Tragaki

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

Description

Tragaki is a small family village resort located in pretty countryside with olive groves all around. It is only one kilometre from the major tourist area of Tsilivi, so Tragaki has proven to be a popular resort for holidaymakers looking for a relaxing and picturesque area close to all the facilities of a larger resort.
This sleepy little village is the place to head if you're looking for an authentic Greek atmosphere. The views are simply breathtaking, and the local tavernas present a taste of traditional Greek-life, offering Greek specialities such as fresh fish and traditional meze.

Who goes to Tragaki?
Couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday.

Destination Profile

Green valleys, lush picturesque countryside and golden sandy beaches fringed with crystal clear waters entice holidaymakers to Zante year after year. In fact, the island has been colourfully billed as 'the green island of poetry, song and love', mainly because it was the home of Dionysios Solomos, who wrote the Greek national anthem, 'The hymn to liberty'.

It is however the loggerhead turtles that really take centre stage on Zante, with the island being the most important nesting spot in the Med for them. The best place for spotting these amazing creatures is Laganas Beach and particularly at sundown between July and August.

Zante Town is reminiscent of Venice, with its historic St Mark's Square and Solomos Square lined by reconstructed neo-classical buildings. The picturesque town even curves around a bay, dominated by a Venetian Fortress and the St Dennis Cathedral. In and around the town, holidaymakers will find a range of activities to partake in - from shopping and sightseeing to visiting the local wineries.

The lively resort of Laganas in the South of the island, with its 5 mile sandy beach is known as the place to party on the island while Tsilivi with its fabulous beach of fine sand, just 6 kms north of Zante Town has managed to maintain its traditional village charm whilst still offering a wide range of bars and eateries. Argassi, with the mountains as its backdrop and with a long sand and shingle beach is becoming increasingly popular offering a wide selection of bars, tavernas and restaurants and being the closest resort to Zante Town it is a great place from which to launch shopping trips to the island's capital.

Other must-see attractions include Zante's traditional tavernas, the island's stalactites and blue caves, and a 'ship wreck' sunk in the sand.

Climate

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Zante 18 24 28 32 32 28 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Zante 7 10 12 14 12 10 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3


Laganas Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

Highlights

  • Tranquil
  • Marvellous views
  • Excellent local cuisine

Things To See

Shipwreck at Smugglers Cove: It is certainly Zante's most famous landmark.

The Byzantine Museum of Zante: The Byzantine Museum of Zante is situated in Solomou Square, in Zante town. Here you can admire a rich collection of hagiographies from the Byzantine times to the 19th century, Hellenistic and Byzantine sculpture and statues, and some beautiful icon-stands from the island's churches. The Museum houses, the works of great Zante hagiographers such as Doxaras, Koutouzis, Tzanes, Kandounis and Damaskinos

The Cultural Centre of Zante and the Library: Another imposing building next to church of Saint Nikolaos on the Mole. It houses the Cultural Centre of Zante and the renowned Public Library. The Library includes a small art gallery, small dolls with local costumes, photographic material and the historical archive of Zante with codices and documents.

Monastery of St George Gremon: It is said that pirates destroyed the monastery in 1553, only to have it rebuilt in a Venetian style in the 17th century. The lodger, famous for its icon stand and roof, was renovated in 1803. Near the monastery, one can see the ruins of a castle which protected the area from pirate raids.

Keri: From where to admire the sunset and the stupendous view of the sea caves below

Skinari: Where the famous Blue Caves are located. At the northern tip of Zante, the afternoon sun shines on the sea to create patterns in every conceivable shade of blue on the cave walls.

Olympia: The birthplace of the modern Olympic Games and where the Olympic Flame burns. Official guided tour of the archaeological sights including the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Hera. Visit the Olympia museum & the main village of Olympia