Tourists who arrive on cheap flights to Zante (Zakynthos) will enjoy the many natural attractions of this beautiful Greek Island, including unspoiled beaches and warm seas. The third largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea, Zante’s lushly wooded and fertile landscape means it has a history of agriculture, though tourism today is its economic mainstay. In fact, agrotourism is becoming a popular reason to book flights to Zante for a taste of a traditional way of life on farms and vineyards and a chance to get to know the traditional cuisine firsthand. As well as being blessed with a natural beauty, the island has a typical Mediterranean climate which is a big drawcard for UK visitors. The peak season for tourism on Zante runs from May to October when the weather is warm and dry. Zante is one of the sunniest islands in Greece and temperatures are up in the low 30Cs in summer so the beaches are kept busy. August can see the arrival of strong winds but these provide cool relief from the heat. If you plan to travel in peak season and stay in a popular resort book well in advance and expect to pay high season prices for flight tickets and hotels.
Winters tend to be mild but wet from December through February on Zante which is why it is such a green island. The island enjoys a particularly long tourist season for Greece but the majority of tourists have left by the end of October. Resorts slow down in the off season when you’ll find the cheapest flights to Zante and plentiful, bargain priced accommodation.
Flights from London to Zante: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Zante: 3 hours 50 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Zante: 3 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Zante: 4 hours 15 minutes.
There is a small airport on Zakynthos, which has daily flights from Athens so for convenience many people take a cheap flight to Athens, then a connecting flight to the island. However, you can fly direct to Zante from London relatively cheaply with Easyjet and Thomas Cook on specific days. Jet2 offers cheap flights to Zante from many UK destinations such as: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.
The main airport serving the island is Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH) situated in the south of the island about two miles from the city centre. Taxis are available outside the main terminal and can be pre-booked before you arrive. The network of roads on the island is good, so hiring a car is also an option. Rental companies can be found at the airport and at large resorts.