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How to Escape Tourist Crowds in Zakynthos, Greece

Picture of Ethel Dilouambaka
Updated: 7 November 2017
Zakynthos is a charming little Ionian town with breathtaking beaches, beautiful natural landscapes and a rich past. But it is also a popular destination among foreigners and locals, which makes it crowded during the summer. While it is virtually impossible to avoid running into a crowded area, it is possible to limit your exposure to the masses, especially if you opt to rent a car. Here are a few tips to get away from the crowds in Zakynthos.

Go north

The northern region of Zakynthos, with the little port town of Agios Nikolas and the tranquil region of Skinari, offers a welcoming respite from the busy resorts along the eastern coast or down south. This remote area boasts small fishing villages, splendid nature and tranquility. At Skinari you can enjoy undisrupted views over the sea and long walks in the lush vegetation. You will get to enjoy Zakynthos with the locals.

Skinari Lighthouse