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Submitted on Mar 14, 2020 Useful Info

How to get Zakynthos Island

  • Zakynthos (Zante) is the third-largest Ionian island just off the Greek coast.
  • These are some of the several reasons I love this island and why you should also visit:
  1. It's all-inclusive- the east and south coast have great beaches. The north and west coast are mountainous, with very high cliffs plunging into the sea.
  2. You can easily get to the viewpoint of Navagio beach (shipwreck beach).

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Ways of getting to Zakynthos.

  • You can either fly to Zakynthos ( from Athens or Kefalonia) or take the ferry (from Kefalonia or Kyllini).

By flight

  • Normally you can fly to Zakynthos from either Athens or Kefalonia. During holiday seasons, May-October, there might be flights from other European cities to Zakynthos.

Flying from Athens

  • It's easier flying from Athens ( highly recommended) since there are more flights.
  • Flight frequency: Differs depending on the season. During off-peak seasons can be as few as 3 flights daily.
  • Flight Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost: Cheapest flight starts at $100.

Flying from Kefalonia

  • I wouldn't recommend this, it's totally uneconomical. Though Kefalonia is closer to Zakynthos compared to Athens, flights from Kefalonia to Zakynthos are more costly.
  • Flight frequency: 2 flights weekly
  • Duration: 30 minutes.
  • Flight cost: Starting from $130

Important money-saving tip

  • If you are from Kefalonia taking the ferry to Zakynthos is a more reasonable choice.
  • Ferry duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Frequency: There are 2 ferry trips from Kefalonia to Zakynthos daily.
  • Price: Each passenger ticket costs €15 while cars are charged € 40.
  • You'll depart from the southern port of Kefalonia and arrive at Agios Nikolaos Schinari on the northern coast of Zakynthos.

Kyllini (On Mainland Greece)- Zakynthos Ferry.

  • This is the most common ferry route with 4 trips daily.
  • This is the full schedule and timetable of Levante ferries operating this route in 2020.
  • Important info: Levante ferries are the only ferries operating this route.
  • Sailing duration: 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • Ferry prices: €10 per passenger and €37 per car
  • Unlike ferries from Kefalonia which dock at Agios Nikolaos Schinari, ferries from Kyllini dock at Zakynthos town.