One of the most popular Greek islands, Zante is also known by the Greeks as Zakynthos. It’s perfect for family holidays, with sun, sea, and sand on offer all year round. It’s also a very family-friendly island, with plenty of things to see and do for the little ones. Fancy trying your hand at some water sports? Holidays to Zante are the perfect opportunity to try out something new, whether that’s getting upright on a set of water skis, or hanging on to a banana boat ride! Head away from the beach and inland and you’ll discover ancient olive groves and timeless villages, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The island’s pristine beaches and family-friendly attractions ensure it’s the perfect destination for holidaymakers of all ages. Bohali village is a must-see, and its hillside location affords it spectacular views over Zante Town.
Things to do
Life here revolves around the sea and a glass bottom boat trip from Skinari in the north is a must. Stop off at Navagio Beach or explore the famous Blue Caves; it’s best to go early in the morning to see the magical colour-changing waters at their best! Get some chill-out time in the afternoon, because the party really gets started after the sun goes down. Zante nightlife is famous for its banging beats, friendly atmosphere, and up-until-dawn fun that is bound to get you up on your feet and dancing!
The island of Zante is famous for its beaches and contains some of the most sought after beach spots across the whole of the Mediterranean. Pristine white beaches and pebbly cove bays can be found at numerous resort locations and secluded beach coves. Take a boat trip around the island spectacular shorelines and discover the islands wonders.
One of the special attractions of Zante is the Loggerhead Turtles that flock to the Mediterranean island’s beaches as a nesting spot. The best time to see them is on Laganas beach between July and August although they can be spotted throughout the year around different areas of the island such as the Blue Grotto caves on the islands pinnacle.
Tsivili and Laganas Nightlife
These two resorts both have their own unique tempo with a dash of Greek charm throw into the mix of pubs, bars, restaurants and nightlife. Laganas is a 24 hour party playground with neon entourage and a mixture of night-time revellers from all over Europe. Tsviliv has an upbeat vibe and its fair share of bars, clubs, shops and restaurants.
The History and Culture of Zante
Zante’s history is exciting and varied, with influences on its culture coming from ancient empires, Renaissance traders and turn of the 20th century freedom fighters. This has created a rich story that’s visible all over the island, in its landmarks, art and even music. On a holiday to Zante, you’ll absorb a lot of this incredible culture, even if you’re not looking for it, because the vibrant heart of this small island is the tale of its past. The huge variety of cultures, from ancient times to modern has left a remarkable impact on Zante, that can be seen everywhere you travel on the island.
Places to stay
Zante is a real gem of an island – the gently shelving sands are great for children, whilst an array of watersports can be enjoyed. Known by the Greeks as Zakynthos, there's a range of places to stay from quiet, hidden spots to more modern, bustling resorts. Whichever resort you choose to book your Zante holiday in, you’ll be amazed by Zante’s natural splendour. Charming Bohali remains a classic: set on a hillside in the heart of the island, its views over Zante Town will leave you truly inspired.
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