Zante or Zakynthos in Greece is the holiday destination you never want to leave, thanks to its glistening sea waters, golden beaches and vivid coves. Zante’s beaches stretch 6 miles in length and has one of the longest beaches in the whole of the Mediterranean. The shipwreck shores make this island particularly unique and offer holidaymakers the chance to explore the unexpected beauties of Zante’s beaches.
The island is split into two parts; on the southern side there’s a glittering party scene and those who love to dine out will love food-hopping around Zante’s many tasty eateries. The other side of Zante is for those looking to relax, explore and take in the vivid scenery this fabulous island offers.
As well as its colorful landscape and aqua blue waters, Zante is filled with fascinating history. Its handy location means visitors can easily hop on a boat and take a scenic trip over to mainland Greece. Olympia is the perfect location for history lovers, who can take the same steps famous Olympians once took before competing in the games at the original Olympic stadium.
Zakynthos is famous for its electric party scene, making it popular among clubbers, the all-day-drinkers and the party seekers. Holidaymakers flock in all year round to experience the exciting entertainment available in Zante, ranging from full moon parties, to paint parties and rain dance events. If you’re looking for a night filled with flowing drinks, but with more of a serene atmosphere, book tickets to Zante Jazz Festival, which takes place every July.
Head over to the secluded old-style village, Volimes, home to authentic Greek culture and an amazing local market. The market sells a variety of traditional Greek items for tourists and locals to purchase, ranging from hand-woven rugs, intricately designed ornaments and charming crafts, all of which make perfect holiday gifts for your friends and family.
If you’re looking to embark on exciting adventures while on holiday, a trip to Zante is a must. Scuba dive in crystal clear waters or play a round of crazy mini-golf with the whole family at Luna Fun Park. Water village is a great trip out for the whole family to enjoy, where you can race against the kids on the go-kart track, or whip down the thrilling water slides and splash around in the pool.SEE ALL Activities
The beautiful beaches dotted across Zante are what attract tourists all year long to this idyllic island. Stroll to Zante’s popular Tsilivi Beach, famous for both its beautiful golden sand beaches and thrilling range of water activities, offering visitors the chance to paraglide. Secluded coves surround this popular holiday destination; the unique Smuggler’s Cove is simply spectacular and is just one of many beautiful beach sights situated in Zante.SEE ALL Beaches
Think traditional Greek cuisine and fresh seafood, both of which you can enjoy with an ice cold beer. Sip on the popular Greek bottled beer, Mythos while you tuck into delectable dishes at one of Zante’s charming road cafes. If you’re looking to treat yourself to fine dining; take a trip to Andalis in Argasi, offering delicious gourmet dishes, accompanied with excellent service from the restaurant staff.SEE ALL Food and Drink
Zante’s landscape is simply idyllic. Skinari Lighthouse offers fantastic views of the glistening Mediterranean waters and the two windmills situated nearby stretch up to the beautifully clear skies. Taking a trip over to the fascinating St John’s Baptist Monastery should be high up on your holiday itinerary; it’s impeccable structure has stood for over 400 years and is guaranteed to simply astound you.SEE ALL Sights