Car Hire Zante Airport
Find your perfect hire car at Zante AirportZante is a beautiful Greek Island blessed with idyllic coastline and forested mountains. Famous as a beach holiday destination, there are also a number of historic sights to explore. Kalamaki is a particularly beautiful beach resort on the Greek Island of Zante.
Pick up the keys to your Avis car hired from Zante Airport and you’ll be just a short drive from the popular seaside resort of Kalamaki, as well as the capital city – Zakynthos Town.
Plan your journey from Zante AirportThe stylish resort town of Kalamaki is just a 10-minute drive from Zante Airport. Boasting excellent beaches with shallow waters and a relaxed atmosphere, this is a firm favourite with families.
Kalamaki is most famous for its Caretta sea turtles, who swim for thousands of kilometres each year (between July and August) just to lay their eggs in the soft sands of the beach. Visitors are asked to leave the turtles alone during this time, but you can still take a glass-bottomed boat trip to watch them in their natural environment.
There are an array of restaurants and shops in the town too. The market in Kalamaki is a great place to pick up souvenirs and try local sweets like mandolato and pasteli.
From Kalamaki, you’re also within easy reach of the island’s capital Zakynthos Town – just a 15-minute drive away. This is where most of the island’s cultural attractions lie.
The ancient Venetian Castle of Zakynthos overlooks the city and is well worth visiting, as is the Byzantine Museum. Housed within the 16th century St Andreas Monastery, the museum features a selection of ecclesiastical art works and restored frescoes. Other important sights include the Church of Dionysius, which displays scrolls from the 13th and 14th centuries.
Explore Kalamaki and Zakynthos Town with ease from the comfort of your Avis rental car.
Beyond Zante AirportZante is a popular Greek island blessed with dazzling beaches and glorious landscapes dotted with olive groves and bougainvillea. With low-key resorts, such as Kalamaki and Alykanas - popular with families and couples - and lively resorts, such as Laganas and Tsivili, it’s definitely a diverse destination.
Askos Stone Park
Just a 45-minute drive from Zante Airport is Askos Stone Park, one of Zante’s top natural attractions. This nature reserve has an abundance of plant and animal life and features unusual stone structures dating back many centuries. A 600-year-old water basin cut into rock and an ancient stone cottage are among the top sights. Expect to see African goats, racoons, wild deer and a variety of birds.
No trip to Zante is complete without a visit to Smugglers Cove, otherwise known as Navagio beach. This legendary destination has graced countless postcards and is recognisable for its ancient shipwreck. In 1982 a ship ran aground in this pretty bay and has remained here ever since. Although it’s one of the island’s most famous attractions, the cove is only accessible by boat. Visitors should drive to Porto Vromi – just under an hour from Zante Airport – and board a vessel from there.
Discover the delights of Zante at your own pace by hiring a car from the airport. From here, the road is yours. All you have to do is drive and discover.