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Holidays to Zante Town, Zakynthos

Overview

Zante Town holidays immerse you in the town’s historic heart. With Venetian architecture, stone churches, and stunning squares, the island’s capital offers much to British holidaymakers. From history and culture to shopping and exciting nightlife, Zante Town has something for everyone.

The famous Saint Mark Square and Solomos Square have a variety of shopping options, and you will also find tavernas, cafes, bars, and restaurants. On the waterfront, you will find many places to eat, with many offering fresh seafood caught that day. The nightlife in Zante Town is lively and exciting, but less so than in Laganas.

All these elements combine to make Zante Town a relaxing and interesting place to holiday. Stroll along the marina, enjoy delicious Greek cuisine on San Marco Square, take a boat trip out to Navagio Beach or sail across to the neighbouring island of Kefalonia. There are also plenty of small beaches for those warm, sunshine filled days.

All throughout the summer months, Zante is almost certain to be bathed in gloriously hot and sunny weather, meaning there is very little rain to be seen. There are over twelve hours of sunshine each day, so don’t forget to pack your sun cream, especially as temperatures can easily reach into the high 30s. In the spring and autumn, the temperatures are more moderate, but still very pleasant.

 

Things To Do

From the museums to the wonderful architecture of this town, there’s plenty of unique Greek culture to soak up. But then there are the fabulous shops that want to tempt you with their exquisite jewellery, handmade leather goods, delicate pottery and local honey. You could easily be taking an extra suitcase home with you!

From Zante Town, there are a variety of daytrips that you can take. For a day on the sea though, take a boat trip to Navagio Beach or to Marathonissi Island to spot some loggerhead turtles.

There are coach tours available and even a boat trip to see the turtles in the Ionian Sea. You could also visit the windmills on the island or enjoy an exciting jeep safari.  Renting a car or scooter to explore the island on your own is also a great idea.

Culture

After the earthquake of 1953, much of the town was rebuilt, but great efforts were made to ensure that it retained the feel of the original Venetian style.

Having been occupied by the English, French and Venetians at some point in the island’s past, Zante Town has a varied and colourful history. Often referred to as the “Venice of The South”, Zante Town has a Nautical Museum and the beautiful church of St Dionysios which holds several important festivals throughout the year. You can get a good view of this town’s layout from the Venetian Castle that sits on top of the city’s largest hill.

Food And Drink

Zante Town has a wide variety of tavernas, restaurants, and bars to choose from. There is traditional Greek food being served, from spit roasted pork to Souvlaki, a kebab of pork and vegetables, or even a simple mezze platter of hummus and baba ganoush. You will also find fresh seafood on offer along the seafront and, of course, there is no shortage of international dishes should you fancy something simple like a burger. San Marco Square is one of the main places to grab some delicious food and there are plenty of fresh seafood restaurants along the Strada Marina, which runs along the waterfront.

In many of the bars and tavernas, you will also find local wines and ouzis to try as well as Ouzo, the traditional accompaniment to a meal in Zante.

For visitors who have discovered their perfect cheap Zante Town holidays, you will find it offers night-time entertainment for everyone. You can easily choose to enjoy a quiet and relaxed night in Zante Town, such as in a traditional Greek taverna or bar. Here, you will find yourself with plenty to choose from and some have traditional entertainment to enjoy.

For a more lively evening, there is also plenty to explore. With late night bars and clubs all concentrated in one area, you will find many fashionable clubs and bars that are open into the early hours.

LANGUAGE Greek
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +2
FLIGHT TIME 3 hrs
COST OF A BEER € 3.50
3 COURSE MEAL € 15

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