Zakynthos – also known as Zante – is one of the most alluring of the Greek islands, offering a balance of natural beauty and attractive towns, with tavernas and shops hidden down every alleyway and views out to the golden beaches that have made the island such a popular getaway. There’s no more authentic way to experience it than with a villa stay. Our collection of the best in Zakynthos covers modern minimalist retreats and farmhouse properties tucked amid the pine forests and hiking trails of the mountainous interior.
Sitting on a forested hill with views out to the island of Marathonisi, this complex comprises farmhouse-style villas with an unpretentious style: rough-hewn walls in pink and terracotta, country-style kitchens and bedrooms and, in some cases, private pools with sea views. Keri Beach is nearby, while Marathonisi harbours beautiful sea caves, perfect for snorkelling.