Key facts

  • Currency: EUR:Euro
  • Language: Greek
  • Flight duration: 3 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
  • Timezones: GMT +2

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In the summer months, temperatures in Zante regularly soar above 30°C. That said, a northerly wind called the ‘meltemia’ wafts over the island in the afternoons, cooling things down. Things are fairly mild in April, May, September and October, when the mercury settles in the mid-20s.


Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Zante.


JAN 15.0 104.0
FEB 15.0 78.0
MAR 16.0 54.0
APR 19.0 34.0
MAY 22.0 16.0
JUN 26.0 5.0
JUL 28.0 2.0
AUG 30.0 3.0
SEP 27.0 48.0
OCT 24.0 66.0
NOV 20.0 113.0
DEC 16.0 129.0

Health & Safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the UK. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Greek nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Greece but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

For more information visit the Foreign Office website -