Located on the island commonly referred to as Zante and situated only a short 10 minute drive from the town centre, collect a hire car as soon as you arrive to ensure you can fully explore this beautiful island.
Things to See and Do in Zakynthos town
Following serious earthquakes in 1953, much of the town's original architecture was destroyed and ruins can still be found across the island. This meant that the town had to be rebuilt and whilst it has lost some of its historical significance, it's still great to explore and boasts plenty of restaurants and bars.
Journey up the hill of Bochali on foot from the town centre, and you will find some of the most amazing wonders of the island, complimented by a fantastic panoramic view of the whole city.
Enjoy a relaxing wander along the waterfront promenade, sunbathe, and swim on the local beaches. Traverse to the ruins of the Venetian Castle, an unmissable part of any trip to Zante. It sits on a hillside above the town and is both well preserved and educational.
Zakynthos Day Trips
Argassi can be found at the foot of Mount Skopos and is easily reached with a hire car. The beach stretches along the entire town, so there is plenty of beautiful white sand to laze on. Nearby there are a number of churches you could visit and the promenade is nice for an afternoon stroll.
The bustling city of Laganas is perhaps one of the best known resorts on the island and is worth a visit if you fancy a lively night out; the beaches here are also stunning and there is plenty to occupy everyone during the day too. The beach is a known nesting spot for turtles so you could spend some time watching this fascinating creature in its natural environment. Alternatively, learn to scuba dive or challenge your friends or family on the go-kart track.
Locate the famous church of San Dionisio and travel to the countless museums here. The fantastic squares are definitely worth visiting; head to a café or bar, relax and enjoy the scenery. The quiet resort of Alikanas is also worth a visit for a meal at one of the fantastic tavernas specialising in fish.