Luxury villas in Zakynthos, Greece.

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A luxury villa holiday in Zakynthos offers stunning turquoise waters and sandy shorelines to explore, it is also home to the famous Shipwreck beach (Navagio).

Historically the island was a crossroads for a number of different cultures and has a wealth of history and tradition as a result. It is the southernmost and third largest of the Ionian Islands. Situated south of Kefalonia, it can be easily accessed via direct international flights from Europe or via Athens and our collection of luxury villas in Zakynthos are all just a short drive away from the airport.

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Destination Guide: Zakynthos

About Zakynthos

You will be greeted with Azure seas, white sands and lush countryside, when on a luxury villa holiday in Zakynthos. Also known as ‘Zante’ – this island offers the stuff holiday brochures are made of. The third biggest of the Ionian islands, it’s a Mecca for beach lovers but with plenty to occupy everyone.

Walk down the quiet, pretty track to the abandoned 17th-century Ypergathou monastery just outside the village of Killomenos, and enjoy the view out over the island’s rolling hills. Head to the beaches of the south of the island from your luxury villa to try to catch a rare glimpse of the endangered loggerhead turtles, or take a boat trip, either out to the nearby island of Kefalonia, or around Zakynthos itself, visiting the Blue Caves and Shipwreck Cove, a stunning beach dominated by the wreck of a cigar smuggling ship that beached there in the 1980s.

The south of the island is where the nightlife is, but if bars are not your thing, further north, there are lots of luxury villas in beautiful, peaceful locations along the coast, many of which come with their own stretch of private beach.

Getting There:

Zakynthos has its own airport, which you can fly to directly. From there our collection of luxury villas are no more than a 20 minute drive, or it’s just a short hop from Athens by Ferry.

Best places to eat and drink in Zakynthos

Delicious Greek mezze plates abound and lunches picking at plate after plate of scrumptious little nibbles can stretch on for hours. Fish obviously features high on the menu, especially mackerel – kolios – which the islanders dry with herbs before cooking. Also not be missed are the local honey, olive oil and white wine – Retsina when on a luxury villa holiday here.

The majority of the island’s restaurants are clustered around the main towns, particularly Zakynthos Town, but there are little gems scattered all over. To enjoy the best of the island’s seafood in a fabulous location, perched on the edge of the sea, try Micro Nisi in Agios Nikolaos. Just along the road is the Bio Restaurant at the Hotel Nobelos, where you’ll find wonderful organic ingredients and fresher-than-fresh seafood.

Best time to visit Zakynthos

The best time to spend a luxury holiday in Zakynthos is considered to be May to September but April and October, when the island is less busy, are a good bet, too, and weather is clement all year, although obviously a bit cooler in winter.

What we love about Zakynthos

We love heading to the village of Kampi to wander past the pretty, traditional stone houses, overflowing with bougainvillea, and watch some of the best sunsets you’ll ever see over a long, cool sundowner.