Zakynthos is the southernmost and third largest in both size and population of the Ionian Islands. It is situated 8,5 nautical miles south of Kefalonia, 9,5 nautical milew west of the Peloponese.
You can reach Zakynthos by airplane. The international airport of Zakynthos “Dionysios Solomos” is situated in the southern part of the island, in distance of 4 kilometers from the capital and you can go there by taxi or by private vehicle. There is air connection with Athens International Airport “Eleytherios Venizelos”, 2 or 3 times daily and the flight lasts 1 hour. Zakynthos is also air-connected with Kephalonia, Corfu and Thessaloniki, but not daily. During the high tourist period Zakynthos is connected with flights charter to a lot of big European cities, in England, France, Holland, Italy and other. You can find cheap air tickets if you make reservation early or if you travel during low tourist period.
You can reach Zakynthos by sea, because the port is connected with Kyllini in north-western Peloponnese. Ferry boats depart daily every hour and the trip lasts one hour. However, collect information from the ports because the ferry timetable changes very often according to the season.
You can reach Kyllini ether by private vehicle or by bus (KTEL), from Athens, Thessaloniki or Patra. From Athens and Patra there are daily bus services to Kyllini and the trip lasts 4, 5 and 1, 5 hour respectively. The bus service from Thessaloniki is weekly and the trip to Kyllini lasts roughly 8, 5 hours. In each occasion exists a direct link by car-ferry-boat to Zakynthos. Zakynthos is also connected to Kephalonia from the port of Saint Nikolaos, in Volimes. Ferry boats depart frequently during summer months and the trip lasts 1 hour. Finally, 3 or 4 times a week arrive in Zakynthos super fast-ferries directly from Italy there are direct charter connections between Zakynthos and a number of European cities. The airport in Zakynthos is found in the area of Ampelokipi 3 km from the city. The transportation from / to the airport becomes only with taxi.