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What is Zakynthos Famous For?
Zakynthos Solo Travel Packing Essentials
Is Zakynthos worth visiting alone?
It’s impossible to not take beautiful photographs of the Zakynthos island beaches, rock face cliffs, water caves, panoramic views, and sunsets. Zakynthos also boasts music, festivals, hiking, wine tasting, kayaking and other water sports.
The opportunity to relax on a quiet beach with the possible encounter of swimming with sea turtles was a big draw for me. I consider Zakynthos a well-rounded Greek island with much to hold my attention. The locals are also very friendly, adding to Zante’s charm.
An upbeat or lazy getaway, it’s no wonder Zakynthos attracts tourists of all ages. You’ll be enthralled with all that Zakynthos has to offer. I think Zakynthos solo travel is well worth your time.
Best Time to Visit Zakynthos
Zakynthos Weather & Costs
Is Zakynthos Expensive?
How to Get to Zakynthos
Flights to Zakynthos
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Zakynthos Airport Transportation
Zakynthos Airport Car Rental
It is helpful to know how to drive a stick-shift (manual) as the typical rental car in Zakynthos is a manual. However, they do also come with UBS port and GPS, which makes for easy island navigation.
Four wheel ATVs are popular on Zakynthos but are noisy and dirty, and, in my humble opinion, ruin the tranquility of the island.
Zakynthos Airport Taxi
Zakynthos Airport Transfer
Zakynthos Public Bus
Ferry to Zakynthos
Getting Around Zakynthos
Is Zakynthos walkable?
Zakynthos Public Transport
Is It Safe to Travel to Zakynthos Alone?
Where to Stay in Zakynthos on Solo Travel
As a first-time solo traveler to Zakynthos, I think it’s ideal to have access to the best of both worlds with activities accessible by foot including quick accessibility to the airport or port.
Therefore, I recommend staying at Laganas Beach on your Zakynthos solo travel. Laganas beach is 15 minutes to the airport and 20 minutes to Zante Town. Laganas beach is expansive with umbrella and lounge chair rentals, the Marine National Park of Zakynthos (think sea turtle spotting), and multiple bars, restaurants and clubs all accessible by foot.
Also, Laganas is serviced by the public bus and a departure point for many excursions. In short, Laganas is easy and, I believe, the best place to stay in Zakynthos for lively and relaxing first-time solo travel (see yellow area on the map below).
Accommodations in Zakynthos
What To Do in Zakynthos on Solo Travel Over 50
Churches & Cathedrals
Architectural Buildings & Historic Sites
Zakynthos Landmarks, Points of Interest & Monuments
Museums & Galleries
Zakynthos Beaches, Parks and View Points
Please obey the signs to respect the environment and protect your safety.
Zakynthos View Points
East Coast Beaches
- Kremidi beach
- Climati beach
- Makris Gialos beach
- Xigia Sulfur beach
- Alykanas beach
- Psarou beach
- Krioneri beach
West Coast Beaches
- Filippoi beach
- Atsiganos beach
- Navagio beach
- Porto Vromi beach
- Porto Limnionas beach
- Porto Roxa beach
- Plakaki beach
- Marathia beach
- Agios Sostis beach
- Cameo Island beach
- Laganas beach
- Kalamaki beach
- Crystal beach (and Marine National Park of Zakynthos)
- Gerakas beach
- St. Nicholas beach
- Banana beach
- Kaminia beach
Zakynthos Dining & Entertainment
Don’t forget planning for sunsets while dining. The west side of the island is the best for this, of course. My recommendation for laid back sunset dining is L’ été Sunset Bar.
Zakynthos is known for having music and festivals as well, if you are not into the club scene.
Perhaps your version of nightlife is going to a wine bar or simply a nice meal at a sunset followed by observing the stars. Yes, Zakynthos has those, too.
How to Spend 3 Days in Zakynthos?
You’re all set to get your Zakynthos solo travel on, right? Need some ideas on how to plan your days?
My 3 days in Zakynthos solo travel itinerary will get your started. It even has suggestions on how stay longer on your first-time solo travel over 50 in Zakynthos.