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The Zakynthos Brindisi ferry route connects Zante with Italy. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Red Star Ferries. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 18 hours.
Zakynthos Brindisi sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
The Greek island of Zakynthos is the third largest Ionian Island and is located in the Ionian Sea. Also called Zante, the island is around 20 km from the Greek mainland and around 15 km to the south of the island of Kefalonia. Navagio Beach is perhaps one of the most famous and popular landmarks on the island. The beach is actually a cove in the south west of the island, surrounded by high cliffs that can only be reached by boat, or parachute if you are brave enough! The beach takes its name from a shipwreck (MV Panagiotis) which sunk on the shore in around 1980. The ridge area from Anafonitria has a small observation deck which overlooks the shipwreck, and there is also a monastery nearby. The unique and stunning scenery around the beach make it a favourite location for BASE jumpers, and each year, in August, a major event in the BASE calendar is held at Navagio.
Zakynthos has two ports. The main port is located in the Zakynthos Town with the other in the village of Agios Nikolaos. From the main port there is a connection to the port of Kyllini, which is the usual route for arrivals to the island by sea from the mainland. From the port of Agios Nikolaos there is a connection to the port of Pesada on the island of Kefalonia .
The Italian city and port of Brindisi is located in the Apulia region of the country and lies on the Adriatic Sea coast. The city, like many of the towns on the Adriatic Sea coast, has a history that has strong links to the countries that lie across the Adriatic to the east. The city's large natural harbour is one of Italy's most important ports and is today the port of departure for ferry services departing to the Balkans and to Greece, although in Roman and Greek times and during the Middle Ages the port had many other purposes.
Popular attractions in the city include the Castello Svevo which was built by the Emperor Frederick II and has a trapezoid plan with large square towers. Also in the city is the 15th century Aragonese Castle which was built by King Ferdinand I of Naples, and is located on S. Andrea island which faces the city's port.
From the city's port, ferry's operate to destinations including Paxi, Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Zakynthos and Patras.