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Cheap Flights to Zante (Zakynthos)

Cheap flights to Zakynthos International Airport

Hidden in the scenic breadth of blue waters that make up the Ionian Sea, this small island is a popular summer vacation spot for travelers familiar with going off the beaten path. The airport that serves this island reflects this seasonal trend and is certainly large compared to the island where it is located. It is also referred to as Zante, and has several names depending on whom you ask. Most of the action is focused on the beaches on the southern coastline, with rugged mountains making up the northern and western half of the island.

Attractions in Zakynthos

The beaches of this scenic little island are great for all kinds of activities aside from swimming and tanning. Conditions are also ideal for snorkeling, diving, surfing, sailing, and wildlife viewing. The resident loggerhead sea turtles are known to swim about fearlessly with human companions. For those interested in shopping, food, art, and architecture, the town square and city buildings offer a quaint and authentic look at Mediterranean life.    

Best time to fly to Zakynthos

Spring, the shoulder season when the weather is warm enough to enjoy everything on the island without the seasonal tourists, is the best time to book a flight. The vegetation is lush and green, flowers are in bloom, and accommodations and food are a fraction of the high season price. Stay by the beach in a room with an ocean view, or opt for a romantic villa in the high granite hills.

What to Expect in Zakynthos International Airport

Most of the flights that arrive and leave from here are not long haul flights. Virtually every airline that connects to this airport is European and flies on a seasonal schedule. Direct flights to Zakynthos are not available from Canada, but several connections to Europe are, including routes from Rome's Fiumicino, Frankfurt in Germany, and several airports in England. The airport has ample services that include food and beverage outlets and duty-free shopping.

Tips and Additional Advisory

No flights leave or arrive in Zakynthos between 10 pm and 4 am to accommodate the local turtle population as they lay their eggs. There is little in the way of public transit that connects the airport to the surrounding region. In fact, your choices are limited to taxis or a rental car. If you have a previous booking with a nearby hotel, transportation could be provided directly to your lodging in a hired car or via shuttle.  

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 15 days.