Zakynthos International Airport “Dionysios Solomos”
Zakynthos International Airport “Dionysios Solomos” (IATA: ZTH) serves the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea. Named after the national poet born in Zakynthos, Dionisios Solomos, the airport is located very close to the town and beach of Kalamaki. This specific beach is part of the National Marine Park situated in the island and home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta. As the turtles lay their eggs at night at the beaches of the park during the summer, flights are not permitted to land or take off between 10:00pm to 5:00am.
Zakynthos Airport Transfer
Zakynthos Airport is located approximately 4 kilometres away from Zakynthos town and access is provided via bus service, connecting the airport to Zakynthos Town and other surrounding areas, as well as by taxis and private cars via Runaway 34.
What to do in Zakynthos
Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea, offering a raw natural beauty with its mountainous north, full of inlets and coves, as well as the amazing beaches on the south. A large part of the island is occupied by the Greek National Marine Park, where the endangered species loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta lay its eggs. Turtle-spotting on glass-bottom boats is an experience you have to try, observing the nature following its circle of life.
After arriving to Zakynthos Town, start by visiting Agios Dionisios Church, patron saint of the island, located on the harbour. The original church, after being demolished by an earthquake in 1893, was rebuilt in 1948 and managed to left standing after the earthquake of 1953. It is a classic neo-Byzantine church decorated with amazing frescoes. Also, you can visit the Byzantine Museum which hosts art by the Byzantine and post-Byzantine era and other liturgical artefacts of the time.
Zakynthos is surely a place where daily car trips to beaches are an essential part of exploring the island. A Taxi Mover service with a local driver is ideal to guide you and help you discover places of unprecedented beauty. A trip to Navagio, the famous white beach, is a must-do for instance. On the north of the island, this cove surrounded by white limestone cliffs offers a beach where the remains of MV Panagiotis, a container ship sank of the 80s, rest. You can admire the view from above reaching the beach by a car transfer, or even explore it by the sea and dive in the blue waters.
In the part of the island where the Greek National Marine Park is located, lies Kalamaki, called by many the most beautiful beach on the island. With an untouched golden sand, the beach gradually turns into water, in a scenery you will never forget. In the same area, Gerakas Beach offers a beautiful natural environment to sunbathe and swim and if you can be there before dawn during the summer, then you will see hundreds of baby turtles shuffling their way to the water. Another option to see these endangered little creatures is by taking a glass-bottom boat around the islet of Marathonisi.
The northern part of Zakynthos is also a great place to arrange your daily trips. Take your private car to the little harbour of Skinari, where you can take a boat trip to the Blue Caves, a magnificent scenery formed by limestone sea caves, natural arches and milky blue waters. Last but not least, when travelling to the north, you can also visit Askos Stone Park, a wildlife sanctuary, zoo, farm, forest reserve and archaeological site, all at once. Animals such as ponies, deers, peacocks and rabbits are eager to get fed and pampered, while beautiful orchards with peaches and apples offer relaxing colours and aromas.
Well, Zakynthos is an enjoyable place full of natural beauty! Why not enjoy it at its fullest? By booking a Taxi Mover service, you organize your taxi transfers in advance, making sure that your daily trips to beaches are always well-planned along with a professional driver and a suitable car. Fill in all your preferences and Taxi Mover will be your partner along this trip. Book your transfer now and explore all this natural beauty!