Leon

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, accessed by less than 15 Steps
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

White sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Free facilities: Toilets

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Kiosk

Other:

Boat trips
Information updated 29 Oct 2013

Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by less than 15 Steps
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Water becomes deep quickly - take care when paddling, Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Free facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Walking distance: Kiosk, Cafe
Information updated 09 Oct 2013

Psarou, Beloussi

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, 500m - 1km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Free facilities: Showers

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 09 Oct 2013

Keri Beach, Keri

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by less than 15 Steps
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk

Activities for hire:

Speed boat

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 29 Oct 2013

Agios Sostis, Lithakia

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by less than 15 Steps
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk

Activities for hire:

Speed boat, Pedaloes

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 29 Oct 2013

Laganas, Macherado

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Public transport available, Easy walk from resort centre
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, greater than 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Nudist area, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Cabana, Sun lounger with cushion, Sun lounger without cushion
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk

Activities for hire:

Speed boat, Pedaloes

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant

Other:

Laganas beach is part of the National Marine Park so there may be access to the beach may be restricted at certain times of the day.
Information updated 05 Nov 2013

Gaidaros, Tragaki

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Boardwalk
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, 500m - 1km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Showers

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 04 Oct 2013

Ambula, Tragaki

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp, Boardwalk
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free

Beach type:

Public beach, Straight beach, Beach popular with tourists

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Disabled toilets, Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk

Activities for hire:

Pedaloes

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Bar, Local/traditional cuisine
Walking distance: Family friendly restaurant
Information updated 04 Oct 2013

Tsilivi Beach, Tsilivi

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, 1 - 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Beach safety:

Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk

Activities for hire:

Banana boats, Jet Ski, Speed boat, Wind surfing, Parasailing, Donuts, Pedaloes

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Walking distance: Kiosk
Information updated 13 Sep 2013

Gerakas, Vassilikos

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Within 5 mins walk

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Nudist area

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Sun lounger without cushion

Food/Drink:

Walking distance: Local/traditional cuisine

Other:

Gerakas Beach is protected by the National Marine Park of Zakynthos due to it being a popular nesting spot with the endangered Loggerhead Turtles. As a result, there is no access to the beach between sunset and sunrise as this is the time that the turtles nest and later the hatchlings take to the water. There are also limited sunbeds and no water sports are allowed to protect the turtles. You will find one or two local tavernas on the approach to the beach as well as an Eco-Centre which you can visit to find out more about the Island's Caretta Caretta turtles.
Information updated 16 Sep 2013

St Nicholas, Vassilikos

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car
Parking: Within 5 mins walk

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, Beach popular with tourists

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets

Activities for hire:

Banana boats, Jet Ski, Pedaloes

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Bar
Information updated 04 Oct 2013

Banana Beach, Vassilikos

Access to the Beach:

Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Beach front, Free

Beach type:

Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, greater than 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach

Facilities:

Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets

Activities for hire:

Banana boats, Jet Ski, Parasailing, Donuts, Pedaloes, Water skiing

Food/Drink:

Beach front: Bar, Family friendly restaurant
Information updated 04 Oct 2013
 
 

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access (where stated) is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

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