Laganas has made quite a name for itself as the Greek alternative to Ibiza. Its ‘Golden Mile’ of bars and nightclubs stretches to meet the white-sand beach, awash with sun loungers and parasols. By day, enjoy sipping cocktails at chilled out pool parties or lounge on the glorious beach; and by night, prepare for chaos as the seemingly endless strip of bars and clubs comes to life to keep you dancing ’til dawn!
Laganas operates a ‘go hard or go home’ philosophy, with its bars and clubs offering everything from pub crawls to school discos, foam parties to paint parties! Located just off the mainland on Cameo Island is an offshore nightclub – its famous ‘White Party’ is the only place to be on a Sunday night. Watch the sun set over the sparkling Aegean, and dance ’til the early hours on the floating dancefloor!
Things to Do
If you fancy a change from cocktails on the beach, why not try turtle-spotting? Laganas beach is famous as the seasonal home of the endangered Loggerhead turtle. Hop on a guided boat tour to Marathonisi Island to see the turtle nesting grounds; you might even spot some swimming along the way. Boats are the transport of choice in Greece, with many of Zante’s hidden gems only accessible by sea – don’t miss the iconic Navagio Beach.
Food and Drink
Catering to the party revellers, Laganas’ main strip is full of fast food restaurants and takeaways. You will find many fast food chains here, as well as pizzerias and British cafés serving tastes of home. If you fancy sampling the local cuisine, there are excellent tavernas and eateries along the seafront. Ouzo is the local tipple, traditionally served over ice as an aperitif but in Laganas you’re more likely to be drinking it as a shot!