About Zante / Zakynthos
Zante (or Zakynthos), the southernmost of the Ionian Islands, has had an interesting and varied history. Probably the greatest obvious influence was the Venetian rule of over 300 years from 1484 until 1797, when the French took over and there followed a series of rulers or protectorates, including the British, until the
Ionian Islands united with Greece in 1863. The national poet, Dionyssius Solomos, was born in Zante. The famous Blue Caves and Shipwreck Bay figure on many Greek tourist promotions.
There are plenty of direct flights from most UK airports from May to October, otherwise you can fly via Athens, by twice daily flights or by road and ferry from Killini, an hour out of Patras. Anna’s House is about 50 minutes’ drive from the airport and the port at
If you need help with travel or car hire, we have built up many useful contacts and are happy to help.
Once on the island, you have the choice of enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the house and views, trying the many local tavernas, swimming in the many bays in crystal-clear sea, or exploring the villages, hills and
monasteries, or Zakynthos Town, with its shops and bustle.
We have a comprehensive House Book giving you specific recommendations and Jo who lives near by, is a mine of useful information as she has first hand knowledge of almost everywhere.
look forward to welcoming you to Zakynthos in the near