Navagio Beach,, Zante, Greece

Zante at a glance

Golden sands, party-style nightlife, traditional charm, beautiful countryside and romantic seclusion – Zante is the full package for a captivating holiday with so much to see and do for couples, groups and families.

Adventure-seekers will find beaches such as St Nicholas and Banana Beach, at Vassilikos, great for watersports and scuba diving, while those aiming to chill out will probably prefer quieter Gerekas and Porto Zorro, and anyone looking for a quirky alternative can take a boat trip to Navagio Bay, where the hulk of a wrecked ship lies on the sands.

Popular for weddings and honeymoons – it has been called ‘the green island of poetry, song and love’ – Zante also offers breathtaking sunsets for an intimate dinner-date and a stroll along the shore on a balmy evening.

There are plenty of restaurants serving authentic island cuisine, like the family-run Olive Tree Taverna, the oldest in Tslvili, cooking with free range eggs and home-grown produce including olives, herbs and lemons. The menu includes ‘five hours spicy shin of beef’ or the lamb shank cooked to Mamma Mary’s traditional recipe.

There’s stunning scenery for nature-lovers, like the cliffs of Keri, with their lighthouse, the rock formations of Myzithres that take their name from Myzithra cheese because of their shape, and the turtle-shaped island of Skinari, which belongs to the Vatican, while real turtles lay their eggs on the neighbouring island of Marathonissi.

The wilder in spirit usually head south to lively Laganas, the party capital, with music and dancing to be found on beaches and yachts, and around pools, day and night.

With clubs and bars glorifying in names like Sin City, Voodoo, and Cocktails and Dreams, the area known as the Laganas Strip is at the centre of the action, and there is good-quality Greek cuisine amid the great value pizzas.

Where to stay in Zante

Alkinas

Alikanas

Alikanas is across the fertile coastal plain, where you will find tavernas and shops and a tiny harbour for fishing boats.

Alykes Bay, Zante, Greece

Alykes

This traditional and picturesque resort has a lovely sandy beach with an abundance of watersports to keep you entertained during the day.

Argassi, Zante, Greece

Argassi

This bright, lively, traditional resort is becoming more popular each year.

Bohali, Zante

Bohali

If your idea of the perfect holiday involves a quite getaway to relax or somewhere to party the night away, a holiday in Zante is ideal.

Kalamaki, Zante

Kalamaki

This is a relatively quiet resort, in complete contrast to its neighbour, Laganas which is only five kilometres away.

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Kampi

Kampi is blessed with all the ingredients for a truly Greek experience.

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Kypseli

Enjoy a relaxing holiday in tranquil and beautiful Kypseli in Zante. The ideal location for nature lovers looking for remote beaches and a traditional Greek atmosphere.

Kalamaki, Greece

Laganas

Laganas has got the best beach on the whole of Zante and ranks as Zante's most popular holiday spot.

Tragaki

Tragaki

Tragaki is a small family village resort located in pretty countryside with olive groves all around.

Tsilivi, Zante

Tsilivi

One of the island's most popular resorts, Tsilivi is just 6 kms from Zante Town and is very popular with the locals as well as the tourists.

Vassilikos, Zante

Vassilikos

Situated on a beautiful coastline with some excellent beaches and water sports.

Zante Town

Zante Town

Zante Town is the ideal base for excursions around the island.

Best time to visit Zante

We have put together a guide to give you inspiration on how to spend your time on this gorgeous Greek island.

Zante Travel Advice

Boat -The best way to see the island is by boat. 

Bus -There are bus connections to many of the beautiful beaches, small towns and villages. 

Car -Rental cars and Jeeps are available with insurance Olympic Holidays car hire.

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do

How to spend 7 days in Zante

Zante is full of picturesque views, glorious beaches and places to enjoy a bite to eat. Be inspired by our guide on how to spend seven days in Zante.

Top beaches in Zante

No holiday to this stunning Greek island would be complete without plenty of trips to the beach! Check out our expert guide to the five best beaches in Zante

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