Car Hire in Zante
if you’re planning to hire a car for your holiday in Zante, Thomas Cook has an affordable service with a wide range of vehicles to suit your budget and your individual holiday requirements.
Simply book your car hire online then pick up your car at Zakynthos International Airport. Then you can begin your adventure in spectacular Zante.
Why hire a car in Zante?
Zante is one of the most picturesque of all the Greek islands. Shimmering clear blue waters lap the golden sand on its breath-taking beaches, with Smugglers’ Cove (Navagio Beach) perhaps the most famous beach in all of Greece. The island itself is a mix of fertile plain, rough and ragged country, wild cliffs and sweeping sands.
Zante of the perfect choice for a family holiday, with the best beaches in the country and plenty to see for keen explorers.
What are the best driving routes in Zante?
Enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime boat trip out to Navagio will no doubt form a key part of your Zante holiday itinerary, but hiring a car gives you the option for explore further afield and find more secluded beach spots to spend the day.
Enjoy a relaxing drive down to the beaches in the south of the island including Gerakas, Dafni, Porto Zoro, and Vasilikos. Make the journey to the northeast to enjoy rock swimmingand exploring the caves and underwater marvels at Porto Limnionas. . It’s the ideal road trip and you’ll pass traditional mountain villages and arid scrub land, before the imposing cliffs and the sea appear majestically before you. A trip here should also be finished with some time spent at the relaxing taverna overlooking the turquoise sea.
Immerse yourself in the history of Zante with a day in the north discovering the village of Volimes; famous for honey and lace-making and home to the Monastery of Theotokos Anafonitria.
Are there any local driving rules in Zante?
The interpretation of Greek driving laws, tend to vary slightly between the islands. As the roads in Zante can get busy, it’s important to remember the following:
What’s the speed limit in Zante?
The speed limits in Zante are:
The speed limits can vary in other areas, but they are usually well signposted (Zante and the rest of Greece complies with internationally recognised traffic signs).
The Inside Track
You can drive around Zante in about two hours, but it’s definitely not enough time to make the most of this stunning island. Take time to exploreusing Zante town as your guide; all main roads head directly into town so there’s no need to worry if you struggle with your map reading skills. When heading across the island, you’ll either reach the coast or be directed to Zante Town making it very easy to navigate.
Driving to and parking in town is straightforward. You’ll find free parking along the main port road running alongside the harbour. Unlike many of the other main towns on the Greek islands, youwon’t have a problem with finding a spot. If you drive on past the centre, there are plenty of spaces at this end of the harbour. Wherever you choose to park, it’ll be free and within a short walking distance of the centre.
Tips for driving in Zante
Hiring a car with Thomas Cook…
With a great selection of cars available, choose your perfect vehicle with free theft protection (TP) and collision damage waiver (CDW).Choose Thomas Cook and make the most of exploring Zante.