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Basic info and car hire in Zakynthos

  • Location: Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece
  • Population: 40,759
  • Official language: Greek
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).
  • Weather: With an average rainfall of 170mm, Zakynthos has an average temperature of 26°C. January is the cldest month in Zakynthos with a temperature of 11°C while sunshine is maximum during the month of July. It is highly recommended that if you plan to swim a lot, schedule your trip in August. But then, it may be crowded with tourists as it is the best time to experience the beauty of Greece, particularly Zakynthos.
  • Public holidays in Zakynthos: If you intend to plan your trip keeping the office holidays into consideration, check out the holidays in Zakynthos.  
  • Internet coverage: Most restaurants, bars, and cafes provide free Wi-Fi facility. Check where to find available free W-Fi hotspots near you.
  • Road conditions: There isn’t much problem or complication driving in Zakynthos and luckily there are no traffic jams. Parking rules are quite different and you are expected to park on one side of road in one month while on the other side the next month. For instance, if you are driving in July, park on the side where there is 2 crossed through. If you are driving in August, park your car where there is 1 crossed through. There is an orange light that warns you a small distance before if there is red light. If you keep these rules in mind, car hire in Zakynthos will warrant an unforgettably pleasant journey.

About Zakynthos

The island of Zakynthos is diverse in terms of landscape which results into attractive spots and beaches with different kinds of sand. The magnificent oceanic beauty of Zakynthos offers not just tens of opportunities, it presents hundreds of options for adventure, tranquility, and an unforgettable journey. If you are lucky enough to find the best car hire at Zakynthos Airport, you will be able to live your journey in the best way possible, cruising through the city to your favorite places, restaurants, bars, and games when you desire.

The lush blue waters at some places while fresh turquoise at others presents the oceanic beauty in the best form, opening the possibility of swimming in crystal clear water. There are plenty of water sports including scuba diving and snorkeling, and beach volleyball in addition to relaxing along the shore and on the soft beach sand. Despite the seismic activity, the historic places are well preserved and presented in a praiseworthy manner. Car hire in Zakynthos is probably going to offer you with more personalized traveling experience that it ever could.

Driving in Zakynthos

Driving in Zakynthos is convenient with minimal traffic jams. Parking rules are quite different and you are expected to park on one side of road in one month while on the other side the next month. For instance, if you are driving in July, park on the side where there is 2 crossed through. If you are driving in August, park your car where there is 1 crossed through. There is an orange light that warns you a small distance before if there is red light. If you keep these rules in mind, car hire in Zakynthos will warrant an unforgettably pleasant journey.

  • Age limits: A foreign license doesn’t allow to drive until the age of 18 years.
  • International Driving Permit:
  • Additional papers: Valid driving license, proof of identity, and proof of ownership (in case of your personal vehicle) to drive in the light of law.
  • Additional requirements: Check the terms and conditions with your car rental service beforehand.
  • Children in the car: If you are accompanied by children below 3 years of age, a child restraint system is mandatory. Between 3 and 11 years, kids must wear restraint of their size. Kids above the age of 12 must wear seatbelt.
  • Driving side of the road: Right-hand side
  • Lights: Traffic lights in Zakynthos are the same as international 3-clored system.
  • General speed limits: Maximum speed around the city for cars is 50 kph in built-up areas, 130 kph on motorways, and 90 or 110 kph on ordinary roads.

Parking suggestions:  There are plenty of free car parking facilities available in Zakynthos. But in cases when there is no free car parking available, there are many paid parking facilities as well. It is best to check the available options for parking at Parkpedia.com

Drive your rental car around Zakynthos

Remarkably beautiful scenery and the distinct beaches in Zakynthos are a perfect combination, the result of which allows Zakynthos to serve as the top tourist attraction. Along the shores lies Zakynthos Town which has beautifully aligned houses near blue waters. The ruined Venetian castle gives a breathtaking view of the whole city, the main gate, and the outer walls. Places like Byzantine Museum, Roma Mansion, and Navagio beach allow you to refresh your mind with knowledge as well as tranquility. Zakynthos Marine Park in Lagana Bay is another perfect place to be visited especially during the month of August. Thanks to car hire in Zakynthos that allows you to explore not just the city and its famous spots, but the outskirts of the city as well.

What to see in Zakynthos

The island of Zakynthos features an extravaganza of fun activities in lush blue waters. It provides access to beautiful marine life, rich archaeology, adventurous boat tours, water sports, historical buildings, and a complete set of activities to make your day.

The island of Zakynthos features an extravaganza of fun activities in lush blue waters. It provides access to beautiful marine life, rich archaeology, adventurous boat tours, water sports, historical buildings, and a complete set of activities to make your day.

Our favourite spots

Hotels in Zakynthos

Where to eat, drink and party in Zakynthos

Although restaurants and cafes in Zakynthos feature all kinds of food even Asian and Thai food, it particularly boasts the quality of fresh seafood. What’s better than having a hot fish soup sitting at a café in a mild sunny day?

Although restaurants and cafes in Zakynthos feature all kinds of food even Asian and Thai food, it particularly boasts the quality of fresh seafood. What’s better than having a hot fish soup sitting at a café in a mild sunny day?

Major events and festivals

The history of Zakynthos and Greece warrant a number of events and festivals every year. Tourists are always eager to experience the culture. So, you want to taste the local culture, here are few festivals that happen in Zakynthos.

The history of Zakynthos and Greece warrant a number of events and festivals every year. Tourists are always eager to experience the culture. So, you want to taste the local culture, here are few festivals that happen in Zakynthos.