Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Zakynthos Island1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Zakynthos Island with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Zakynthos Island areaThis Zakynthos Island map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Zakynthos Island and surroundings
Greece - moving around the countryThe busiest and most basic routes are air-conditioned. However, in remote regions, the bus service operates old vehicles. Buses from villages outside the resort areas run daily. The most remote settlements are serviced only 1-2 times a week. The cost of a bus ticket is about 4 euros per 100 kilometers. It is worth noting that most of the Greek cities are quite small, and they can be easily walked. Therefore, it makes sense to spend money on buses only for traveling between cities or for moving within such large cities as Athens, Patra, Thessaloniki or Kalamata. The railway is an alternative to buses. However, it is worth noting that the railroad doesn’t go through all regions of mainland Greece. Before Olympic Games, the country has repaired the roads and slightly expanded the route. Trains in Greece are represented by two classes. The difference between the first and second class that connect towns, is quite insufficient. Travelers don’t have to wait for the special comfort. … Open
Nature and parks of GreeceSamaria Gorge is the largest in Europe; its length is about 18 kilometers. It is located on the island of Crete that is one of the most picturesque islands in the country. There is the national park of the same name. The gorge was inhabited since ancient times. You can still find the ruins of the temples of Apollo and Artemis; in the 4th century BC, it housed the city of Tarra. The park has a rich flora and fauna. The forest is inhabited by a rare Kri-Kri goat, which can be found only in the mountains of Crete. Among the animals in the park, you can meet badgers, wild cat, marten, and various birds. … Open
Photogallery of Zakynthos Island sights
Our guide to Zakynthos Island
Cultural excursion through Zakynthos Island - things to see
If you climb the hill of Bohali, rising above the capital, you can get to the Venetian fortress. By the way, it was built on the ruins of an older, ancient structure, the ancient Greek acropolis of Psofis. Unfortunately, the Venetians destroyed the old building almost completely. The construction of the fortress began in the 12th century, and the last construction works here ended only in 1646. The structure … Open
Top hotels with reviews
Those who want to stay next to the shore should pay attention to Mediterranean Beach luxurious hotel in Laganas. Along with a well-equipped beach, this hotel offers its guests lots of opportunities for exciting vacations. The vast territory of the hotel is a great area for unhurried walks. A huge swimming pool with dedicated kid area is a true jewel. In the evening, hotel grounds are highlighted with unique lighting … Open
Attractions and active leisure
Take a walk to the Keri lighthouse in the southern part of the island – there is an excellent view of Zakynthos. On the observation deck nearby you can find the huge flag of Greece, which until recently was the largest national flag in the world. Wander through the Askos Stone Park, famous for its collection of stone objects, which includes ancient tanks, vessels of different shapes, and troughs. Here is also a … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
Among the salads here, you should try koriatiki, a dish that in the rest of the world is called a "Greek salad". It should be noted that it is prepared here differently and the taste, thanks to local ingredients, is quite different. The salads with beans and potatoes are also popular here. At least once taste a kebab souvlaki and stifado, a calf with onion and tomato sauce. Lamb with youvetsi pasta is also … Open
Traditions and mentality of Zakynthos Island
If your friend from the island did not ask you to call him by his first name, then you should call him by his last name. Were you invited for a visit? Great! The locals are hospitable and try to do everything to make the guest feel comfortable in their home. But there is one thing – the invitation does not always mean a common meal. If you find yourself at the table with the Greeks, remember that the rules of … Open
Travel guide to Zakynthos Island
Female travelers should not forget to pay their attention to locally produced cosmetics. Olive oil is the key component of the majority of local beauty treatments. If you want to bring something absolutely exclusive from your vacation on the island, consider doing some shopping at the Female Monastery of Panagia Elefterotriya. At this monastery, visitors can purchase incredibly beautiful handmade embroidery. On … Open