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Porto Zante Villas & Spa

Zakynthos, Greece

Porto Zante Villas & Spa is an elegant award-winning deluxe villa resort on the beautiful island of Zakynthos, Greece and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Each villa has private beach access making it ideal for couples and families.

At a Glance

  • Voted as Europe’s Leading Villa Resort at the 2015 World Travel Awards

  • Unique brand-new Waterfront Spa with over 20 signature therapies (voted Greece’s Leading Hotel Spa)

  • Beautifully appointed beach front villas all with heated pools

  • Unspoiled views of crystal clear Ionian Sea and Cephalonia

  • Family friendly with children's entertainment

  • Excellent restaurant & bar and in-villa dining service

Beach, Family, Villa, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Book a private boat trip to shipwreck beach earlier in the morning to enjoy the beach all to yourself as it can get crowded if you leave later in the morning.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Make sure you book a table for dinner in Port Limonias as this is the perfect place to enjoy the spectacular sunset.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

For a real taste of ancient Greece head up to Volimes, an untouched town with lovely narrow streets and tiny shops all run by the locals.

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Description

Winner of Europe’s Leading Luxury Beach Villas & Europe’s Leading Private Beach Hotel at the 2015 World Travel Awards, Porto Zante is a boutique resort of 8 luxury villas located on the private beach of a secluded bay on the island of Zakynthos, just west of Greece's mainland. The coastline here is famous for its turquoise waters and beautiful, hidden beaches, and the resort itself has wonderful views across the crystal clear Ionian Sea and the nearby island of Kefalonia. One of the most private and luxurious vacation destinations in Europe, it combines gracious Greek service and exceptional cuisine.

Porto Zante Villas & Spa is a small collection of one to four bedroom, fully equipped deluxe villas and residences with heated pools, most of which have their own private section of the resort's private sandy beach. Guests can be completely self contained and independent, or take advantage of the restaurant with its extensive Greek and Mediterranean menu, use the in-villa dining service, or even have your own private chef. There is a full concierge and maid service 24 hours a day and guests can have their own butler. A kids' entertainment service is available for the resort's younger guests, with an activity off site and for those older ones looking for some pampering indulgence, Spa treatments can be given either at the resort's awarded Waterfront Spa in the peace of your own villa. You can choose from a selection of over 20 signature Spa treatments, each inspired by Greek nature.

Zakynthos has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful Greek islands. It is the southernmost and third largest of the Ionian Islands and is situated 8.5 nautical miles south of Kefalonia and 9.5 nautical miles west of the Peloponnese. Its geographical position ensures easy travel to other islands and Greece’s mainland. The island has a wealth of history and tradition, as for many centuries it was the crossroads for numerous nations and cultures. The Venetians, who ruled the island in the Middle Ages, named it “Flower of the East”. Boat trips can be arranged to explore the many beautiful bays around Zakynthos, or to one of the other Ionian islands.

Accommodation

Designed and furnished with selected pieces of Armani Casa, this beautiful Greek resort combines the privacy and space of world class deluxe villas with the amenities and services of a leading five star hotel. Each of the one to four bedroom luxury villas (sleeping from two to 14) offers ultimate privacy and splendid views of the endless blue Ionian Sea. They are beautifully designed and decorated, with Greek art lining the walls and include a private heated swimming pool (approx 6 x 4.5m or larger), garden, outdoor dining area, Gervasoni outdoor furniture, marble lined bathrooms with Jacuzzi and Bulgari amenities, fitness equipment, Bang & Olufsen Entertainment Systems and free WiFi, iMac Desktops, Bernardaud porcelain, cultery and glasses by Christofle Paris and Miele appliances.

Deluxe Spa Villa

The beautiful one bedroom Deluxe Spa Villa (85 m²), located on the beachfront, enjoys a private heated swimming pool and boasts exceptional views of the endless crystal blue Ionian Sea and accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children. This luxury villa comprises a large master bedroom with a king size bed and a beautifully decorated open plan living area with a kitchenette, a separate additional living room with a sofa bed. The large en-suite bathroom is lined with Dionysian antique marble and features a Jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower cabin with hydro-jet devices.

Executive Spa Villa

The exclusive one bedroom Executive Spa Villa (85 m²) is ideal for discerning guests looking for extra privacy and offers a personal area on the beach and can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children. From the inside, large full size glass doors lead out to a private deck which has direct access to a temperature controlled private swimming pool and a beautiful garden with sun beds, teak garden furniture and dining area. This luxury villa comprises a large master bedroom with a king size bed and a beautifully decorated open plan living area with a kitchenette, a separate additional living room with a sofa bed.The large en-suite bathroom is lined with Dionysian antique marble and features a Jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower cabin with hydro-jet devices.

One Royal Spa Villa

These elegant one bedroom Royal Spa Villas (120 m²), are located on the beach front and all have a private heated swimming pool, deck area and large lush garden where you can enjoy exceptional sea views anytime of the day. This luxury can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children and has large panoramic glass doors, a large king size master bedroom, 2 Dionysian marble lined bathrooms and luxurious living and dining area, which can be converted to a delightful sleeping area for 2 children. The whole villas is beautifully decorated and offers the perfect set-up for families or couples.

Presidential Spa Villa

The Presidential Spa Villa, located on the beachfront, is a Two Bedroom luxury villa (170 m²) with a private heated swimming pool and can accommodate up to 4 adults and 3 children. Panoramic glass doors lead out to a private deck which has direct access to a temperature controlled private swimming pool and a beautifully landscaped garden with sun beds, teak garden furniture and dining area. This luxury villa consists of an entrance hall, two master bedrooms with king size beds, two en-suite marble lined bathrooms featuring a Jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower cabin with hydro-jet devices, walk-in dressing rooms, a luxuriously decorated living & dining area, a personal working desk and a small kitchen.

Grand Presidential Spa Villa

The Grand Presidential Spa Villa, is located on the beachfront and offering a private area on the beach with personal sun beds & umbrella offers ultimate privacy and can accommodate up to 4 adults and 3 children. This Two Bedroom luxury villa (200 m²) has a private heated swimming pool and enjoys stunning panoramic views of the bay. The villa has direct private access to the beach and boasts exceptional views of the nearby island of Kefalonia, the imposing Kyllini castle in the Peloponnese and the endless crystal blue Ionian Sea.

From both the bedroom and living room area, panoramic glass doors lead out to a private deck which has direct access to a temperature controlled private swimming pool and a beautifully landscaped garden with sun beds, teak garden furniture and dining area. The upper level bedroom and living room area offer stunning panoramic views of the bay and also a private outdoor terrace. This luxury villa consists of an entrance hall, two master bedrooms with king size beds, two en-suite marble lined bathrooms featuring a Jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower cabin with hydro-jet devices, walk-in dressing rooms, a luxuriously decorated living & dining area, a personal working desk and a small fully equipped kitchen.

Royal Spa Villa

The Royal Spa Villa, located on the beachfront and offering a private area on the beach with personal sun beds and umbrella, is a two bedroom luxury villa (250 m²) with a private heated swimming pool and an outdoor Spa pool This villa can accommodate up to 4 adults and 2 children. It offers ultimate privacy and seclusion, has direct access to the sandy beach and boasts exceptional views of the nearby island of Kefalonia, the imposing Kyllini castle in the Peloponnese & the endless crystal blue Ionian Sea.

The villa’s private estate entrance and back yard, is imposing with high stone walls and iron gates influenced by the Venetian era which make the absolute statement of ultimate privacy and security. This luxury villa consists of an entrance hall, two master bedrooms with king size beds, two en-suite antique Dionysian marble lined bathrooms featuring a Jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower cabin with hydro-jet devices, two large walk-in dressing rooms, a luxuriously decorated living & dining area with a fireplace, a personal working desk and a large fully equipped kitchen.

Grand Residence

The Grand Residence, located on the beachfront and offering a private area on the beach with personal sun beds and umbrella offers ultimate privacy and seclusion for large families or groups of friends and can accommodate up to 8 adults and 6 children. This four master bedroom luxury residence is built on two levels (370 m²) has a private heated swimming pool and enjoys stunning panoramic views of the bay. Inside their is an entrance hall, four en-suite marble lined bathrooms featuring a Jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower cabin with hydro-jet devices, walk-in dressing rooms, 2 luxuriously decorated living & dining areas, additional separate living areas on the 1st floor which can be converted into 2 sleeping areas for kids or adults and have access to their own 2 separate additional bathrooms, a personal working desk and a small kitchen. The residence has direct private access to the beach and boasts exceptional views of the nearby island of Kefalonia, the imposing Kyllini castle in the Peloponnese & the endless crystal blue Ionian Sea.

Please note that 2 of the bedrooms have independent access to the main part of the villa.

Imperial Spa Villa

The Imperial Spa Villa is ideal for those that wish to rent a private estate with its own private area on the beach and large private tropical gardens and can accommodate up to 8 adults and 4 children.. The Imperial Spa Villa, located on the beachfront and offering a private area on the beach with personal sun beds and umbrella, is a four bedroom luxury villa (420 m²) with a private heated swimming pool and an outdoor Spa pool. It has direct access to the sandy beach and boasts exceptional views of the nearby island of Kefalonia, the imposing Kyllini castle in the Peloponnese and the endless crystal blue Ionian Sea.

The villa’s private estate entrance and back yard is imposing with high stone walls and iron gates influenced by the Venetian and ensures total privacy. This luxury villa consists of an entrance hall, four master bedrooms with king size beds, four en-suite antique Dionysian marble lined bathrooms featuring a Jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower cabins with hydro-jet devices, large walk-in dressing rooms, a luxuriously decorated living & dining area with a fireplace, a personal working desk and a large fully equipped kitchen.

Please note that two bedrooms have independent access.

Childcare

Children are very welcome at Porto Zante Villas & Spa. The private sandy beach of resort is perfect for them, as are the heated pools in all the villas. There is not a specific kid's club, common in larger resorts, however, there is a a Kids’ Corner (the resort’s playground) and kids' service to entertain their younger visitors from 3years old and upwards, which can include activities such as trips to the local village, water park and mini golf. Parents can book this service on arrival and a program of events will be tailor made. Parents can leave their children with the entertainment staff, whilst they enjoy some time to themselves. The Splash Fun Water Park in nearby Tsivili is very popular with younger visitors. The resort's chef has also specially created a kids' menu and babysitting can be arranged in the evening or during the day for children below 3 yrs old.

Facilities

Porto Zante Villas & Spa is the perfect relaxing hideaway, where guests come to relax and escape from it all. The fully equipped villas allow for complete independence, or if guests prefer, they can use the in-villa dining service or have a private chef. The brand-new Waterfront Spa has an indulgent range of therapies, and parents can relax whilst their children are entertained by the kids' service. The concierge service is always on hand to organize private yacht or speedboat excursions, make restaurant reservations, organize car rental, advise on local attractions and arrange any water sports that guests would like to do.

Dining

The Club House Restaurant offers a delicious mix of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed beachfront setting with spectacular views across the Ionian Sea to Kefalonia. Local fresh fish and seafood straight from our fisherman’s catch, accompanied by the freshness and aroma of local herbs and organic products from our estate, will satisfy the most refined taste.

The Club House Bar is the perfect place to relax and serves signature cocktails, spirits and refreshments throughout the day and night to those who wish to escape from the privacy of their luxury villa.

Porto Zante also has a 24 hour In-Villa Dining service where guests can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, light snacks and delicious a la carte dining at the privacy of their world class villa.

Spa

The brand new Waterfront Spa at Porto Zante is a sanctuary for the senses and offers over 20 treatments from all over the world performed in the ultimate privacy overlooking the breathtaking Ionian Sea of your villa or at the private In-Villa Spa and Thalassotherapy areas overlooking the breathtaking Ionian Sea. The experienced Spa therapists are trained in unique holistic, natural and effective treatments that combine natural products with innovative treatments and special massage techniques. The Bulgari and Apivita products used in the treatments are natural and incorporate essential oils and creams made from the purest ingredients derived from organically-grown plants in Greece. The extensive menu of the Porto Zante Waterfront Spa includes a range of signature therapies inspired by the Greek nature and the power of aromatherapy as well as traditional treatments such as facials, body wraps, scrubs and baths and therapists will tailor a treatment program based on guests’ individual requirements.

Activities

Exploring the coast and the waters around the island are is a popular activity on Zakynthos. Private speed boat and yacht excursions to secluded beaches and attractions of Zakynthos and the rest of the Ionian Islands can be arranged by the resort. The shipwreck in Navagio Bay (which Condé Nast Traveler claims is one of the best beaches in the world) is a well-known site, and visiting the breathtaking Blue Caves and Turtle Island where the rare Caretta Turtles lay their eggs on the beach is a very good way of spending a day also for the little guests. Guests can also visit the nearby island of Kefalonia on a short cruise (40 minutes away) or even some of the other beautiful Ionian islands. Cultural excursions to the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and visits to the Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos, the Monastery of St. Dionysios or a traditional winery are only a few experiences offered at Porto Zante. And if you don't mind an early start, you could join the hotel's fishermen to help catch supper. For those who want to stay fit during their vacations, beachfront yoga sessions, in-villa fitness equipment and personal training are also offered on site.

Beach

Porto Zante Villas and Spa is located on a hillside above a pretty sandy cove approximately 200 x 15m in size that is only accessible by the guests staying at the resort. Several of the villas have direct access to the beach. The beach is gently shelving into gorgeous turquoise waters.

On the beach you will find sunbeds, parasols and a beach attendant who will happily provide towels and drinks.

Location & Directions

Zakynthos, Greece

The luxury Greek island hotel resort is located in the region of Tragaki, eight km from Zakynthos International Airport and seven km from the city and harbor of the island. The nearest village, Tsilivi with its shops and restaurants, is only a kilometer away from the resort (10-15 minute walk). Porto Zante is located in front of a private sandy beach and boasts exceptional and panoramic views of the nearby island of Kefalonia, the Peloponnese peninsula and the endless crystal blue Ionian Sea.

When to go

The climate in Zakynthos is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May and October are particularly pleasurable months.

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