HOW TO TRAVEL TO ZAKYNTHOS (ZANTE)

The Island of Zakynthos is situated in the Ionian Sea, west of the Greek mainland.  It forms one of the seven Ionian Islands the biggest being Corfu to the north of Zante.  Zakynthos is the third largest of the chain.  The second largest being another popular holiday destination, Kefalonia, just a few kilometers north of Zakynthos.  To get to Zakynthos depends on what time of year you wish to travel.

Summer Season being May to October the island is very accessible from the UK and other parts of Europe, as it is a popular holiday destination.  Charter flights are every day and ferries are available from the mainland. Easyjet, Jet2 and British Airways run scheduled services to and from UK. There is a small plane from Athens at least once per day and another to a few other destinations in Greece.

Winter Season  being November through till end of April.  There is very little air traffic during these months although Easy Jet do start their flights from late March.  The only air traffic is the local 'hopper' currently only 5 days a week to and from Athens.  The other alternatives are by bus and by road using the ferry system, to Athens, Patras and Thessaloniki.

Driving to Zakynthos is possible and most people take a ferry to and from Italy. The ferry crossing is around 24 hours and runs all year. Add about 16 hours driving from the French coast to or from Ancona, one of the popular routes. There is about 1 hour drive between Patra and Killini, 1 hour ferry to or from Zakynthos, another ferry between UK & France or Belgium, plus driving from Dover to or from UK destination.