Zakynthos ferry port in Ionian Islands is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Brindisi, Bari & Kyllini available. With a selection of up to 13 Sailings Daily, the port of Zakynthos connects Ionian Islands with Italy & Greece.
Sailing durations range from 1 hour on the Kyllini service to 20 hours on the Bari service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Zakynthos fare search.
Buses are the only form of public transport, covering the popular places around the island. Some choose to traverse the island on two wheels, either on bicycle or scooter.
Typically known by its Italian name of Zante, Zakynthos has developed a decadent reputation across Western Europe; the island has become a retreat for young tourists keen to exploit the hot temperature and abundance of alcohol, a pattern which has resulted in streams of teens bouncing from club to another. In a bittersweet turn of fate, the constant rush of holidaymakers has boosted the island’s economy yet masked the charming and quiet side of Zakynthos, though it is still possible to explore the quintessential Greek villages and spectacular scenery. Tranquil resorts that stay off the beaten track are found in the far south and far north of the island, perfect for drifting around the rural landscape and enjoying a touch of local food and drink.
Regardless of your intention for visiting, the rugged mountainside that emblazons the west coast should place highly on your itinerary, especially after you scale the rocky terrain before basking in the breathtaking views afforded from the apex of the cliffs. The sea of natural beauty shapes the coastline, and if you venture inland, an array of impressive architecture adorns the centre, perfect for a day of sightseeing.
Zakynthos is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, just resting to the west of the Greek mainland. The port for the island is used both domestically and internationally, crossing to other coastal resorts in Greece as well as Bari and Brindisi on the east coast of Italy.