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Zante Holiday Facts

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Zante Facts File

The Ionian island of Zante (also called Zakynthos) has been colourfully billed as 'the green island of poetry, song and love', mainly because it was the home of Dionysios Solomos, who wrote the Greek national anthem, 'The Hymn to Liberty'. Arriving in Zante by ferry is certainly a poetic experience. The picturesque town curves around a bay dominated by a Venetian Fortress and the St Dennis Cathedral. Zante town is reminiscent of Venice with its historic St Mark's Square and Solomos Square, lined by reconstructed neoclassical buildings. Tourism has become the main income earner for this popular resort island but the rapid development of infrastructure in recent years has not depleted its traditional charm. Zante remains pleasantly poetic.

Vaccinations and health

No special immunizations or medications are necessary for most trips to Greece. However, we advise that you always check with your local GP regarding to vaccinations. Do not leave it to the last minute. Some vaccinations can take a length of time to start working properly. Allow at the latest 8 weeks before departing.


Zante, also known as Zakynthos, enjoys a Mediterranean climate of long, hot summers with nonstop sunshine; and mild, rainy winters. Summer, from June till September, is hot, dry and sunny. It could be said to last from May till October, as throughout this period temperatures get above 20°C. The average high temperature reaches a peak of 31°C in July and August. June and September are still hot at 28°C.


220v, 50 HZ, usually these are two pin type but some are the three round pin type. Best to take a multi-pin adapter with you.


The currency in Zante is the Euro.

Dialling code

The dialling code for Zante 00+30 +26950

Time difference

The time difference is + 1 hour.


The official language is Greek but English is spoken especially around the main tourist areas.

Visa and passport

Currently British holiday makers do not require a visa but it is always worth checking as rules can change. You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity.

Getting to Zante

Zante is accessible from most regional and international airports. There is a wide choice of Charter and low cost airlines whom fly to Zante. Please remember that Zante is closed during the winter season. The flight time is between 4-5 hours.

Zante Transport – getting around

There are buses that go between the most crowded areas of the island. Ask around and there will be no pain in finding the bus stops. However, bus services on the island are rather infrequent and sometimes unreliable. Taxis, however, are not too expensive. Hiring a car is a good option for those wanting to properly explore Zante. You can see our low car-hire rates after running a search.

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