Ferry to Zakynthos
HOW TO GET TO ZAKYNTHOS BY FERRY
We have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to get to Zakynthos as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Zakynthos by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Zakynthos, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Zakynthos ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals with the ferry to/from Zakynthos.
- From Athens to Zakynthos by public bus: There is a frequent daily bus connection from Athens to Zakynthos (duration 5 hours).
- Timetable details
- KTEL Terminal in Athens: Kifissos Terminal in Kifissou street, Phone: +30 2105124910, +30 2105124911, +30 2105132601
How to reach Kifissos Terminal from Athens city center
- By Taxi: This will cost approximately 10 euro
- By public bus: Take the local bus 051 from Zinonos and Menandrou Str., near Omonia square. Departures every 20 min. from 5 a.m to midnight
How to reach Kifissos Terminal from Athens International Airport
- You can get the direct bus number X93 in order to reach Kifissos station.
- The bus operates 24 hours / 7 days per week and the service runs about every 30 minutes.
- The route lasts about one hour.
From Patras to Kyllini port by public bus: Daily 4 departures.
- Bus terminal phone: +30 2610220129
- KTEL Terminal in Patras: 48 Othonos Amalias street
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ON ZAKYNTHOS
The ferry port of Zakynthos
- The main port of Zakynthos is located at the town of Zakynthos.
Public Transportation services on Zakynthos
- There is bus service available for almost every destination in Zakynthos as it has a good network of roads that cover the entire island and with main routes linking the capital with Volimes on the north, Keri on the south, and peninsula Vassiliki on the west.
- The road between Volimes and Lithakia is the spine of the western half of the island.
Public Bus Service on Zakynthos
- The central bus station (KTEL) is located in Zakynthos Town on the road close to the hospital (Mothonaio Street) and is a brand new building with a ticket office displaying prices, departure times and destinations.
- Details to destinations, timetables and prices.
Taxis on Zakynthos
It is easy to find a taxi in Zakynthos because there are enough stations and two radio-taxi services. For the most popular destinations, the charge is predetermined. For any other destination, there is a taxi-meter that begins from a minimal charge.
Note: All above information for Zakynthos was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
FERRY TO ZAKYNTHOS DESTINATIONS
Ferry from Italy to Zakynthos
- Ferry departures from Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi to Patras.
- From Patras proceed for 60 km along the New National Road via Pyrgos to the port of Kyllini.
Ferry from Kyllini port to Zakynthos
- There are ferries leaving to Zakynthos and the trip duration is about 1,5 hours.
- There are 5-8 ferries a day between Zakynthos and Kyllini in the summer and between 3 and 4 in the winter months.
Getting to Zakynthos by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
- Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Zakynthos, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
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Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to/from Zakynthos. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Zakynthos by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
SCHEDULES, PRICES AND AVAILABILITY TO ZAKYNTHOS
Book your ferry to Zakynthos with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-Ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket.
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BOOK IN ADVANCE YOUR FERRY TO - FROM ZAKYNTHOS
Arrange your ferry journey in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Zakynthos in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Zakynthos you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry tickets to Zakynthos. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Zakynthos without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Zakynthos, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Zakynthos without having booked the ferry pass. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry!
Save time in Zakynthos!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to Zakynthos, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets to Zakynthos but also to save time in Zakynthos; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to Zakynthos, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to/from Zakynthos is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to Zakynthos, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Zakynthos and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Zakynthos.
Get the best deal Ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to Zakynthos can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Zakynthos up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having Zakynthos ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry ticket confirmation in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to or from Zakynthos, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ON THE FERRY TO - FROM ZAKYNTHOS
Find out about the ferry types that are running to - from Zakynthos, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry ticket to Zakynthos and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry.
Zante is a lush-green island with fertile plains and a pleasant climate. It extends over 406 km2 and its coastline length reaches 123 km. The alternation of the landscape resulting in a wide variety of beaches is very interesting. So, if you prefer peaceful sandy beaches with clear blue waters located in calm coves, you should go to the southeastern part of the island. If, on the other hand, you like impressive rocks and are interested in the seabed, you should prefer the western part of the island.
The Venetians, who governed Zante between 1484 and 1797, called the island “Fioro di Levante" (the flower of the East), because more than 7,000 types of flowers can be found on the island. Zakynthos (known around the world as "Zante") is the third biggest island of the Ionian Sea after Corfu and Kefalonia. Zakynthos, son of Dardanos, king of Phrygia, seems to have been the first inhabitant of the island, who also built the acropolis possibly in the location where the Venetian castle was later built.
The Venetian influence is obvious in the island architecture, in spite of all the disasters it has suffered because of its earthquake-prone ground. Historical buildings and churches disappeared as a result of the disastrous earthquake of 1953 and the following fires. The treasures of these buildings were also buried in the debris. The town of Zante was restored in compliance with a particularly strict antiseismic regulation, while its older architectural features were reviewed to a large extent. Apart from the culture, the sea turtle Caretta-Caretta and the seal Monachus-Monachus are also protected in Zante.
Two small and isolated islands, known as Strofadia or Strofades, emerge from the waters of the Ionian Sea at 45 km SW of Zante and 78 km to the west of cape Katakolo of the Peloponnese. During the ancient times they were known as “Plota Nisia” (floating islands), because it really looks as if they were floating. The bigger of the two is known as Stamfani, while the smaller one is Arpyia (Arpina). A ledge links the two islets together. In Arpyia you will find the majestic Metamorfoseos monastery (13th century) surrounded by high walls. The patron-saint of Zante Aghios Dionysios lived here.
WHAT TO SEE IN ZAKYNTHOS
On Foot - Zante
It is at the same time the island port. Despite of the fact that it suffered significant damage after the 1953 earthquakes, it preserves many of the magnificent elements of the past.
The Solomos Square surrounded by buildings with characteristic traditional architectural features of the island, arch-shaped windows and arcades. The bust of D. Solomos national poet of Greece dominates in the centre. Here you can also find the Public Library (with 55.000 volumes), the Post-Byzantine Museum of Zante exhibiting treasures such as statues trimmed with gold, icons and art woodcuts.
The Post- Byzantine Museum of Zante in Solomos square, exhibits treasures such as statues trimmed with gold, icons and art woodcuts.
The coastal road known as Strata Marina (K. Lomvardou street), which is one of the most frequented part of the city, with cafes, bars and restaurants, from the Solomos Square up to the church of the patron-saint Aghios Dionysios.
The Aghios Markos square. Here, in 1797, the revolutionaries (popolaroi) burnt the Libro d’ Oro and planted the tree of freedom. This paved square is the main meeting point for locals and visitors. Here, you will find the Museum of Solomos,Kalvos and Eminent Zakynthians which also hosts the bust of the Greek national poet, created by Georgios Broutos in 1902.
Rouga: Its name is Alexandros Romas street, starting at Aghios Markos Square crossing almost the whole town. This street with the impressive arcades has been the main commercial center of the city for centuries.
The Venetian Castle situated on a hill overhanging the town in the place of the old acropolis named Psofis.
The Stranis hill, 2 km away from the town, offering a great view. Here, the poet Dionysios Solomos inspired the ‘Hymn to Liberty’ (later the Greek national anthem) and the “Free Besieged” attending the siege of the city of Messolonghi.
Churches of Zante
Aghios Nikolaos tou Molou (Solomou Square): a church of Renaissance order (17th century) with a belfry dating back to the Byzantine period. Aghios Dionysios lived here in 1853.
Aghios Dionysios (at the new pier of the port): where the relic of the patron-saint of the island is kept in a silver larnax.
Aghios Markos (1516): The belfry of this catholic church situated at the Aghiou Markou Square is a copy of the one of Saint Mark’s basilica in Venice.
Aghios Georgios: The army commanders Kolokotronis, Nikitaras, Fotomaras as well as other fighters of the 1821 Revolution took their vows on the icon which is kept in this church.
Panaghia Ipikardiotissa at the outskirts of the castle.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT ZAKYNTHOS
Tourist Police: +30 26950 27367
Zante Police Department: +30 26950 22100
Laganas Police Department: +30 26950 51251, 52022
General Prefecture Hospital of Zakynthos: +30 26950 49111, 49112, 49113
First Aid Center (EKAB): +30 26950 23166
Post Office (EL.TA): +30 26950 44875
Customs: +30 26950 26119
Firebrigade: +30 26950 22161
Port Authority: +30 26950 28117, 28118 1s
Telephone Service (O.T.E): +30 26950 59300, 42499
Airport: +30 26950 28322
Bus Station (KTEL): +30 26950 42656
Taxi stands: +30 26950 22280, 28104, 23788, 28261
Express Service (Auto Road Aid): +30 26950 26064, 26340
Greek Tourism Organization (EOT): +30 26950 48073, 23361, 48075
Katastari Clinic: +30 26950 83208
Maherado Clinic: +30 2695092217
Pantokratoras Clinic: +30 2695051210
Post Office (EL.TA): +30 2695044875
Kilini Port Authority: +30 62392211