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Villas in Zakynthos

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 found along the southern and eastern coastlines offer an array of restaurants, bars and watersports. Meanwhile in the west, spectacular sea caves and peaceful coves are surrounded by dramatic cliffs to offer tranquillity and seclusion.

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Zakynthos - A Grecian piece of paradise

Named the ‘Flower of the East’ by the Venetians who once inhabited it, Zakynthos is an island beauty treasured throughout its rich history. Now it’s one of Greece’s most prized holiday destinations, and with our Zakynthos villas found throughout the island, it could soon be yours too.

  • Zakynthos Activities

    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.

  • Zakynthos History

    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.

  • Zakynthos Beaches

    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.

  • Zakynthos Nightlife

    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.

  • Zakynthos Holidays - Points of Interest

    • 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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Zakynthos reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Sights / Places to go
8.1
Night life
7.3
Overall rating
8.5
Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 171 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10

Charlotte

London Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Lovely beaches - some of them very crowded though.
Good selection of bars & restaurants.
Very busy island! Driving was tricky and many more English people than we anticipated.
Confirmed stay: 18 August 2019
Published on: 19 August 2019
10 out of 10

Kate

Faversham Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Daphne Beach, Mario’s Glass Bottomed Boat Trip, Kostas Brothers’ Taverna
Ravenous mosquitoes
Confirmed stay: 18 August 2019
Published on: 19 August 2019
8 out of 10

Lucy

Guildford Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Beautiful beaches, clear water, amazing weather, locals very friendly and food delicious
Slightly scary drivers
Confirmed stay: 18 August 2019
Published on: 19 August 2019
10 out of 10

Neil

Bolton Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Lots of things to do and see, clean sea and beaches, friendly locals, lots of places to eat out.
Driving can be a bit chaotic
Confirmed stay: 18 August 2019
Published on: 19 August 2019
10 out of 10

Jacqueline

Wiltshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Get off the British beaten track and find real Greece. Porto Limonas, Banana beach, Anglas, Olive Press museum.
Endless towns wrecked with British Football showing culture, larger promotions, strips clubs, dangerous Quad bikes ridden by tourists with no clue!
Confirmed stay: 18 August 2019
Published on: 19 August 2019
10 out of 10

Annmarie

Saltash Family (the eldest child is at school)
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The villa, location, local taverns,boat trip and seeing the turtles
Leaving the villa
Confirmed stay: 11 August 2019
Published on: 12 August 2019
10 out of 10

Graham

York Family with older children
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Friendly people, beautiful countryside and many things to do. Good choice of restaurants and easy to travel to bigger towns for greater variety.
Roads and driving were a little difficult in places. Tsilivi seems to appeal to the pub and club culture- not very traditional if anyone wants to experience the Greek way of life.
Confirmed stay: 09 August 2019
Published on: 10 August 2019
8 out of 10

Jamie

Corsley Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Very nice traditional tavernas away from the main streets, lovely beaches & countryside of the island.
Personally speaking some of the island is too commercial, not what we go to a Greek Island for, away from this most of the island is stunning
Confirmed stay: 04 August 2019
Published on: 05 August 2019
10 out of 10

Sean

Guildford Couple
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We went to local tavernas in the evening which is what we love to do. We spent the time in the immediate area and relaxed
None
Confirmed stay: 04 August 2019
Published on: 05 August 2019
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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