Sailing holidays near Zakynthos

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Zakynthos. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

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Zakynthos is a port city. It is located on the island of Zakynthos. This island is one of the southernmost Ionian islands. It is located near the western coast of the Peloponnese.

 

Zakynthos can delight you with beautiful landscapes, a convenient airport, and excellent swimming beaches. Therefore, this island is extremely popular for sailing holidays.

Парусный сезон
June — October
Туристический сезон
May — October
Marinas in this location
2
Boats in this location
6

Main facts about region

Телефонный код:
+3026950
Язык:
Greek
Часовой пояс:
UTC+2, in summer UTC+3
Валюта:
Euro (EUR)
Население:
9,772

Sailing trip on Zakynthos

On a sailing yacht, you can sail to any beach. It is also possible to create your program without any time or place restrictions. During your sailing trip, you will find secluded coves, caves, islands, and well-hidden beaches, the turquoise waters of the island. Some locations can only be reached by yacht.

 

See the famous Navajo Bay shipwreck site. One of the best beaches in the world is located here. You and your loved ones will like it. Especially if you are traveling on a yacht with children. 

 

We recommend visiting the Blue Caves and Turtle Islands, where the rare Caretta turtles lay their eggs on the beach.

 

You can also combine sailing holidays with lessons and learn how to sail a yacht. The Ionian Rally is held on the island for one week in early August. On May 21st, the Strait Crossing Race is held by the Union of the Ionian Islands.

 

The main ports on the island are Zakynthos, Keri, Skinari, and Agios Nikolaos. Refueling is only possible in Zakynthos and Agios Nikolaos. 

 

There is an area protected by the National Marine Park. It includes Laganas Bay. Mooring is prohibited here. The southwestern part of the island is not suitable for a mooring due to winds and rocky shores.

Zakynthos - Чартер яхт Sailica
Zakynthos - Чартер яхт Sailica
Zakynthos - Чартер яхт Sailica

Yacht routes in Zakynthos

An example of a two-week yacht route from Zakynthos to the mainland and back through Kefalonia:

  • Zakynthos — Keri — Vromi — Argostoli — Asos — Fiskardo — Sivota — Meganisi — Paleros — Kalamos — Kastos — Poros — Nikolaos — Zakynthos.

 

This route can be shortened. If you do not visit the mainland of Greece, the voyage will last a week.

2175 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
47 ft
Length
2008
Built in
3729 €
per week
10
Guests
5
Cabins
49 ft
Length
2016
Built in
9257 €
per week
12
Guests
6
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2020
Built in
9567 €
per week
16
Guests
7
Cabins
82 ft
Length
2010
Built in
12121 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
57 ft
Length
1975
Built in
23781 €
per week
10
Guests
5
Cabins
62 ft
Length
2020
Built in
Marina Zakynthos
4 yachts
Zante
2 yachts

Nearest Airports in Zakynthos

Zakynthos Airport (IATA code - ZTH) is located at a distance of 1 km from the city.

Yachting season and weather in Zakynthos

There are no sudden temperature changes or strong winds in Zakynthos. It is especially humid here. The average annual humidity exceeds 65%, and the sun shines 296 days a year. 

 

The best time to visit the island is from May to mid-September, while July and August are the best months for sailing. 

 

The winds are mostly moderate, north and west during the day. September is characterized by southerly winds, humidity, and rains.

Water temperature in sailing season +21...+27 °
Air temperature in sailing season +30...+35 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Zakynthos

You can also use the following services to get information about weather conditions:

  • noa.gr — Athens Observatory;
  • weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;
  • windfinder is a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.