A relaxed, slow-paced resort on the southeastern coast of Zante, Argassi attracts visitors back year after year with its peaceful atmosphere and entertaining nightlife. Set against the stunning backdrop of Mount Skopos and hills of olive groves and lemon trees, this resort has a main road filled with shops and bars, a sand and shingle beach that’s perfect for families and easy access to the island’s capital of Zante Town.
At just under 1km long, Argassi’s sand and shingle beach provide the perfect retreat away from a busy day to day life. Relax in the sun on one of the sun loungers or grab a beachside snack at one of the cafés on the sand’s edge. For active families, there are banana boats, water skis and pedalos to hire but for those with young children, the water is shallow enough for paddling and enjoying the ocean.
If you’re a water sports fanatic, you’ll be in your element in Argassi. Go scuba diving and check out the underwater wildlife or grab a stand up paddleboard for a steady journey along the coast. Equipment can be rented from the local shops or if you want a bit more culture to your holiday, catch the tourist train to Zante Town. Kids especially will love this short journey to the island’s lively capital.
As a family friendly resort and a place that’s still connected to its Greek heritage, children are welcome in most bars and restaurants where smaller plates of homemade Greek cuisine and international food can be requested if needed. A lot of the restaurants and tavernas are based on the main street in Argassi and guests might be lucky enough to witness the Greek tradition of plate smashing late into the evening.