Families: with family friendly hotels and easy beach access, Argassi, Greece is perfect for families with children.
Couples: with plenty of nightlife and dining options, Argassi also makes a great base for couples.
Language: the official language is Greek, although you'll find English is spoken in most hotels and at major tourist sights. Many staff will also speak at least a basic level of English in restaurants, bars and shops. However, if you'd like to brush up on your Greek, carry a phrase book or download a language-learning app. The locals will appreciate any effort you make to speak their language, even if it's just a few words.
Local time: Argassi is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Zakynthos International Airport. The transfer time to Argassi is around 1 hour.
Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Argassi is 3.5 hours.
Tourist information: click here for more tourist information on Argassi.
Visa and health: click here for the latest health and visa requirements for holidays to Argassi.
Weather and climate: Argassi, Greece in general, and Zante in particular, enjoy one of the warmest and sunniest climates of any location in Europe. The island enjoys around 12 hours of sunshine per day on average in June, July and August, and sea temperatures are warm enough for swimming in from around June to October. Rain is rare in July and August, although winters are somewhat wetter but still much milder and sunnier than what you'd be used to back home.
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By bus: Zante has a well-developed public transport network, with buses operating all over the island. From Argassi you can take a direct bus to Zakynthos Town, which has a central bus station with services to other destinations such as Porto Roma, Laganas, and Alykes.
By taxi: Taxis can be a convenient way to get around during your Argassi holiday, especially if you're travelling with heavy luggage to or from the airport. Always remember to agree the fare before you set off.
By train: Take the family on the tourist train to Zante.
By car: With a hire car you can explore Zante independently and at your own pace. However, because of the island's relatively small size, this is by no means essential, and may be quite a bit more expensive than public transport.
The Zante Shutdown Festival: one of the biggest events of the year, it’s also one of the biggest urban clubbing events in Europe and takes place in late May.
The island also celebrates a Carnival for 15 days from late February to early March, which includes a huge procession and plenty of fireworks.
The religious festival of St.Dionisios day in late August involves another special parade followed by spectacular fireworks.