Need To Know


Remember to bring a camera, binoculars, a hat and sunscreen lotion. Also remember to bring along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion for insect stings and bites.

Cool clothing for summer, as well as your bathing suit and comfortable walking shoes. Warm clothing for winter as the temperature can drop considerably, with the wind chill factor especially prevalent on the island hilltops. We recommend you also bring a warm jacket, gloves, beanie and scarf to ensure you keep warm.


Crete has a temperate Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.

There are significant differences between the coastal zone and mountainous areas, as well as between the west and east regions of Crete. This is due to Crete’s geographical position, and its morphology.

Internet access is widely available throughout the island. Almost all hotels provide internet access, either free or paid. Local coffee shops usually offer free Wi-Fi access, as many other public places do. Feel free to ask for the password, if the network is locked.

220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are used.
US visitors require a transformer and British visitors an adaptor. Most establishments provide these, alternatively they can be purchased at the airport or large electrical shops.

Like most countries in Europe, Greece observes Daylight-Saving.
In summer the time goes one hour forward to 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).
In winter the time reverts back to Eastern European Time (EET) or (GMT+2)

National language is of course Greek, but pretty much all inhabitants also speak English (probably due to the fact that British tourists are by far the largest fraction of tourists). German is spoken by many as well, and Italian is well-represented, especially in the northern parts of the island.


Is it safe to travel to Zakynthos? Has the coronavirus outbreak spread in Zakynthos?
Keep up to date about the latest about the coronavirus pandemic in Greece and how it may affect you on the Greek Government website here:
The situation is dynamically evolving, and you should also check the travel recommendations issued by your own ministry of health.