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Zakynthos Information

Greek Island in the heart
of the Ionian Sea
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Location

Zakynthos is an Island in Greece, and one of the largest islands in the southern Ionian Sea. It lies only 1 hour from Cephalonia and Peloponnese.

Zakynthos is an island full of contrasts. Its mountains are pine-covered while its plains are dotted with olive and citrus groves or vineyards. It has countless sandy beaches and also impressive rocky coastlines. Marine caves have formed along the coast such as the incredible Galazia Spilia (Blue Cave) in the northwest part of the island.

The great location of Zakynthos means it is easy for visitors to get to know other Ionian Islands in the surrounding area or go across to the mainland to ancient Olympia or even to Athens, which is 5 hours away.

Keri, the location of SUB AQUA DiveCenter Partner, Turtle Beach, is situated on the Southwest side of the island and is 15km from the city of Zakynthos and 12km from the Airport. The area known locally as Limni Keriou is the island's most fertile valley, among olive groves and vineyards. A cosmopolitan place with rooms to rent, camping and a little nightlife, it is suitable for both pleasure-seeking visitors and quiet family holidays.

Getting to Zakynthos

Getting to Zakynthos from Europe is especially easy during the summer months, May to September. You will find a number of direct flights from key cities in central Europe. If you book a diving and accommodation package with us, then we recommend you book your flight yourself via a popular online portal such as Skyscanner for the best deal.

You will find direct flights through the summer months are available with the following airlines:

Air Berlin: From Munich, Zurich, Dusseldorf
Condor: From Frankfurt, Munich and Manchester (UK)
Jet2: From UK airports
Thomas Cook: From UK airports

How to get to the Dive Center

Transfers can be arranged from Zakynthos airport to the dive center. The fee currently (2016) is 30.-EUR. This is the fee for one-way.

We recommend you consider a rental car for the duration of your stay. Driving in Zakynthos is easy and safe. Let us know if this may be of interest to you and we can arrange this for you.

You can also contact our recommended car rental company directly if you prefer. Smart Rentals can arrange all your car rental needs for your Zakynthos holiday.

Your rental car can be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive, or you can collect it from the Dive Center; whatever you prefer. This gives you the freedom to explore Zakynthos Island further and gives you greater flexibility during your stay.

Weather and Seasons

Zakynthos has a mild Mediterranean climate suitable for year round holidays. It is dry and cool in August with an average high of 27 degrees Celsius.

The diving season is typically May to October. During these months you can swim in the turquoise waters or take a trip to the Keri Caves. Let one of the Dive Center's experienced captains take you on a trip around the fascinating coast of Zakynthos!