Solo Female Travel in Zakynthos

Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is a top-tier Ionian Island nestled in the aquamarine waters of the western coast of Greece. Renowned for its idyllic natural beauty, Zakynthos boasts some of the most splendid beaches in the Mediterranean, including the famous Navagio Beach with its iconic shipwreck. The island is a prime destination for lovers of Greek tradition, as it is dotted with charming villages and Byzantine-era monasteries. Not to be missed is the opportunity to see the endangered loggerhead turtles in their natural habitat at the National Marine Park, one of the Mediterranean's most important nesting spots. Whether it's the enticing local cuisine, vibrant nightlife, rich cultural history, or the breathtaking landscapes, Zakynthos truly offers an unforgettable travel experience.

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Is Zakynthos good for solo travel?



Zakynthos is generally a safe destination for solo female travelers. Like any travel location, it's important to stay alert and aware of your surroundings. However, locals are generally friendly and willing to help. Avoid secluded areas during late hours and always be wary of your belongings. Greek people are known for their hospitality and tourist areas are frequently patrolled by local police, which adds to the safety of the place.


Zakynthos is quite traveler-friendly with well-established public transportation system including buses, taxis, and ferries, making navigation simple. However, schedules can be irregular and much of the island's beauty is found off the beaten path, making car rentals or bike hire handy for deeper exploration.
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Zakynthos, offers a myriad of interesting activities for solo female travelers. Its natural beauty is stunning, from the mesmerizing Blue Caves to Shipwreck Beach, one of the most famous beaches in Greece. Enjoy exhilarating water sports or simply soak up the sun. Zakynthos is also rich with history; don't miss the chance to explore the Byzantine Museum, or the idyllic villages in the mountains. The local food scene, with its tavernas offering traditional Greek cuisine, in addition to the friendly locals, add to the charm of this destination. However, its nightlife can be quite vibrant, which might not be everyone's cup of tea.


The island of Zakynthos offers a delectable variety of Greek cuisine. Fresh seafood is readily available, as well as dishes made with locally grown vegetables and olives. Traditional Greek staples like moussaka and souvlaki can be found everywhere, and the island is known for its flavorful honey and local wine. Dining in Zakynthos ranges from casual eat-in gyro shops to upscale venues that serve gourmet Mediterranean fare. You also won't want to miss the opportunity to try Ladotyri, a unique local cheese. The food scene is very diverse and suitable for different types of foodies. However, the only complaint might be that it lacks a bit in terms of international cuisine.


Zakynthos has a moderate cost in terms of expenses, falling in the mid-range offering both budget-friendly and costly options. Accommodation can be cheaper compared to other parts of Greece, especially if you book outside the peak tourist season. Dining out can vary a lot, but there are many local tavernas or street food options which are quite affordable. Major attractions and activities like visiting the Shipwreck Beach or the Blue Caves are relatively inexpensive but can add up if you do multiple activities a day. However, daily expenses like transportation and food can be budgeted effectively with careful planning.

Is Zakynthos worth visiting?

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3.9 /5

based on 3 experiences

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Sarah (36)

United Kingdom

Family travel experience

I taken my daughter who turned 13 to zante for her birthday and I chose a small very central hotel close to the beach and shops and a 5 minute walk to the party zone. We had an amazing time ans felt very safe as two females alone and I'm planning a solo (my first ever) back at the exact same place this year and I'm nervous to be going alone but also very excited as I hear solo travel is very liberating. This will be my third time to that area as in 2016 I taken my then 18 year old sister with me for her birthday and that's when I fell in love with zante. I'd highly recommend it to anyone but as with anywhere you'd always have to keep your witts about you but the same can be said about your own street it's just that we feel a sense of safety in our own area so we think about that less 😉

Posted: May 27, 2024Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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We loved Zakynthos! The beautiful clear water and lovely little beaches. The best day was when we hired a little boat, we went to ‘shipwreck beach’ which if you’re not experienced in a boat and it’s not a very clear day then I wouldn’t say it’s worth it. That side of the island isn’t as sheltered and the bay was so full of huge tour boats creating waves and you’re no longer allowed to go on the beach itself. We stayed around the north east side of the island after that it was so much calmer and we just anchored up at loads of little secluded spots and beaches and swan in the clear water and Swam to Pelagaki beach which we loved! It has a lovely little cafe at the top of some steps and you can order food on the beach and have it sent down. The food is a very good price for on the beach and portions are very big. We hired a car while there which I think is necessary if you want to explore the island and stay out of the main towns which I would advise. We used Euro Alfa and they were very friendly, waited for us with our delayed flight and no extra add on when you arrive. Overall a lovely trip!

Posted: April 16, 2024Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Oluwafunke (25)


Group travel experience

I was there for just 2 days, but I took a full day tour round the island and it was beautiful 😍, really breathtaking and worth the trip, loved every minute, only downside was the sun, it was so freaking hot, you'd definitely need a sunglass, hat or umbrella for the Sumner trip.

Posted: July 18, 2023Experienced: June, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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