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Overview

Zante’s capital city is a great mixture of culture, history, beaches and great food. All these elements combine to make Zante Town a relaxing and interesting place to come on 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.

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! For a day on the sea though, take a boat trip to Navagio Beach or to Marathonissi Island to spot some loggerhead turtles.

Culture

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

Having retained its Greek charm more than a few resorts around Zante, there are still plenty of local and traditional tavernas dishing up cuisine that’s well known and loved in Zante Town. 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. As for drinks, Ouzo is the traditional accompaniment to a meal in Zante.

Location of Zante Town

Key Facts

  • Language: Greek
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: 3 hours
  • When to go: April - October

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