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Car Rental in Zakynthos

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Zakynthos Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$8.16 / per day
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Zakynthos Hotel Delivery Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 107 or similar
Peugeot 107
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$8.32 / per day
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Zakynthos Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$8.93 / per day
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Zakynthos Hotel Delivery Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$9.01 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Zakynthos Hotel Delivery Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Surprice
$9.09 / per day
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Zakynthos Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$9.12 / per day
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Zakynthos Hotel Delivery Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$9.27 / per day
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Zakynthos Hotel Delivery Car Rental
Economy Elite
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$9.36 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:32 on 2020-05-31. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
1 days
Economy car rental price
$15.82 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5

Why rent a car in Zakynthos?

Zakynthos is a great place to explore by car. Different from most of the other Greek Islands and unique in heritage, it has everything from long beaches to ancient sites and spectacular natural areas. Public transportation on the islands is limited and infrequent, so getting a rental car is your best bet to see it all.

One-Way Car Rentals in Zakynthos

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Zakynthos and drop off in another city include:

  • From Zakynthos to Athens - 43 offers from 38.00 USD per day

Top ways to enter Zakynthos

  • Zakynthos Airport: Also known as Dionysios Solomos Airport in honor of a Greek poet who hailed from the island, Zakynthos Airport handles nearly 2 million travelers every year. Like many other Greek airports, it is especially active during the summer months when nearly 40 different airlines fly to and from the island, including low-cost carriers like Wizz Air, Ryanair, Vueling, and easyJet. Located only 5km (3 miles) southeast of Zakynthos city center, the airport can be reached in about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on traffic. 
  • By ferry: It is also possible to fly to another international airport in Greece and then take a ferry to Zakynthos. Some airports near Zakynthos include Kefalonia Airport, Patras Airport, Kalamata Airport, Preveza Airport, and Ioannina Airport. It might be possible to pick up a rental car at the airport and then take it on a ferry to Zakynthos, but you should first ask your rental car provider if they permit it. You can also pick up a rental car at Zakynthos Airport after arriving. It’s also important to look up the ferry schedule in advance - the services are much more frequent during the spring and summer months.

Useful city facts

  • Like much of the rest of Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a warm and mild Mediterranean climate. The average temperature is 31°C  (87°F) in July and August, the warmest months of the year, and 14°C  (58°F) in January and February, the coldest months. Precipitation is quite high from October to March but extremely low from May to August.
  • Inhabited since prehistory, Zakynthos was mentioned in both the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two epics of Homer. Zakynthos has been ruled by many civilizations, each of them having left an influence on the island’s culture. Unlike most of the rest of Greece, Zakynthos was, for a time, a part of the Republic of Venice, and this heritage can still be noticed in the island’s architecture and cuisine.

Top destinations and activities

  • Zakynthos Town. Located on the east coast, the island’s largest city is the main entry point for those visiting Zakynthos and also its most active and upbeat place. With many restaurants, taverns, museums, and galleries that are mainly centered around the town’s piazza or main square, Zakynthos Town has something for everyone. With some of the best hotels on the island located here, it can serve as a great base from which to explore the rest of Zakynthos.
  • Laganas. Something of Greece’s response of Ibiza, the resort town of Laganas is one of the busiest party spots not only on Zakynthos, but in the whole region. A picturesque place, it is home to many bars, nightclubs, and concert venues frequented by electronic music DJs from all over Europe. If crazy parties is not exactly your thing but you’d still like to enjoy the beautiful nature, head to nearby Kalamaki which is much quieter and more relaxed.
  • Navagio. Also known as Shipwreck Beach, Navagio is a small cape on the northern part of Zakynthos that is most famous for the wreck of MV Panagiotis, a smuggler’s ship that crashed and washed ashore here nearly 40 years ago. Combine a visit here to the nearby Agios Gergio Kremnao monastery in the nearby hills. An interesting place in its own right, it also offers amazing views of the beach and shipwreck below.

Traffic and parking tips

  • There are no highways on Zakynthos (nor on any other Greek islands).
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 90 km/h (55.9 mph) on roads outside populated areas and 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • Many gas stations might be closed during the weekends and public holidays. 
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to steep fines and a license ban. Exceeding the limit of 0.08% is a criminal offense and can lead to up to two years of imprisonment.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. The police number is 100, the ambulance number is 166, and the fire brigade number is 199. 

Toll roads

  • There are no toll roads in Zakynthos. There are a number of toll roads, tunnels, and bridges on the Greek mainland. Many travelers find them very hard to navigate and some choose to avoid using the toll roads altogether because of the very complex system that is in place. Different toll roads are administered by different private companies and so there is not a single, nationwide (or even region-wide) system in place.
  • For most toll roads, payment can be either made with cash at a toll gate, by credit card, or with coins at an automatic toll machine. For some roads, an electronic transponder might be used to pay for using the toll road. Some rental cars might be equipped with such an electronic transponder. However, because of the aforementioned different systems that are in place, this payment method might work for some toll roads but not for others. Plan your route in advance and ask your car rental provider about the best way to pay for the toll roads that you plan to use. 

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Cape Skinari. Sitting on the very northern edge of Zakynthos, Cape Skinari is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the island thanks to its magnificent panoramic views of the sea both to the west and to the east of the cape. If you’re visiting during the summer months, chances are you might join a Greek wedding party as they take place frequently in this beautiful place. Cape Skinari is located 35km (22 miles) from Zakynthos Town, a trip that can be done in about one hour.
  • The Blue Caves. Stunning geological formations filled with bright blue water, the Blue Caves are truly impressive places to visit. They are located on different parts of the island and you’ll need a boat to reach them. Most of the departure points can be reached by car, such as the Agios Nikolaos Port that is about a 45-minute drive north of Zakynthos Town.
  • The beaches. Although Zakynthos has many attractions, the number one of which is its long, beautiful sea coast. There are plenty of beaches to choose from too - Agios Nikolaos Beach is fun and busy, and also has opportunities for different water sports, calm Xehoriati Beach and its rocky reefs offer great snorkeling locations, and Alikes Beach is stony but has many great beach restaurants.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Zakynthos is the Fiat Panda, followed by the Fiat 500 and the Nissan Micra. The most popular rental car type is a mini, although many travelers also pick economy and compact vehicles.

Further destinations

  • Kefalonia. Also known as Cefalonia, the beautiful Ionian island is one of Zakynthos’ closest neighbors. Despite its small size, you’ll find not only beaches, but other natural attractions as well, such as the Melissani Lake, the Drogarati Caves, and the picturesque Paliki Mountain chain. The two islands are linked by a ferry service, though it’s a good idea to look up the schedule in advance as the service is much more active during the summer months. On Zakynthos, the ferry departs from Agios Nikolaos Port. If you’d like to take your rental car on a ferry, first make sure your rental car provider permits it.
  • Peloponnese. This large peninsula is the part of the mainland Greece that’s the closest to Zakynthos. Mentioned in many Greek myths, it remains one of the most traditional areas of the country. Highlights include sites such as Ancient Corinth, the Acropolis of Mycenae, and the Apollo Temple, as well as a rugged coastline with picturesque towns like Nafplio. The Peloponnese can be reached by ferry, but if you’d like to take a rental car on it, first make sure your rental car provider permits it. Alternatively, you can drop off one rental car in Zakynthos and pick up a new one in places like Patras, Kalamata, Argos, or Nafplio.
  • Olympia. Located in the southern part of Peloponnese not far from Zakynthos, Ancient Olympia is a place where the first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC. It was not only a venue for sports, but also an important religious complex dedicated to Zeus. The ruins of many monuments are still standing. From Zakynthos, you can take a ferry to Kyllini; from there, Olympia is about an hour’s drive southeast. If your rental car provider doesn’t permit bringing a car on a ferry, you can drop off one rental car in Zakynthos and pick up a new one in Kyllini.

Car Rental Prices in Zakynthos

  • Large cars - from $28 per day
  • Medium cars - from $24 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $78 per day
  • Small cars - from $18 per day
  • SUVs - from $48 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tips and land a great rental car in Zakynthos:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Zakynthos is the cheapest in September when renting a car is an entire 75% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Zakynthos

  1. Athens Car Rentals from $4.35 per day
    269.5 km / 167.5 miles away
  2. Heraklion Car Rentals from $6.73 per day
    468.1 km / 290.8 miles away
  3. Thessaloniki Car Rentals from $4.38 per day
    356.6 km / 221.6 miles away
  4. Corfu Car Rentals from $9.33 per day
    222.5 km / 138.2 miles away
  5. Santorini Car Rentals from $11.12 per day
    434.4 km / 269.9 miles away
  6. Chania Car Rentals from $7.64 per day
    381.8 km / 237.2 miles away
  7. Rhodes Car Rentals from $9.15 per day
    656.0 km / 407.6 miles away
  8. Mykonos Car Rentals from $10.59 per day
    394.8 km / 245.3 miles away
  9. Kefalonia Car Rentals from $7.08 per day
    53.1 km / 33.0 miles away
  10. Preveza Car Rentals from $8.64 per day
    131.0 km / 81.4 miles away
  11. Kos Car Rentals from $11.10 per day
    559.4 km / 347.6 miles away
  12. Piraeus Car Rentals from $14.06 per day
    243.0 km / 151.0 miles away
  13. Naxos Car Rentals from $10.22 per day
    402.9 km / 250.4 miles away
  14. Kalamata Car Rentals from $10.08 per day
    126.2 km / 78.4 miles away
  15. Samos Car Rentals from $10.59 per day
    530.1 km / 329.4 miles away
  16. Paros Car Rentals from $10.22 per day
    383.8 km / 238.5 miles away
  17. Skiathos Car Rentals from $14.67 per day
    277.8 km / 172.6 miles away
  18. Karpathos Car Rentals from $13.61 per day
    616.0 km / 382.8 miles away
  19. Kavala Car Rentals from $14.81 per day
    476.4 km / 296.1 miles away
  20. Milos Car Rentals from $17.73 per day
    339.1 km / 210.7 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Zakynthos

  1. Downtown Car Rentals from $9.64 per day
  2. 0.6 km / 0.4 miles away
  3. 3.4 km / 2.1 miles away
  4. 22.5 km / 14.0 miles away
  5. 52.9 km / 32.9 miles away
  6. Patras Airport Car Rentals from $19.07 per day
    64.5 km / 40.1 miles away
  7. Downtown Car Rentals from $18.62 per day
    93.0 km / 57.8 miles away
  8. Downtown Car Rentals from $12.06 per day
    121.0 km / 75.2 miles away
  9. Kalamata Airport Car Rentals from $10.08 per day
    126.2 km / 78.4 miles away
  10. 130.6 km / 81.1 miles away
  11. Downtown Car Rentals from $8.64 per day
    134.7 km / 83.7 miles away
  12. Koroni Downtown Car Rentals from $28.57 per day
    142.6 km / 88.6 miles away
  13. Ioannina Airport Car Rentals from $12.50 per day
    215.9 km / 134.2 miles away
  14. Corfu Airport Car Rentals from $9.33 per day
    222.1 km / 138.0 miles away
  15. Aegina Port Car Rentals from $46.42 per day
    223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
  16. Aegina Downtown Car Rentals from $46.42 per day
    223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
  17. 224.1 km / 139.3 miles away
  18. Corfu Port Car Rentals from $9.33 per day
    224.6 km / 139.6 miles away
  19. 225.0 km / 139.8 miles away
  20. Volos Airport Car Rentals from $14.60 per day
    232.5 km / 144.5 miles away

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Zakynthos?

Car rental prices in Zakynthos vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Zakynthos
$60.03
January
February
$11.12
March
$26.68
April
$58.91
May
$49.15
June
$54.31
July
$55.16
August
$28.60
September
$27.02
October
$37.73
November
$28.48
December
The best month to rent a car in Zakynthos is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $11.12). This is 72% cheaper than the yearly average and 81% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $60.03 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Zakynthos?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 15 days in September, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Zakynthos
15
January
6
February
4
March
April
5
May
7
June
6
July
6
August
3
September
4
October
6
November
9
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Zakynthos?

While travelers visit Zakynthos year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Zakynthos by Monthly Searches
70%
January
391%
February
434%
March
April
6%
May
5%
June
7%
July
8%
August
4%
September
49%
October
12%
November
214%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion VW Up 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Suzuki Alto 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Citroen C1 3 1 Small cars
Autounion Citroen C1 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Nissan Micra 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
AddCar Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
June 12, 2019
Beautiful island with dramatic scenery and lovely beaches
Czech Republic
Volkswagen Up
August 23, 2018
Snorcheling in Gerakas bay, where we saw plenty of colourful fish Watersports in Banana bay (great meals in Casa Playa (I especially recimmend fresh tuna steak) Observing of logerhead turtles in Agios Sostis (we saw some in the port,no commertial trips), taxi boat to Turtle Island. Caves and reefs in Porto Limnionas end Porto Roxa Fishing in Amoudi, where we were staying (I also recommend taverna Achillion- sea food and coctails).

Top 17 Suppliers in Zakynthos in 2020

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+302695033333
Zakynthos Airport Dionysios Solomos, Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Exceptional 9.2
+302111875564
Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+302695033050
Zakynthos Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9.1
302611180210
Zakinthos 290 92
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
+302695033050
Airport Road, Zakinthos 291 00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.9
+302695024212
Arrival Hall
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+302695033050
Zakynthos International Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.9
+302695044004 / +306978488361 / +3026950440045
Airport Road, Zakinthos 291 00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.9
+302695043313
MEET AND GREET STATION
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+302695033060
Zakynthos International Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+302695033209
Zakynthos 291 00, Greece
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.7
+34965233425 / 306937369381
Airport Avenue Opposite the airport, 29100 , Zakynthos, Greece
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
+302695033106
Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+306937369381
Airport Avenue Opposite the airport, Zakinthos 291 00
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.1
+306943132339
Zakynthos International Airport, Zakinthos 290 92
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.1
+306937369381
Goldcar, Airport Avenue Opposite the airport, Zakinthos 291 00
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 7
+302695043313
Zakynthos - Zakynthos Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00

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