Zakynthos Island

A beautiful green island in Greece, surrounded by the clear blue water of the Ionian Sea.

Enjoy the great weather on the sunniest island in the Mediterranean, and let yourself be swept away by the rhythms of Zakynthian life, joining the hospitable people of this island.Zakynthos manages every time to charm visitors with its many faces: from the one side mountain villages, pine covered mountains and fertile valleys and on the other cosmopolitan beaches, dramatic cliffs and caves. Here you will find some of the most famous beaches of the Greek islands, such as Shipwreck, Laganas, Volimes, the Blue Caves.The Ionion Sea around Zakynthos is one of the best scuba diving locations in Europe with a wide variety of stunning topography, breathtaking walls, drop offs, overhangs, caves, caverns and wrecks! The rich and varied marine life in Zakynthos includes octopus, barracuda, moray eels, large grouper, tuna, giant loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta), crayfish, langusta, white bream, bluefish, dolphins, greater amberjacks, parrotfish and many other reef fish. The rich sea biodiversity of the island and the very mysterious and powerful dive sites, are making the island as one of the pearls of diving destinations. Have a swim at the wide sandy beaches in the company of sea turtles, come on for snorkelling or scuba diving between rocks and in underwater caves.

The average surface temperature of the water is around 27C in Zakynthos. With crystal clear waters, with a visibility ranging from 20-40 meters, conditions for scuba diving in Zakynthos are ideal for underwater videography and photography, as well as very pleasant for scuba diving and snorkeling. Numerous species of sponges are everywhere and the fish fauna is very satisfactory. Quite often seahorses and jellyfish are swimming in the water column. The prairie of oceanic Posidonia is another feature in the island and the Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus) declare their presence there.

In the winter months Zante has a high level of rainfall, helping to maintain a very green landscape in Zakynthos. The greenery of Zante helped to earn the island the title of the 'Flower of the East' from the ruling Venetians.

Zakynthos is blessed with some of the highest sunshine hours in all of the Med - making this a great place for a beach holiday! Average day time Weather temperatures throughout the summer months: