We are very happy to present our new park in Zante – this peaceful park surrounded by olive trees is located on the
north east coast of the island and just 10 minutes’ walk from the Blue Flag beach – a 2km stretch of soft white sand
lapped by shallow clear water that is safe for kids to play in. The park is within walking distance of shops, bars,
restaurants, 5 km from the capital of the island and 10km from the airport.
The park is open all year round and has a swimming pool (seasonal), bar (seasonal), laundry facilities and a medical
room, free WiFi in the bar, one pet is permitted for each home and subletting is permitted. The nearby Blue Flag
beach is suitable for children and has a selection of beach bars, various water sports (windsurfing, water skiing,
banana, pedalos, jet skiing, paragliding) and also parts of the beach that are quiet, where you can lay your towel and
just enjoy the sun.
The local town is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and within walking distance are shops, bars, restaurants,
banks, doctors and pharmacies as well as a fantasy mini golf spread over 4 acres. The three mini golf courses with
various degrees of difficulty have revolving windmills and erupting volcanoes among the obstacles to negotiate. The
town also boasts a water park, fun park for children and 10 pin bowling – yet – away from the family entertainment strip
it still retains the feel of a traditional Greek fishing village.
Zante Town is the capital and commercial centre of the island – most of the houses, shops and buildings have been
rebuilt in the traditional Venetian style since the massive earthquake in 1953. The town is home to beautiful
churches, museums and high-end shopping from clothing and jewellery to pottery made by local craftsmen. The
harbour is busy with ships of all sizes ranging from excursion boats, yachts, cargo ships, inter island ferries and the
occasional cruise liner. Freshly caught fish can be purchased early in the morning from the fishing boats that tie up at
the quayside just off the main port road.
The coast of Zante is beautiful and there are numerous boat trips to enjoy – many are from the local town or nearby
Zante Town. The choice includes around the island trips, the Blue Caves, shipwreck beach (seen photographed from
the cliffs above on many pictures of Zante), turtle spotting trips and of course fishing trips.
● Open 12 months of the year
● Annual Ground rent: from 2,995€- 4,495€
● Plot sizes = Approximately 56m² – 70m².
● Electricity: metered
● Water: metered
● Swimming pool (open 09:00 – 20:00 – Summer season)
● Bar (open 09:00 – 21:30 – Summer season)
● Laundry facilities
● Medical room
● W-Fi: Free in the Bar
● 10 minutes’ walk to Blue Flag beach
● 5 minutes’ walk to shops, restaurants, bars etc
● Pets welcome (1 per home)
● Subletting permitted
● Bus stop: 550m
● Zante town: 5km
● Zante airport: 10km
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Why should I buy a property from Mobile Homes Abroad Ltd / Caravans in the Sun?
No pressure sales
No obligation to buy
Viewing trips available
2) What does a viewing trip include?
Viewing of development at your leisure and tour of local area. Click here for more information
3) How much deposit is required?
10% deposit secures your mobile home. For special offers the remaining balance is due 28 days from invoice
Part exchanges may be considered. Email for further details
4) Do I lose my deposit?
Your deposit will be refunded in full once we have re-sold your reserved mobile home and/or plot, less any
expenses that may be incurred by ourselves.
5) What is included in the price?
Furnished mobile home sited and connected on to your own plot.
6) What are the running costs? (At time of writing – July 2019)
Annual Ground rent: from 2,995€- 4,495€ (paid annually)
Water: Metered (billed every 6 months)
Electricity: Metered (billed every 6 months)
Gas: bottled – 20€
W-Fi: Free in the Bar
7) What are the plot sizes?
Approximately 56m² – 70m². Homes available from 8m x 4m to a maximum of 10m x 4m
8) How long can I keep my mobile home on site for?
As long as required, the condition of mobile home & plot must be well maintained.
9) Can I sell or rent my mobile home if required?
Yes, we can advertise your mobile home for sale on our website, please click here to view our mobile home
resale service. Yes – subletting is permitted.
10) What facilities are available on site?
The park has a swimming pool (open 09:00 – 20:00 – Summer season), bar (open 09:00 – 21:30 – Summer
season) laundry facilities and a medical room. The nearest bus stop is 550 metres from the park.
11) What facilities are nearby?
Shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, ATM, are all within easy walking distance (500 metres) of the park.
Within 15 minutes’ walk 4acre mini golf, 15 mins to Tsilivi Water park – fun and slides for all ages.
12) Would I need to hire a car whilst over there?
Not necessarily as it is only 10km to the airport and local buses run to most towns on the island (though the last
bus can be early evening).
13) How far is the site from the nearest airport?
Zante airport is approximately 10km from the park.
14) What is the weather like?
Zante has an enviable Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild wet winters. Summer from June –
mid September is sunny and hot – July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 26ºC.
The temperature in winter is mild in comparison to northern European countries with the average temperature
only dropping as low as 13ºC, even in January. The likelihood of rain in Zante in the winter however is high with
an average of 165mm in November and 147mm in December.
Spring – from mid-March – May is mild, the rains gradually become rarer and sunny days become increasingly
15) Are pets allowed on site?
Yes – pets are welcome (one pet per home)
16) How long is the site open for and how long can I stay here for?
The park is open for 12 months of the year and homeowners may visit as often as they wish and stop as long as
17) Does all work on plots have to be done by site owners?
Decking etc to be installed by the park – at an additional cost.
Mobile homes for sale in Zante, Tsilivi
We have 2 options available on this mobile home park. Option 1 – We may be able to offer accommodation in the mobile home located on site (subject to availability) so you can get the full feel for the park and local area. We feel that this is the best way to experience the mobile home park and lifestyle (If this accommodation is not available we will find alternative local accommodation). Alternatively, option 2 – you can make an appointment to be shown around the park and the homes available during a day visit.
Option 1 – We advise your trip to be 2 nights and 3 days, when you arrive at the park you will be greeted by the site management and then taken to your accommodation. We all know that traveling can be tiring so on your arrival day you will be able to relax for the rest of the day/evening after being collected from the airport. If required our team can inform you of the local area, the location of amenities, the way to the sea front, restaurants and answer any initial questions you may have. The next day they will show you around the site and answer any further questions you may have. You may then want to take a walk along the beach, explore surrounding towns and villages, take a drive around the local area or visit some of the local attractions. If you would like to take a drive and explore yourself then our team will always be on hand for advice, directions and any other information you may require. That night you get to relax in your home again before heading back to the airport for your return flight home. You may wish to return to the park the following day for a final look before flying back, this is fine and our team will be available to take you back for a second look.
Option 2 – You contact our office with your planned travel arrangements and day of arrival with an approximate time for when you would like to view the park. We then make the arrangement for you to come and view the park and homes (where applicable). Unfortunately an appointment is necessary to view the park, we like to keep disruption to home owners to a minimum. We do not employ high pressure sales teams and at no time during the visit will you be under any pressure or obligation to purchase. We believe that the product, once seen sells itself and if you are interested, you will contact us to complete the purchase. We will then ensure that you are given our full assistance and guide you through your purchase if required.
At no time during the visit will you be under any pressure or obligation to purchase. We believe that the product, once seen sells itself and if you are interested, then you will contact us to complete the purchase. We will then ensure that you are given our full assistance and guide you through your purchase. Your travel arrangements are booked in conjunction with our UK office subject to availability. This will be coordinated with our customer service team in Zante.
We can give friendly advice and help about where and how to book your flights and car hire; we will arrange and reserve your on site mobile home accommodation (payable locally on arrival, approximately 50€ per night for 2 people, 60€ per family). For further details or to book a viewing trip please contact our office on UK freephone: 0800 6 44 45 46 or email sales@caravansinthesun.
Please note: Brand new mobile homes are not already sited on the mobile home park, these models must be viewed in the UK either prior to, or after your park visit. Please call us if you are interested in viewing a new mobile home, we will locate your requested make/model of home on a showground in the UK, trying to provide a location as close to you as we possibly can. Any resale mobile homes we may have listed on the website are situated on the park and will be available to view with your appointment.
- Viewing trip costs will be refunded up to a maximum of £150 if you proceed to purchase a brand new mobile home (excludes pre-owned resale homes). Your accommodation invoice or flight receipt will be required for the credit adjustment and will be shown as a credit on your final invoice. The cost is not redeemable in conjunction with any other special offer, price reduction, discounts or promotions.
Flight information for Zante (Zakynthos) airport
Below you will find useful links to the airlines which fly from the UK to Zante (Zakynthos) airport (The closest destination to our mobile home park in Tsilivi).
Moving to Zante – Information
Arriving in Zante
- The Journey
- Obtaining a Greek Tax number
- Telephone and Internet Installation
- Residence Permit
- Health Care in Zante
- Opening a bank account
- Driving / Buying a car
- Speaking Greek
- Satellite TV
- Changing passport
- Useful telephone numbers
By Sue Willett 2009
Obtain Greek Tax number
A tax number is necessary for …
- Buying land or property
- Buying a car
- Installing a telephone and internet
- Opening a bank account
- Having electricity connected
Forms are obtained from the tax office which is located between K.Lombardo (the main road along the sea front in Zakynthos town) and Filita which runs parallel. Piraeus bank is on the corner.
The office is on the 3rd floor,and we were told to return the next day to collect our tax number. We also needed to show our passports and a photocopy. The whole process took less than five minutes and the staff we dealt with were helpful ( their English was much better than our Greek I’m ashamed to say !)
Returned the following day and after a brief wait (half an hour) were given our tax numbers, with an apology for keeping us waiting!
Telephone and Internet Access
We visited the OTE telephone shop in Zakynthos Town (in St.Solomons Square, which is at the very top end of the main road next to the harbour). A very helpful young man (who was a customer) kindly explained to the shop assistants that we required a landline telephone and internet access. We were told to return the following day to discuss with the telephone engineer, the feasibility of installing a phone.
On returning we spoke to a very friendly OTE assistant (who spoke English) and we were able to apply for a landline phone and internet access. We needed to show our Greek tax number and passport. It is also helpful if you can give them a phone number of a neighbour so that they can check if service is available in that area.
The telephone line was installed within the week (and be warned it is just a line), we bought our own telephone and back box to fit it to the wall.
After a few weeks of waiting for OTE to connect our internet, a young neighbour advised us to go to PC Express computer shop in town who provided a modern, fast internet and Wi-Fi for 30 euros a month, fitted in five days!
This is needed for importing or purchasing a car. It is an EU requirement to register at the local police station but Greece still issues a permit.
- 6 passport photos
- One photocopy of passport
- Name of father and mother
- Address in Greece
- Tax number
- Date of arrival in Greece
- Two copies of European Health Card
- Proof of income or retirement pension
- Contract proving employment
If successful, you will be issued with a buff permit for 5 years then you have a blue permit for life.
Health care in Zante
Information from NHS Healthcare Greece:
You will be treated on the same basis as a resident of Greece. Remember, each country has a different healthcare system and might not include all the things you would expect to get free of charge from the NHS. This may mean that you have to make a patient-contribution to the cost of your care. You may be able to seek reimbursement for this cost when you are back in the UK. It is important that you ensure you are treated by a state healthcare provider as you will not be covered for private healthcare.
The Greek social security institute ( IKA-ETAM) will provide information:
IKA-ETAM – office located in Zante town. We took our E106 forms into the 2nd floor where we were helped to fill in IKA application forms. We had to show passports, tax numbers and provide a passport sized photograph. Our IKA booklets were ready to collect after 48 hours. These are “health passports” and must be presented at any medical attendance.
IKA-ETAM also has a website updated regularly with useful information.
Dial 166, useful to store in your mobile phone.
Living in Greece
If you are receiving a UK state pension or in receipt of long term incapacity benefit, you may be entitled to state healthcare paid for by the UK. You will need to apply for an E121 which you should then present to the Greek health authorities.
However, if you move to Greece to live but not work and do not receive a UK benefit, you may be eligible for up to two and a half years of state healthcare cover, paid for by the UK. In this case you need to apply for an E106.
Apply at The Pension Service
Dept for Work and Pensions
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 21 81999 Fax: 0191 21 87376 Text phone : 0191 21 87280 International code: (+44 191)
Doctors and Dentists in Zante
Dr Laura Borka (GP)
Laganas High Street
TEL: (0030) 26950 52202
Dr Rodoula Spinthaki (GP)
TEL: (0030) 26950 28562
Dr Dioysios Lappos (GP)
TEL: (0030) 26950 45112
Vasilos Kolios (Dentist)
TEL: (0030) 26950 28681
16, 21st May Street
TEL: (0030) 26950 44425
After registering successfully for IKA, you just need to phone them for a doctors appointment.
Opening a Bank Account
This was surprisingly easy and simple! We went to the Alpha Bank, which is situated at the Soloman Square, at the end of the main shopping street in Zakynthos town (had seen this recommended by ex-pats on internet site)
We had to show our passports, tax number and proof of address, the bank assistant (who spoke English) completed all the paperwork for us and thirty minutes later we had our bankbook in hand! Be aware that you need to confirm with the bank that you want a bank card, which involves another form!!!
We transferred funds by depositing a cheque which takes 15 days to clear into your Greek account, in the meantime we used our UK cash cards. There is an ATM available in Alykes (as in most resorts)
Alpha Bank has internet access in English so it will make organising finances that bit easier.
Driving / buying a car
We have drove abroad for many years but if you are a novice, remember drive on the right and hold your nerve!
Mopeds and scooters seem to follow a different law, be extra cautious if you see one coming! Apparently the Greek police are cracking down on non-helmet wearers, issuing on the spot fines but most locals don’t seem to bother. Its quite common to see Dad, Mum, two kids and their dog precariously perched on a moped.
As in the UK, its advisable to leave the car at home when having a drink. There is a limit of 50mg (lower than the UK limit of 80mg) and police do use the breath test, especially after an accident and occasional spot checks.
You are able to drive your UK vehicle for 6 months and then either import it or take it back to the UK, otherwise the police may impound it.
The following advice … re: Importing a car is from “Living in Zante” website.
- Visit the Greek Embassy for a certificate of change of residence
- Drive or ship the car into Greece (keep ferry tickets as proof of date of entry)
- Get Greek Tax number
- Get a Residence Permit
- Visit customs within one month of the car arriving in Greece.
- Pay reduced Registration Tax and have an entry in the owners (and spouses) passport by Customs. Update: (Aug 2007) we have now been told that this is now zero
- Take vehicle to KTEO, the government test station for a “MOT” test
- Visit Vehicle Registration at the Transport Dept (next to the National Bank, on the 2nd floor, at the rear of the building housing, the Customs Office)
- Get Greek insurance
- Send export slip from UK vehicle registration document to DVLA. It may also be possible to get a refund on UK car tax (download form from internet DVLA V14).
There are several car showrooms on the island, we read that a residence permit was required, however when enquiring at the local Fiat dealer, he said this was not necessary.
Second hand vehicles are readily available, advertised in local bars and the free newspaper. There is also a Zante “E-Bay” just started which has had several cars for sale.
Speaking Greek !!
If you intend to stay living in Greece, it is advisable to try and learn the language (or at least some of it!) English is widely spoken, however you may use shops or services where little or no English is spoken. We have found that the locals appreciate you trying and will help you with the pronunciation.
Greek lessons are widely available. The local ‘Cheers’ bar (run by Linda and Stuart from Ayr) have twice weekly classes which are aimed at beginners and more advanced. The tutor charges 12 euros per couple for approximately 1hour and 30 minutes lesson.
|Hello/Hi and Goodbye/bye|
Ya soo (informal)
|Thanks very much||efkhareesto polee|
|Don’t mention it||parakalo|
|Excuse me !/ sorry !||seeghnomee|
|I am sorry||leepame|
|I don’t understand||Dhen katalaveno|
|I don’t know||Dhen ksero|
|How are you ?||Pos eeste|
|Fine,thanks||polee kala efkhareesto|
|And you ?||Esees|
|Can you help me ?||Boreete na me voeetheesete|
|Do you know where ……||Kserete poo|
|My name is||Me lene………|
|Whats your name ?||Pos se lene ?|
|I’m from England||eeme apo teen angleea|
Summer season runs from May to October
Winter season runs from November to April
Askos Stone Park – open all year
Bowling alleys – some open all year
Zante Town – Shopping available all year, also has bars and restaurants
Local Radio – Zante has its own English speaking radio station 88.6 and 90.6 (www.islandfm.gr)
English newspapers – readily available in summer
Island Independent – free
Athens News and Athens Plus – weekly
Zante News – Inside Friday edition of the Zakynthos daily “Imera”
Boot fairs – in winter. Organised by the Animal Welfare society to raise funds to help rescue dogs and cats. A good meeting place held at different resorts each Sunday morning
Water Park – open summer only
The main shopping area in Zante town is called Alexandrou Roma. This is a road full of fashion and jewellery stores aswell as some household, stationers, book shops, supermarkets etc.
There is a farmers market, the “Laiki Agora” on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings where you can buy locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables, olives, eggs, herbs etc. It is located after the Port Police on the harbour road. There is also a fresh fish market in Zante town, and fish can be bought off the boats in the harbour.
DIY stores, hardware or household goods can be found on the main roads leading out of the main town. Building yards, plumbing and heating stores are all over the island
There several pet stores in Zante, and plenty of vets.
There is a small supermarket, bakery and butchers in most villages and several larger food shops.
Lidl – On the main road from town to Keri, just past the airport road.
Alfa P – located just out of town on the Keri road.
Dia – On the road connecting the two main roads out of town (near the large cemetery) They also have branches in Laganas and Tsilivi which are open all year round.
Spar – Located on the main road out of town to Katastari.
AB – located on the main road out of town to Katastari, just before the turn off to Alykes.
There is a very small delicatessen located opposite the IKA building in Zante town which sells a lot of imported goods, however we have been told its quite expensive.
There is a health food store on the road to Katastari opposite a school at Agios Kirikos. There is also one in the main town on L.Ziva.
Satellite television is easily installed, we had one fitted within four days of arriving in Alykes, fitted by a local English guy. New residents will be able to connect to this system provided they bring a Skybox and card from the UK. We also had a Greek aerial fitted. There are some English programmes and films but it is also a useful way to try and pick up some Greek!
Sky Greece is available and they have the same packages that are available in the UK (see their website)
Ofcourse the best way to watch a big event is in the bar, which all have big screen TV’s showing all the football!
There is a DVD rental shop in Katastari and hopefully we can arrange a DVD lending library on the campsite.
Changing passport details,renewing
If you need to change any details on your passports, or apply for a new passport you need to go to the British Vice Consulate website where application forms and advice can be downloaded.
British Vice Consulate,
Telephone : 26950 22906
Fax: 26950 22906
Useful Telephone Numbers
Zante police station
|Katastari Police station||26950 83083|
|Fire Brigade||26950 22199|
|Ambulance station||26950 23166|
|Zakynthos Hospital||26950 31201|
|Katastari Health centre|
|Olympic Airlines||26950 28611|
|Bus station||26950 42656|
|Ferry ticket office||26950 41500|
|Post Office Zante town||26950 42418|
O.T.E (telephone company)
|Sanitation dept||26950 45179|
|Greek Citizens Advice||0030 26950 24567,24558|
British Vice Consulate
5 Foskoulo Street
Fax: 26950 22906
Spiros and Margeta Patrinos
Tel: 26950 83233
Fax: 26950 24188
|Paradise Pizzeria (Alykes)||26950 83664 (home delivery)|
Mobile Homes Abroad
584 Trentham Rd
Stoke on Trent
+44 7939 123345 (sales)
+44 7939 123345 (customer services)
From UK: 0800 6 44 45 46 (sales enquiries + customer services)
We did quite a lot of research into travelling from England to Zante. There is a lot of advice on the Zante Forum website from ex-pats who have made the journey.
I’m not saying that our journey was the right way but it worked for us! We drove over in a transit van with all our worldly goods loaded in the back.
Before setting off we ensured we had the correct equipment
– GB sticker or GB Euroflag Number plate
– Headlamp converter
– Warning triangle
– High visibility jacket
– First aid kit
– Fire extinguisher
– Spare bulbs
– Full list of belongings
– Route map