Once a small fishing village, Tsilivi has blossomed into an atmospheric holiday destination that’s ideal for families and couples. Swathed in olive groves and wreathed by vineyards, it’s retained much of its original charm, offering a distinctly-Greek ambience, while providing all the amenities expected by the 21st Century traveller. For those looking for fun in the sun, the resort has a spectacular beach; a 2km-long swoosh of golden sand lapped by sapphire seas and backed by a good selection of beachside bars.
Water sports are plentiful for anyone wishing to add a shot of adrenaline to proceedings. There’s good shopping to be had in the resort, with a weekly market for all those hard-to-come-by trinkets and mementoes. While a small and relatively quiet holiday destination, Tsilivi holidays are perfect if you’re travelling with your family, friends or a partner.
The best place to be on sunny days is Tsilivi Beach. This Blue Flag award-winning beach is perfect for sun worshippers; you can work on your tan on the golden sands, splash about in the water, or even try some water sports like banana boating or water skiing. A boat trip to Turtle Island (Marathonisi) is a must on any holidays to Tsilivi. Here you may be lucky enough to spot endangered loggerhead turtles, who come to the island to nest. Or why not hop aboard a boat to Smugglers Cove, where you can explore a shipwreck from the 1980s? Kids of all ages will love the thrilling slides at Tsilivi Water Park, and there’s even crazy golf in the town centre. When the sun sets, you’ll find plenty of cosy tavernas and restaurants on the waterfront, as well as some lively bars and clubs open until late. It’s just a short drive to Zante Town where you can enjoy souvenir shopping for some authentic Greek delights such as handmade ceramics or local arts and crafts to take back home for friends and family.
Tsilivi enjoys a typical, Mediterranean climate, with cool winters and hot, dry summers. For the best Tsilivi weather, book your holidays to Tsilivi between June and September, when the temperature peaks in the high 20s. The rainiest months are between December and January, although the climate is still warm, with the mercury hovering in the low teens.
Flights land at Zakynthos International Airport, which is roughly 10km from the centre of the resort.