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A trip to the Greek island of Zante or, more formally known as Zakynthos, can cater to all kinds of holiday maker. You may choose to stay in a luxury hotel in Laganas, find a cheaper self-catering apartment in Kalamaki, or stay at a tranquil guest house in Alykes.
Whatever the type of holiday you want in Zante, you’re sure to find the place for you on the gorgeous golden coastline.
Where to stay
Navagio Beach goes by many names: Smugglers Cove, Agios Georgios the Panagiotis and Shipwreck Beach being the most well-known. With its stunning coves and a breath-taking shipwreck which you can explore after a day of enjoying the crystal clear waters and sandy beach.
Another popular destination in Zante is the ever so scenic, Dafni Beach. With beaches surrounded by mountains as well as a rocky coastline you’ll be able to relax and unwind at a beautiful hotel while taking in all the stunning natural views. Enjoy a meal with a view at the nearby restaurant and finish off your perfect holiday day with a few drinks at the local bar and tavern.
For the beach lovers out there, it can’t get better than Laganas Beach. This large sandy beach is filled with revellers who enjoy a spot of sunbathing and full on unwinding. For the more active, you can head into the sea for some fun water sports like jet skiing and paddle boarding as well as some general splashing about. There are also loads of bars and restaurants where you can grab some lunch or have a nice meal in the evening however, most hotels in Laganas also offer a great food selection.
What to see
The famed Blue Caves are one of Zante’s top tourist attractions and offer an unforgettable experience where you’ll see prehistoric rock formations up close, witness the most beautiful colours of turquoise waters and swim in the most stunning coves and lagoons. You can take your own boat or book a guided trip, but suffice it to say, it’s a must see on your holiday in Zante.
As many of the Greek islands, Zante has a vast array of ancient architecture and the Venetian Castle is a beautiful example of ruins. It’s an ancient stone castle which has some stunning outbuildings and an old cannon, all of which you can enjoy whilst surrounded by stunning views of the glistening water.
If you’re a fan of sea creatures and learning about what goes on beneath the surface then head to the Zakynthos Marine Park located in Laganas bay. In this wonderful nature preserve you will be able to see many species of marine life in their natural habitat. The highlight has to be the loggerhead sea turtle.
Zante is legendary for nights out and parties. The most popular place to go out is Laganas, where you can find a host of bars, pubs and massive clubs. The strip is absolutely heaving with revellers and reps jumping from venue to venue, looking for a good night. Zante is a great place to go for a lads or ladies holiday, hen or stag do.
If raving until the early hours isn’t your style, there are many slightly smaller resorts like Argasi, Alykes and Vasilikos where you can have a great time but on a less massive scale.
What to eat
As Zante is a big tourist hub, you’ll find lots of international restaurants, fast food places and late night snack bars. However, when in Greece, you might as well enjoy the wonderful treats Zakynthos has to offer. From traditional gyros to souvlaki and moussaka, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the plethora of great food. The fish is fresh, the olive oil is local and your waistline might expand (but so worth it). There are also local vineyards where you can book wine tastings and enjoy a tipple while learning about how it was made.
Famed for its ceramics and pottery, Zakynthos is the perfect place to stock up on some home decor.
Other great gifts to pick up are the locally sourced Ouzo, sweets and fresh produce which you can find at the many markets and grocery stores. My we suggest some extra virgin olive oil?
For self-catering holiday, you can find what you need in one of the many supermarkets which have competitive alcohol prices, while many of the resort shops have the necessities as well.
Fast Facts about Zante
- Direct flight time: 3.5 hours from London
- Time Zone: CET (+2 hours)
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Average price of a domestic beer: €3.50
- Average price of a bottle of wine: €10
Destinations in Zante (Zakynthos)
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