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4 Reasons Why Zakynthos Should Be Your Holiday Destination

4 Reasons Why Zakynthos Should Be Your Holiday Destination


The year is almost over and we’re pretty sure that you’re already booking flights and looking forward to your 2019 holiday! You may already have a destination in mind but if you’re still undecided, then we’ve got just the right place for you where you can enjoy the sun, the sea, and everything awesome nature and culture have to offer. 

Top priority in every trip is making sure that it will be a smooth and hassle-free one, with everything you could ever need – from accommodation down to food — easily accessible. Zakynthos, an island off the coast of the Ionian Sea in Greece is a traveler’s paradise. Not just home to beautiful luxury villas, Zante, Zakynthos’ capital town also boasts of majestic sights, friendly locals, rich history, and sumptuous food. Al of this and more makes it the ultimate spot for the most relaxing escapes and highly enriching cultural immersions.  

Still not convinced? Read on for four more reasons why you should book your holiday here right at this moment. 

The villas

Just imagine, you are lounging under the Mediterranean sun near a big swimming pool all to yourself, with a majestic view of the sea in front of you. All of this while a spread of the most delicious Greek dishes prepared by a topnotch chef waits for you and your loved one to munch on. No need to imagine as all these are at the palm of your hands at one of the luxury villas in Zakynthos like Artina Villa 

Enjoy modern amenities like a tennis court if you want to break a sweat, as well as spacious and airy rooms for the most satisfying sleep, and a well-stocked bar and pantry when you feel like staying in. If you’re into meditation, a yoga and Pilates instructor is ready to give you a calming session. Another great point about staying here? The villa is tucked away at a secluded location away from the hustle and bustle but still conveniently near the town if you’re up for an exciting night out. 

The scenery

 Want a photo at the world’s most postcard-worthy beach? You can make this happen in Zakynthos! The island’s jewel, Navagio Beach, is just one of the many jaw-dropping spots which you can access via yacht tours and excursions. There’s also the Blue Caves for the clearest turquoise water ideal for snorkeling, and Marathonisi Island for swimming with its adorable residents: the protected Caretta Caretta turtles. Have your villa in Zante arrange this for you! Don’t forget to make a pitstop at other must-visits like the Keri Caves and Cameo Island! 

The food

Zakynthos is not only abundant in gorgeous locations, but also rich in flavors. Expect only the freshest seafood and produce straight from the boats and farms of the locals. True to Greek tradition, Zakynthos has their own wine, cheese, and olive oil which you can purchase bottles, jars, and wheels of when you’re craving the taste of Greece at home.

Other exciting ways to taste sumptuous Greek fare in Zakynthos is to do a food crawl of the taverns and restaurants on the island or enrolling yourself to a day of cooking lessons.  

 The romance

Greece is generally a romantic country, but Zakynthos has its special brand of magic that makes it the dreamiest destination for romance. You can spend your honeymoon here, renting a villa for the most unforgettable first days as a married couple. You can also have your wedding in Zakynthos! Villas offer all-in services for a breezy celebration, including the reception venue and catering. Hit two birds with one stone – exploring all the wonderful things Greece has to offer while saying yes to forever with your soulmate!

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Jerry and Fiona
    November 12, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    We spent time in Patras nearby but have not visited any Greek islands, sadly – Zakynthos is just around the corner from there! The wine in Greece is so good and we think it is sad that Greek wines in the U.S. are hard to come by. The food is quite nice, too.

  2. Joanne
    November 12, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Zakynthos is beautiful. We’ve been hoping to visit Greece for a few years now but haven’t quite made it. Our plan was Naxos and Milos but I’m definitely going to seek out Zakynthos.

  3. Kavita Favelle
    November 13, 2018 at 5:22 am

    I have to confess that while we found parts of Zakynthos island beautiful, we hated Zante town, which was a rowdy resort with cheap bars and food that was definitely not the best of what the island has to offer. We did love heading out of the resort to explore the rest of the island, which was beautiful and taking some boat trip excursions as well!
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  4. Cynthia
    November 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Everything about this place looks luxurious but the food photo looks like it’s right out of a high-end food magazine photo shoot!! If that’s what the everyday food looks like, their food crawl must be absolutely amazing!

  5. Angela
    November 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    So I’m convinced! Those vistas look out of this world. How are the crowds there? Just curious if it’s busy because I haven’t heard much about this island as an American but have no idea if everyone else knows! Either way, I’m putting it up on my future travel list!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      November 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      They are not bad at all, especially compared to other islands!

  6. Michael Hodgson
    November 14, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Zakynthos beaches sound superb, but it is the food that has me going WOW!!! But then having traveled a fair bit around Greece — sailing a number of years ago from island to island — the food is pretty much fabulous anywhere you go, if you know where to look. So, of all the places you have visited in Greece, which one is YOUR favorite?
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    • Carmen Edelson
      November 16, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      Yes you’re right, the food is so fabulous! I love Zakynthos and Mykonos 🙂

  7. Bernie Jackson
    November 15, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Those beautiful olives are veritably leaping out from the screen. You’ve shared a lovely vision of pampering and relaxation in a villa stay here. I can certainly imagine wanting to find all those beautiful coastal spots, exploring caves and hidden beaches, and watching sunrise and sunset by the water. This is a place to dream about on a day like today, when it’s mighty chilly, and the sun’s warmth on my back seems a long way away.

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 16, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks, Bernie! It’s a very dreamy place 🙂

  8. Maggie
    November 15, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    You don’t need to work hard to convince me – I LOVE Greece. I’ve never been to Zakythos, but I have been to mainland Greece and Santorini. This place looks just as gorgeous as the rest of the country, and I need to visit!

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 16, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      I have a feeling you’d LOVE Zakynthos!

  9. Juliette
    November 16, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    What a dream it would be to visit Zakynthos – well any of the Greek Islands for that matter! It really is postcard perfect. Navagio Beach looks spectacular and too good to be true. I’d love to swim and snorkel there! And definitely do a food crawl, Greek food sounds amazing – cheese, wine and olive oil – I’m up for all of that! What a stunning place, and very romantic. Sigh! I just wish it was closer to NZ!

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 18, 2018 at 1:36 am

      Yes, I just love everything about Greece!

  10. Carol Colborn
    November 16, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    What a dream vacation a week in Zakynthos would be. Indeed the scenery is jaw-dropping. Hope the food is as good as it looks!

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 18, 2018 at 1:36 am

      It’s even better than it looks, Carol! So many quality ingredients.

  11. Megri
    December 28, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Ahh, I got the chance to visit Greece islands Hydra, Milos, and Patmos last year. It was an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing this post, Carmen as I will going to try to make this place one more time in 2019.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      I hope you have an amazing time this year traveling!

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    September 26, 2019 at 5:29 pm

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    • Carmen Edelson
      October 1, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you for reading 🙂

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