Laganas holidays

One of the liveliest resorts in Zakynthos, Laganas holidays attract a young and ready-to-party crowd every summer. With hundreds of bars and clubs lining the strip, expansive golden sandy beaches, and fantastic water sports, it’s easy to see the attraction for groups of mates looking for a great holiday. If you’ve got the little ones with you then it’s a family-friendly spot too, with a water park just minutes away. There are plenty of activities for children of all ages, including spotting loggerhead turtles from a glass-bottom boat and exploring hidden coves, home to mysterious shipwrecks. It’s fun, it’s affordable, and it’s the ideal spot for a sunny, beach-based break.

Buzzing nightlife

Zante is filled with many bars and nightclubs, so you’ll find plenty that are just right for you. For those looking to make the most of life after the sun goes down, ‘The Strip’ will keep you entertained throughout the night. When you’ve partied your way down ‘The Strip’, it’ll be time to head for the beach and checkout one of the after parties that go on here.

Loggerhead turtles

Take a trip to the charming Marathonissi Island, which is the home of the loggerhead turtles (also known as the Caretta Caretta turtles). With many boat tours available, you’ll get the chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures at this unspoilt beach paradise.

Relax on the beach

With just a short boat journey you’ll discover Keri and the stunning beaches and caves. If you just want to top up your tan you’re definitely in for a treat in this idyllic spot. But if you’re feeling adventurous, then pay a visit to the diving school where you’ll have the chance to explore the caves from above and below the water. With just a short introductory course, you’ll be ready to go.

Map of Laganas

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Late spring is the best time to visit here for sunny days and temperate evenings. In the summer months things can really heat up, with temperatures soaring in July and August.

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Laganas is best for...

Beach lovers: Holidays to Laganas centre around the beach; it’s the longest on the island and you’re guaranteed to find the perfect spot to work on your tan.

Clubbers: Hit the strip to experience Zante’s most legendary nightlife, with hundreds of bars, clubs and boat parties to pick from, or stay up until dawn at beach afterparties.

Mates: Laganas holidays are perfect for mates. Shop or chill out on the beach during the day then party the night away at legendary bars and clubs.

Fast facts for Laganas

Language: The language spoken here is Greek, although you’ll find most people speak some English.

Currency: The currency used is the Euro (€).

Local time: Laganas is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Zakynthos International Airport. The transfer time to Laganas is about 1 hour.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Laganas is 3.5 hours.

Tourist Information: To find out more information about travelling here, visit the website www.visitgreece.gr

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday.

Holiday destinations related to Laganas:

  • Alykanas
  • Kalamaki
  • Tsilivi
  • Alykes
  • Argassi
  • Getting around Laganas

    By bus: Cheap, reliable and efficient buses connect Laganas to nearby towns like Zante Town on a regular basis. Buses are a good option for exploring the local area.

    By taxi: The taxi rank in the town centre makes sure that taxis are readily available in Zakynthos. Taxis are ideal for airport transfers with Zakynthos Airport just 15 minutes’ drive away.

    By quad bike: For a more exciting way to get around, why not hire a quad bike in Laganas? They’re surprisingly cheap and you’ll get a helmet free of charge. You’ll need a full driver’s licence to hire a bike here.

    Events in Laganas

    Shutdown Festival: Laganas hosts the largest urban music festival in Europe every May, with five days and nights of events. From pool parties and a VIP boat party to a line-up of international artists and DJs, this is the party event of the year!

    Carnival: Every Easter the Carnival celebrations take place in almost every town and city across the island, so if you’re in Laganas at this time of year, you can’t afford to miss out! The biggest event of the year features elaborate costumes, parades, dancing and parties. Carnival usually falls in late February to early March.

    Laganas weather

    Temperature: 26 (°C) on average.

    Best time to visit: Late spring for sunny days and temperate evenings.

    Zakynthos has a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers that can stay in the mid-20s (°C) from May to October. The warmest months are July and August when temperatures have been known to hit 30 (°C), perfect for topping up your tan! With around 300 days of sunshine per year, the sun always seems to be shining in Laganas.

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