When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Zante?
Zante, or Zakynthos in Greek, has a year-round warm climate. If you love the sunshine, visit in the summer months when temperatures are highest. Return flights will be cheaper outside of the peak season of June to August, and September to October or early spring are good off-peak times to find cheap flights to Zante or grab a bargain on last-minute flights.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Zante?
Netflights.com helps you compare prices and find the best offers on return flights to Zante. To get the widest selection of Zante flights, book at least three months in advance, especially if you want to travel in summer. If you aren’t constrained by specific dates, use Netflights.com’s flexible dates tool to save money on air fares. Offers on last-minute flights may also be available at peak times.
Flying to Zakynthos (Zante) International Airport (ZTH)
Zakynthos (Zante) International Airport ZTH is less than five kilometres from the island’s capital city, Zakynthos Town, on the south side of the island. Zakynthos Airport is the main airport serving the island, and it’s also one of the busiest airports in Greece.
British Airways offers direct flights to Zante from London Heathrow Airport while Aegean Airlines and Iberia Airlines also operate flights to Zante, with one stop along the way, departing from London Gatwick Airport and London Heathrow Airport. The stopovers are usually in major cities such as Rome and Athens. You can also find Zante flights from other UK airports, including Glasgow International Airport, Manchester Airport, Bristol Airport and London City Airport.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Zakynthos (Zante) International Airport, also known as Dionysus Solomos, is a small airport with one main terminal building. It is one of the busiest airports in the country, and connects Zante with a variety of international destinations, as well as operating domestic flights all over Greece. Zakynthos International Airport was reopened in 2008 after an extension and refurbishment to the terminal building. When you arrive at Zakynthos International Airport you’ll find a range of facilities and services for passengers, including cash machines, restaurants, cafes, car rental agencies, duty-free shopping and baby changing rooms.
Getting to the City from Zakynthos (Zante) International Airport ZTH
The journey from Zakynthos International Airport to Zakynthos city centre takes around 10 to 15 minutes, and taxis are available from outside the terminal building. Taxis in Zante are metered but the driver may charge you slightly more if you have lots of luggage so it’s best to agree the fare before getting in. Renting a car can also be a good option for getting around the island and car hire companies are located in the arrivals hall of the terminal. There are no bus services or public transport connecting Zakynthos Airport with the city centre.
Why Visit Zante?
A popular summer holiday destination for British travellers, Zante is famous for its beaches but there’s more to it than just sun and sand. In Zakynthos Town, the main city, you can admire the frescos, icons and ecclesiastical artworks at the Byzantine Museum, or the impressive gilded interior of the church of Dionysus, Zante’s patron saint. Easter is an important holiday on the island, with formal processions and rituals taking place in the city. Visit Laganas Bay, a migration spot for endangered loggerhead turtles, who return here each year to lay their eggs. Access to the beach is restricted to protect the turtles, who nest between May and late August. You can either take a tour of the Zakynthos National Marine Park or go on a boat trip to see the turtles and other local marine wildlife.
Another fascinating spot is Navagio Beach, accessible only by boat and home to the rusting shipwreck of the Panagiotis, which washed ashore in the 1980s and is marooned on the bay’s white sands.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. The local currency is the euro and it’s a good idea to exchange some currency in advance so you have some cash when you arrive. There are also cash machines available at Zakynthos Airport. Greece is operating capital controls, so you can withdraw cash using a UK bank card up to a daily limit set by the Greek banking system, or your own bank’s daily limit, whichever is lower – it’s worth checking for up-to-date advice before you fly.