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WHAT TO BRING

Remember to bring a camera, binoculars, a hat and sunscreen lotion. Also remember to bring along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion for insect stings and bites.

WHAT TO WEAR
Cool clothing for summer, as well as your bathing suit and comfortable walking shoes. Warm clothing for winter as the temperature can drop considerably, with the wind chill factor especially prevalent on the island hilltops. We recommend you also bring a warm jacket, gloves, beanie and scarf to ensure you keep warm.

HOW’s THE WEATHER?
During the summer months from April to September our weather is warm to hot with wonderful balmy evenings. Temperatures can fluctuate from 25ºC – 37ºC in the daytime and can drop to a fine chill at night. The winter is cold at night and early in the mornings but the daytime temperatures can be pleasantly warm. Every now and then a very cold front does pass over the island bringing the winter rains Zakynthos is well-known for.

INTERNET
Internet access is widely available throughout the island. Almost all hotels provide internet access, either free or paid. Local coffee shops usually offer free Wi-Fi access, as many other public places do. Feel free to ask for the password, if the network is locked.

ELECTRICITY
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are used.
US visitors require a transformer and British visitors an adaptor. Most establishments provide these, alternatively they can be purchased at the airport or large electrical shops.

TIME
Like most countries in Europe, Greece observes Daylight-Saving.
In summer the time goes one hour forward to 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).
In winter the time reverts back to Eastern European Time (EET) or (GMT+2)

LANGUAGES
National language is of course Greek, but pretty much all inhabitants also speak English (probably due to the fact that British tourists are by far the largest fraction of tourists). German is spoken by many as well, and Italian is well-represented, especially in the northern parts of the island.

 

STAY SAFE
Is it safe to travel to Zakynthos? Has the coronavirus outbreak spread in Zakynthos?
Keep up to date about the latest about the coronavirus pandemic in Greece and how it may affect you on the Greek Government website here:
https://travel.gov.gr/#/
The situation is dynamically evolving, and you should also check the travel recommendations issued by your own ministry of health.
Current information about canceled flights due to coronavirus to and from Zakynthos can be found on the airport’s website:
https://www.zth-airport.gr/en/flight-list