Where To Stay In Zakynthos (Best Hotels In Zakynthos Included!) For 2022

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Where To Stay In Zakynthos (Best Hotels In Zakynthos Included!) For 2022

If the Greek Island of Zakynthos is on your travel radar for the upcoming summer season, then you’ve landed in the right place to plan and get ready for an awesome trip! This guide, in particular, brings you a region breakdown of the island to discover which area is best for you to stay. We’ve also included some handy tips and suggestions to make your vacation a breeze.

Are you ready? Let’s check where to stay in Zakynthos, Greece.

General Information About Zakynthos

With some of the most pristine beaches in the Mediterranean, a sea of unique shades of blue, fine white sand, and exotic landscapes, Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is among the most popular islands in Greece where the rest of Europe dream to spend their holidays.

The island, visited by millions every year, is very popular among travelers from the UK, Italy, and France.

Among the many things to see in Zakynthos, the most popular landmarks include the scenic Navagio Beach (known worldwide also as Navagio). With an imposing white cliff and an incredible turquoise shore, pictures of Navagio Beach can be found all over the internet when looking for the best beaches in the world.

Zakynthos is also home to stunning sea caves and is a natural reserve of loggerhead sea turtles.

The island is located on the Ionian Sea and is not far from Corfu, Kefalonia, and Ithaka. To reach Zakynthos, you can travel from Athens by air or take a direct flight from several European countries during most of the high season.

 

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Which Area In Zakynthos You Should Choose For Your Stay

Let’s start by taking a look at the main characteristics of the different areas of the island.

ZAKYNTHOS REGION GUIDE

The island of Zakynthos is pretty much divided into two main areas.

Northern/Western Regions

On one side, the northern and western regions are pretty mountainous, lonely, and not very developed.

There are just a few luxury villas and homes to stay, ideal for those seeking to disconnect and unwind.

Although some of the best landmarks are located in these areas, including Navagio Beach and the Cliffs of Keri, this is not the best part of the island to book accommodation.

Southern/Eastern Regions

On the other hand, both the south and east coasts of Zakynthos are more developed.

On the south, you’ll find Laganas, one of the most famous villages, as well as beautiful beaches for any age.

On the east, you will find the capital of the island, Zakynthos Town.

Where To Stay In Zakynthos

Let’s now see in detail where to stay in Zakynthos for your next vacation…

Where To Stay In Zakynthos Town

The capital of the island was seriously damaged back in 1953 during the Ionian Earthquake, and although all of the Ionian region went through over a hundred recorded quakes, Zakynthos Town was particularly hit. This is the reason why there are almost no remnants of the elegant Venetian mansions and buildings that once populated the town.

In general, it can be said that although pleasant and picturesque, Zakynthos Town is basically a modern Greek City with an overdeveloped coast made of resorts and hotels, busy streets, and lots of traffic.

This might be a deterrent for those who prefer to stay in more relaxing areas; however, there’s plenty of accommodation opportunities. In town, it’s also possible to visit a few museums, and access to some of the most popular beaches is also quite simple. Besides, most tours and excursions depart from here, so Zakynthos Town is an excellent place to stay if you are not planning on renting a car during your holiday.

Budget Hotels In Zakynthos Town

If you’re looking for hotels in Zakynthos Town with a limited budget, then check these properties:

Yria Hotel

This is a great place to stay on a budget in Zakynthos Town’s heart and just 70 m from the beach.

All rooms feature air conditioning and a balcony. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, equipped with a minibar and TV with satellite channels. 24-hour room service is available too.

The breakfast room offers continental breakfast daily to the hotel’s guests. If you prefer a quick morning coffee, you can enjoy it at the comfortable lounge.

This hotel is perfect if you want to avoid hiring a car since it’s only 300 m from the bus stop that connects the hotel to the rest of the island.

 

Lofos Strani
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This Zakynthos Town family hotel surrounded by lush gardens offers a beautiful swimming pool in the Bochali area of Zakynthos. It’s an excellent place for families as well since there is also a children’s pool and a children’s playground.

The rooms and studios open to a private balcony overlooking the pool, the garden, and the mountain. Each air-conditioned unit features a fridge and a TV.

Continental breakfast is served daily at the reception area, where guests can also enjoy refreshing drinks. The nearest beach is 900 m from the hotel, while the center of Zante Town is approximately 1 km away.

 

Pettas Apartments

Located within 800 m of the center of Zakynthos main town, Pettas Apartments offers self-catering accommodation with a furnished patio and a gorgeous landscaped palm-tree garden.

Apartments and studios at Pettas feature traditional iron beds, a kitchenette with a small dining area
and a satellite TV.

The complex has a shaded stone-paved terrace with BBQ facilities and a traditional oven featuring tables and chairs. Free parking is available on site.

The accommodation offers a free 2-way transfer from Zakynthos Airport, located 2 km away. Taverns, supermarkets, and bus stops are only meters away from the property.

 

Mid-Range Hotels In Zakynthos Town

Can you stretch your budget a bit more? Then check the following places to stay for a mid-range budget:

Phoenix Hotel
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This gorgeous hotel is right on Solomos Square, just 90 m from the beach and 20 m from the port.

Guests here can enjoy comfortable rooms with balconies, and a perfect restaurant, although there are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and tavernas in the nearby area for you to choose from.

Rooms and suites feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, iron, and a fridge.

 

Venilia Apartments

This fantastic place to stay in Zakynthos Town features garden views, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and rooms with balconies no more than 300 m from Argassi Beach. There are also barbecue facilities, free WiFi, and free private parking.

All rooms have a bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a coffee machine, and a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. A flat-screen TV is featured.

 

Sirocco Hotel
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You will find the Sirocco in Zakynthos Town, only 800 m from Kalamaki Beach. The hotel offers a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and a bar.

It also features a shared lounge, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, garden views, a sun terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Every morning, it’s possible to enjoy their excellent buffet breakfast.

 

Zante Square Apartment

This reasonably priced apartment in Zakynthos Town offers central accommodation only 300 m from Dionisios Solomos Square and just 1.1 km from Port of Zakynthos.

The air-conditioned apartment features two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room, and it’s a fantastic place for a family holiday in Zakynthos.

 

Luxury Hotels In Zakynthos Town

Those of you who can spend more during this stay would check the following options:

Pothos Suites
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This beautiful place offers air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view, and a patio in Zakynthos Town, only 2.6 km from Argassi Beach.

The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a super well-equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and a hot tub. Besides, the property offers a car rental service and cycling opportunities.

 

Shellona Rooms And Apartments

Feel at home away from home in this stunning place with unique sea views. The place is less than 1 km from Cameo Island Beach and 8 km from Agios Dionysios Church.

The property offers an on-site restaurant, garden views, and free WiFi. Every apartment features a balcony, air conditioning, and a kitchenette with a fridge, toaster, and an electric kettle.

As an extra feature, guests at the aparthotel can enjoy a continental breakfast every morning. If you want to rent a car to explore Zakynthos, the hotel also has car rental services.

 

Filoxenia Luxury Studios And Apartments
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If you’re looking to stay close to the city center but in a far more relaxed position, check this place about 1.5 km from the center of Zakynthos Town.

The beautiful Filoxenia Luxury Studios & Apartments offer air-conditioned accommodation with garden views. Here, all rooms and studios open to a furnished balcony. While some apartments have a kitchenette with a mini oven, others have access to a well-equipped shared kitchen.

Among the most tempting features is a relaxing sun terrace with a shaded patio and outdoor furniture, and BBQ facilities. Guests can also enjoy car rental services provided at discounted prices or take advantage of the organized tours that the property offers too.

In case you were wondering, the National Marine Park of Zakynthos is 3 km away.

 

Indigo Zante Home

Indigo Zante Home is one of the most exclusive places to stay in Zakynthos Town, with stunning interior decoration and
beautiful views. This gorgeous home is only 400 m from the Port of Zakynthos.

The property offers air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and fantastic sea views. This vacation home boasts three bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and two bathrooms.

 

Where To Stay In Laganas

Probably the most popular spot on the island, this resort is known for its wild nights, cheap drinks, and excess for young travelers from the rest of Europe. Nightlife is the main reason for travelers deciding to stay in the area. We do not really recommend this area for families, but we do have a few options if you want to give this area of Zakynthos a try.

Budget Accommodation In Laganas

Pythari Apartments
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Comfy accommodation in Laganas, Pythari Apartments offers accommodation with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchenette.

This aparthotel features a terrace and a beautiful garden as well.

 

Derekas Studios

Located 2.7 km from Kalamaki Beach, Derekas studios & apartments provide accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a bar, and a shared lounge.

Every room comes with a patio with a garden view at the hotel, and guests can enjoy an à la carte breakfast.

 

Mid-Range Accommodation In Laganas

La Casa De Zante
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Check this property managed by a private host for a home feeling stay in Laganas. It features garden views and a balcony, and it’s located around 2.1 km from Pure Beach Club.

The air-conditioned accommodation is 1.7 km from Kalamaki Beach, and guests benefit from private parking available on-site and free WiFi.

The apartment offers a terrace, while a car rental service is also available.

 
Korfiati Apartments

The place is 2.9 km from Marathonisi Beach. The property offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.

A continental breakfast is available each morning, either in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

 

Where To Stay In Tsilivi

Not far from Zakynthos Town, Tsilivi is a good alternative if you want to avoid the chaos of the capital. It has a resort town feel, and it is a really popular tourist village. It’s a good option for family holidays as the resort features a waterpark and a golf course that kids love!

The area also features a 2-km Blue Flag sandy beach with a great organization. Since it’s safe and shallow, families with kids can really take advantage of a stay in the area.

Budget Hotels In Tsilivi

If you’re looking for hotels in Tsilivi and your budget is not very flexible, then check these properties:

Hotel Emilia
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Located in the area known as Planos, just minutes from Tsilivi, this hotel provides a swimming pool and rooms with air conditioning and free WiFi.

The property is 6 km from Byzantine Museum and 500 m from Tsilivi Water Park. The hotel features pool views, and a continental breakfast is served every morning.

 

Hotel Petros

Perfect for a relaxing and pleasant holiday. Hotel Petros has a traditional and modern style and provides good overall standards.

It’s in a quiet location off the road and surrounded by trees, only a 5-minute walk to Tsilivi center and 10 minutes from the Tsilivi beach.

Guests can enjoy a pleasant outdoor pool with a pool bar too.

 
Lazaros Hotel Apartments
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This aparthotel is an excellent budget option for those staying in Tsilivi. It enjoys a central location, only 200 m from the beautiful sandy beach of Tsilivi. The complex features three buildings and is surrounded by palm trees and colorful gardens.

Here guests can find a swimming pool with a special section for children, complete with sun loungers and a shaded pool bar with a pool table.

All units offer modern comforts, including a fully equipped kitchenette with cooking facilities, a TV, and a furnished balcony.

 

Mid-Range Hotels In Tsilivi

Upgrade your Tsilivi stay by picking one of the following properties:

Zakynthos Hotel

Zakynthos Hotel offers magnificent sea views, an outdoor swimming pool, and fine cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

Opening to a balcony with sea, pool, or garden views, each room at Zakynthos Hotel offers a flat-screen satellite TV and air conditioning.

Guests may enjoy an abundance of drinks and refreshments right by the pool area, while car hire services are also provided at the property.

 
Sunrise Zante – Adults Only Hotel
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Another magnificent property in the area, Sunrise Zante, is surrounded by charming hills and fields.

This modern adults-only hotel offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. Sun Rise Hotel is just 500 m from the center of the village.

 

Strofades Beach Hotel

This hotel is steps from the sandy Tsilivi Beach and features an outdoor pool, a sun terrace with sun loungers, and a poolside bar. The property is set amidst lush gardens and also includes a buffet restaurant and a children’s playground.

The air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony with a sea, pool, or garden view. Each room comes with a seating area, a TV, a safe, and a fridge.

There’s a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi access, and free on-site parking is provided.

 

Luxury Hotels In Tsilivi

For a stylish holiday in the area, take a look at these places to stay:

Lesante Classic, A Member Of Preferred Hotels & Resorts
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This 5-star Hotel & Spa is just 80 m from Tsilivi Beach. It features three pools, two hot tubs, and a children’s pool. The elegant rooms have a spacious furnished balcony.

The bathroom has a shower panel with massage jets or a bathtub. All rooms offer a flat-screen satellite TV, DVD player, and coffee maker. Some units feature a private, outdoor hot tub.

The day starts with a rich buffet breakfast at Ambrosia Restaurant, while at dinnertime, the restaurant provides a buffet of local and Mediterranean specialties.

The lounge piano bar serves champagne and cocktails, hosting jazz nights for guests.

 

New Aqua Hotel

A fantastic place to stay in Tsilivi, this hotel is 500 m from Gaidaros Beach.

The property features a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and a bar.

The hotel features family rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk.

American breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.

 

Olea All-Suite Hotel
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Choose the Olea if you want to stay in one of the most beautiful and exclusive hotels on Zakynthos!

Olea All-Suite Hotel in Tsilivi features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a terrace. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service.

The units at the hotel feature a seating area and a flat-screen TV, a balcony, and sea views.

Guests at Olea All-Suite Hotel can enjoy an American breakfast and meals at the in-house restaurant too.

 

Where To Stay In Psarou

The area of Psarou features two nice and quiet beaches, Psarou and Ammoudi. It’s not far from the more popular Tsilivi, and it’s a great accommodation area in Zakynthos.

The beaches feature fine sand and pebbles and a good standard of facilities. If you’re planning to stay over here, these are some of the places you can check:

Budget Place To Stay In Psarou

Remezzo Studios & Apartments

Located 200 m from Ammoudi Beach, Remezzo provides accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden, and barbecue facilities.

Old Alikanas Beach is less than 1 km away.

 

Mid-Range Place To Stay In Psarou

Villa Corali Apartments Sea Breath & Pool
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In Ammoudi, about 13 km from Laganas and 10 km from Zakynthos Town, Villa Corali Apartments Sea Breath & Pool offers a garden and seasonal outdoor pool.

A barbecue and free private parking are also available on site. Guests can enjoy breakfast or a drink at the on-site bar.

 

Luxury Place To Stay In Psarou

Ilyssa Cottages

One of our favorite places in Zakynthos is Ilyssa, set amidst an olive tree garden. This charming, self-catering accommodation is only 5 minutes away from the Blue Flag beaches of Ampoula and Psarou.

The air-conditioned rooms of Ilyssa Cottages are traditionally decorated, with a furnished balcony or patio boasting the Ionian Sea or garden views.

Ilyssa can organize outdoor activities for its guests, such as hiking, horse riding, or cruises around Zakynthos Island. It can also arrange car rentals.

 

Other Popular Areas To Stay In Zakynthos

There are many other villages where you can enjoy a holiday in Zakynthos. In this section, we discuss some of them and also offer you alternative ideas for places to stay in each of the villages. Take a look!

Alykanas

Alykanas is a resort area on the northeast coast of the island. It features a 3-km Blue Flag beach, among the best ones you will find on Zakynthos.

The area is quite convenient, and it’s a perfect option if you’re traveling on a budget.

The nearby Alykes is a tiny town with a great offer of restaurants and bars, and it’s perfect for families. This resort area is about 25 minutes from Zakynthos Town.

Koukounaria Hotel and Suites
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One of the best places to stay here is Koukounaria Hotel and Suites – a mid-range hotel with pools, ideal for families.

 

Vasilikos Peninsula

The southeastern area of Vasilikos can be an excellent place to stay in Zakynthos if you are all for a relaxing beach holiday on the island. Nightlife is not the area’s main feature, so this place is best for a vacation in close contact with nature.

There are several exciting luxury resorts in the peninsula that you can check. Remember that the area is not really central and close to everywhere, so renting a car is really a must if you want to stay in Vasilikos.

Alegria Villas Complex

One of the places we recommend is the exclusive Alegria Villas Complex in Agios Nikolaos, a beautiful property surrounded by pine and olive trees and a short five-minute walk from St. Nicholas Beach.

The self-catering houses overlook the sea and feature details such as lace curtains, antique furnishings, and a spa bath.

 

Sea View Village
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Sea View Village is a more affordable place in the area, which offers a relaxing setting with a lovely garden and a pool. Units provide a furnished veranda with a sea view.

Local artisans built the place with quality ecological materials and in keeping with the traditional architectural style.

 

Kalamaki

Another excellent summer resort for families due to the shallow coast in the area is Kalamaki. It offers a beach that’s 5 km long with unique golden sand and beautiful blue waters.

The area is comfortable if you’re not renting a car, as it’s also quite close to Zakynthos airport. Beaches are not organized, but there are tavernas and cafeterias for you to enjoy any time of the day.

Marelen Hotel

One of the places we recommend is Marelen Hotel with three amazing outdoor pools!

The property has beautiful gardens with a lounge bar on-site, a poolside bar, and a restaurant with a rooftop terrace. A buffet breakfast is served each morning, and a buffet dinner is offered at the main restaurant.