I have been for the first time in Zakynthos with my boys and my husband few weeks ago and we have spent there our summer holiday and my birthday. It was a fabulous experience and I could discover very kind people, excellent accommodation (Armonia Houses - the best ever in my trips!!), delicious Greek cuisine and live music (I very warmly recommend you to go have lunch and dinner at Kostas Brother's Taverna, the atmosphere is unforgettable!), wonderful landscapes, hot beaches, stunning sunrises and sunsets, magic blue water... We all are delighted and want to go back next year! Go there and meet these people and places. You won't regret it!