Best Time to Visit Zante

Sinker K

Hi All, we are travelling to Kalamaki 20 May for 7 days with 2 children, 6 and 1 and a half years. Does anyone have any idea on whether pools or sea are warm enough for a dip. Also any experience of water park at this time. Much appreciated.

Rachel T

am going to Tsvili in Zante for the 1st time on 3rd May for a week. Am taking my 11 month old and have heard beaches are lovely and very child friendly so thats great. But just wondering if anyone knows what the weather is generally like that time of year as we have booked a villa with a pool and someone told me after I booked that it will be too cold to go in the pool and sea that time of year. Any advice from anyone thats been there early May would be greatly appreciated.

Becky H          10/10

me and my fiance have just come back from alykes. we would definatly go in may again. weather was very lovely and reached 27'c most days. we had 1 day of wind but other then that no complaints.

we had a lovely week- just before the school hols. no where was crowded yet there was a great atmosphere.

Kim M

were flying to zante at 8 o clock 2moro mornin an just our luck it ses rain on here an the other weather website iv checked  im sooo hopin ther both rong there wil be nothin worse than landin in zante in the rain.  cant wait 4 my hol tho yayyyyy!! kim xxxxxx

Louise G          10/10


I have been to Zakynthos 3 time, twice in May and once in August over the last 12 years.  We go again 29th May 2008 and I am very excited.
May is the best time I think as the island is still very green and justifies its name "the flower of the levenant"  Staying in Alykes for the 3rd time.  Hiring a car from Junior Autos who we have used every time we visit.  Very reliable and good cars. 
Any new places to visit?  I have not been for 5 years now so I guess it has changed.  Glad to hear they have a new airport!
If anyone is staying at Nikos Appartments early June, see you there
Louise and Paul

Lynn and craig *          10/10

 may is a lovely time to go to zante.  the weather early may is  a bit erratic  but the  futher into may you go  the  warmer it gets  roughly  25-27 in the day time  alot warmer than that  if  u hit one of the many heat waves that hit greece.   may finds  zante greener than usual  and theres lots to do like turtle spotting on one of the many trips. to the jeep safaris  of course the bars  opening  all the time  during the month of may. if you like  a good laugh  try out the pink panther bar  which  does karaoke   with jessie and bones (always good for a  real laugh with the entertainment also   the relax bar   with  bobby  who  does everything  from drag acts  and karaoke  both these bars  are at the  upper end of the  main strip and drinks in both places alot  cheaper than those in  the  bars and clubs closer to the beach.  if you fancy a tattoo  avoid the  tattoo shop next door to the  pink anther  but   go to the one  further  down   which is very close to big boys. i can recommend there  as me my hubby and  our daughter have al had tattoos from there  at  various imes  and have never needed  any  madical assistance  or recolouring.  

Alexandria B

Me and my boyfriend are heading out to Zante on the 20th May for 2 weeks. It will be our first time there. Anyone know what the weather will be like and any tips on what we could do while were there??

Any info would be appreciated.

Maureen M          9/10

On my way to Tsilivi 29th may, 4th time on the island! Feels like going home! Little quietier than some resorts, but more relaxed locals around. Beach is clean, amazingly beautiful, and not too crowded! Would recommend at any time of year! Dont miss the 'paradise bar' - the guys know their cocktails! A walk up the hill past the Mavrikos hotel gives an insight to the real beauty of this area! Vineyards are everywhere! Also has a little pottery where the owners make you feel like guests not customers, just watch the retsina! All other resorts are less than an hours drive away but the mountains are cool and give an insight to the real people of this island. Have fun, relax and I promise you will return again and again!

Rachael B

hey im going on the 5th may to tsivilli ive bin going every yr 4 bout 4yrs, always go in may and sept! its still hot during the day but the nyt tym it cools dwn abit, theres be stuff open bcoz the hol season strts bout april time! i cant wait to get out there lol. hope u av fun tho xx

Kim M

hi everyone! me an 3 others have just booked a holiday 4 a week in tsilivi from 19th-26th may. we went last year from the 15th june for a week and it was gorgeous every day, very hot.  im just wondering if anyone has been round the time we are going in may this year? im so worried about the weather i luv it hot!!

kim x

Sophie W          10/10


i came to zante on the 24th may(2006) for a week and the weather was absolutely fantastic, got burnt so make sure you take ya sun tan lotion. the hotel koukounaria in Alykes was really busy and was sometimes hard to find a sun lounger. i also went back this year on the 30th may (2007) and the weather was nice although it had been raining the week prior to us arriving. at the beginning of the holiday the weather was hot but not unbearable and as the 2 weeks went on the weather did get hotter although we did have a thunder storm one day at the beginning. would defo recommend you go in late june to guarantee the best weather. cant wait to return on the 26th of june 2008 for another fantastic stay at the koukounaria

Steve U          8/10

Hi all,

My wife and I went to Greece for our honeymoon in 1995. Alright it wasn't Zante but we were in Halkidiki which is another island just round the coast. We went in last week in May first week in June and it was hot then. We are not very good tanners and both came back burnt but we enjoyed it. Have fun!!!

Avril B

hi me & a friend going to laganas in may we know the weather will be fine but we would like to know if anyone has heard of the pallas apartmentscant really find much info on it would like to know wat it is like and how far away from strip it is

Jane W

me and the old man are going to argassi may 4 for 2 weeks .stopping at noula studios does anyone know what they are like.will the weather be warm.

Danielle H           

zante!!! well we loved it its the best place ever all the people in our appartments and all the staff were lovely we went last year this year and we have booked up a gen for june next year we love it!!not very often a geordie finds sum were the lyke xx

Lisa G           

We went in May this year (2006) and it was absolutly fantastic! everything was open and the weather was brilliant! we came back with tans and looked like we'd been for more than a week!!

Hopefully going next year in July... hope it is as good as last time!!!

Daniel L           

i loved it  it was the best hoilday we has evry been on it was fantastic and  am looking forward to going back here (dan leyland )

Gemma C           

we went from 14th may until 28t may, we felt 2 tremors which were odd as we arent used to thembt just felt like someone pushing ur chair along floor....was amusng as was doin my make up and got shaky arm ha ha! its all pretty safe and at the end of the day we cant prevent them just like we cant make the sun shine in uk!!!! zante is a gorgoes place with the breath taking views and very warming community, i say put any worries behind u n enjoy the experience!

Sarah B           

Loved it, and will be back, just home from a week and it was constantly up high 30's but this was high a mini heat wave, would prob go a bit later in season as waass quieter, but means you got fantastic service and spoiled by all the lovely greek blokes  only had a couple of tremors but nothing major...

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