Beautiful bay on Zakynthos
Book a rental car and discover the Greek island paradise of Zakynthos on your own. Zakynthos has developed into a popular destination in recent years and is best explored by rental car. You can find the right rental car for your trip to Zakynthos on Driveboo.com. On our comparison portal you can compare the offers of the car rental companies and book your dream car at the best price. Discover breathtaking beaches, lonely bays, rustic mountain villages, an abandoned shipwreck and much more in Zakynthos.
Pick up your rental car directly at the airport
If you want to be mobile and flexible on Zakynthos right from the start, it is best to pick up your rental car directly after landing at Zakynthos Airport. If, on the other hand, you would like to arrive at your hotel and relax, there are other car rental companies on Zakynthos. Book your desired car rental model online in advance on Driveboo.com. In that manner you will not have any stress on arrival and can start your well-deserved holiday relaxed.
Travelling by rental car on Zakynthos
Basically you can travel to Zakynthos at any time of the year. Depending on your plans, some months may be better than others. Do you want to enjoy the sun and the sea? Then the months of June to mid-September are clearly the favourites. At this time of year the temperatures on Zakynthos are high and the nightlife is in full swing. If, on the other hand, you would like to go on a round trip through Zakynthos' nature by rental car and enjoy walks and hikes, the months of May and October are recommended. In these months you avoid the summer heat as well as the large tourist streams. The months of April and May are also the flowering season in which all kinds of flowers and plants bloom.
Zakynthos is a real paradise for all sun worshippers and beach lovers! If you book a rental car on Zakynthos you can reach the dream beaches flexibly at any time and stay there as long as you like. The following beaches should be on your list:
The most famous beach on Zakynthos is the Smugglers Bay, or beach of Navagio. This beach can only be reached from the water. Leave the rental car and change to a boat. The bay is surrounded by high steep rock walls and also contains the wreck of a smuggler ship. If you want to enjoy the bay from above, you can drive to the viewing platform in your rental car.
View of the smuggler's bay
At Kalamaki Beach you can relax wonderfully and tan in the sun. With a bit of luck you can even observe the hatching of the Karetta turtles. Their breeding sites are protected by wooden and metal racks all over the beach.
Don't miss the following beaches on your journey through Zakynthos. With the rental car you are always flexible and independent and can drive to your desired places. In the table below you will find an overview of the most popular beaches on Zakynthos and their distance from Zakynthos airport.
|Beach||Distance from Airport ZTH|
|Limnionas Bay||30 km|
|Laganas Beach||8 km|
|Dafni Beach||15 km|
Besides fantastic beaches Zakynthos has much more to offer. With a rental car you can get flexibly to all destinations.
Drive by rental car to the Blue Caves at Cape Skinari. These are caves in the sea, in which the water shows different fascinating blue tones. Each of the caves seems to have a different blue, although it is one and the same sea. The Blue Caves begin at Agios Nikolaos and reach as far as Cape Skinari. You can either glide through the caves by boat or swim through them.
Watch out: Some of the caves are only recommended for experienced swimmers and divers, it is best to take a guide. They know their way around the caves.
With the rental car you can drive comfortably to the small mountain village Keri in the west of Zakynthos. The village has preserved its ancient appearance unlike the other places on the island. As you stroll through the streets you will feel that time seems to have stopped in Keri. Sit in one of the taverns surrounded by olive groves and enjoy the peace and quiet. Afterwards you can visit the church Panagia Keriotissa and its bell tower. This one shines in the old shine and above all the windows are a real highlight. From the tower above you can enjoy a wonderful view over the surroundings.
Typical Greek food
Zakynthos is not only a highlight for the eyes, but also for the palate. Sarca is probably the culinary landmark of the island. It is a dish consisting of beef with tomatoes, sheep cheese and garlic. Also popular is the dish Skordostubi, which is prepared from tomatoes, aubergines and olive oil with garlic. Last but not least, we recommend you to try Zanktek in the local taverns. These are rabbits in tomato sauce.