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Holidays in Laganas
Laganas is one of Zakynthos’ most vibrant resorts. The island’s party hotspot, Laganas attracts clubbing crowds every summer to soak up the sunshine on the spotless golden beach and hit the strip at night. The resort has hundreds of clubs and bars, plus fantastic sailing, water sports and a water park down the road – perfect for a holiday with mates.
Late spring for sunny days and temperate evenings.
Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH).
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Laganas to spend hot days chilling out on the beach and long nights clubbing on the strip.
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By day, Laganas is all about relaxing in the sunshine. Find a lounger on the beach and work on your tan, or go for a swim in the clear, shallow waters. For something a little more energetic, take the bus to Agassi and get stuck into the water sports, or hire a boat for a laid-back sail along the coast. A local favourite is the Tsilivi Waterpark, with a top choice of water slides and swimming pools. In the evening, get things going with some food and a drink by the beach, then head to the strip for a night at the bars and clubbing until daylight.
Laganas is home to the longest beach in Zakynthos, a stretch of golden sand nearly 10 kilometres long. The sand is speckled with sun loungers and umbrellas, with plenty of bars, cafes and shops on the waterfront where you can grab an ice cream or go for a drink without having to wander too far. Laganas Beach is known for its local visitors – rare loggerhead turtles that come here to nest. For this reason the beach doesn’t allow water sports, but the best water sports activities in Laganas are over in Argassi, just 15 minutes on the bus. Here you can jet ski, ride the banana boat, paraglide and more.
During the day, Zakynthos is a fantastic place to sail. Jump on a boat and take a relaxing tour of the coast, watch the turtles paddle on the shore and chill out on the deck with a drink. If you fancy trying something new, the island is a great place to learn to scuba dive or snorkel. One of the best places in Laganas for a day out is the Tsilivi Waterpark, around 20 minutes’ bus ride away. Perfect on a hot day, the park has a huge swimming pool, lazy river and jacuzzis, plus speedy water slides. There’s even a pool bar and a restaurant to hang out in.
Laganas is one of the party capitals of Zakynthos, packed with hundreds of dusk-to-dawn bars and clubs. Chill out with drinks by the beach when the sun goes down, then pick from pubs and buzzing bars to get the night going. When it comes to nightlife, the only place to go in Laganas is the strip. The big clubs feature legendary party nights like Hed Kandi, open until very late. Keep your eyes peeled for special nights and deals, including foam parties, UV parties and fancy dress. Round your holiday off in style and book a booze cruise, for all day and all night partying and drinking on the Mediterranean.
Beach lovers: Home to the longest beach on the island, you’re guaranteed to find a good spot on Laganas’ golden sands.
Clubbers: Hit the strip to experience Zante’s most legendary nightlife, with hundreds of bars, clubs and boat parties to pick from.
Mates: Laganas is perfect for a getaway with mates, where you can chill out on the beach during the day and party at night.
Language: The language spoken in Laganas is Greek
Currency: The currency used in Laganas is the Euro (€)
Local time: Laganas is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours
Tourist Information: Further Laganas tourist information can be found at 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 to Laganas
Temperature: 26°C 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 the temperature has been known to hit 30°C. Laganas enjoys around 300 days of sunshine per year.
By bus: A regular bus service operates in Laganas, connecting the resort to nearby towns like Zante Town. The buses are cheap, efficient and reliable, and are a good option for day trips.
By taxi: Taxis are readily available in Zakynthos. There is a taxi rank in the town centre, and taxis are ideal for airport transfers with Zakynthos Airport just 15 minutes’ drive away.
By quad bike: Quad bikes are the favourite way of getting around in Laganas. They are cheap to hire for the day, and include helmets free of charge. You must have a full driver’s license to hire a quad bike.
Beach festival: Laganas hosts Zakynthos’ open air beach festival, the Zante Music Festival, also known as Z FEST. The festival is held for several days in August and is one big party on the gorgeous golden beach. The event features international DJs and acts, with previous headliners including Tinie Tempah.
Carnival: If you’re in Zakynthos around Easter, you can join in with the island-wide Carnival celebrations. The biggest event of the year, Carnival celebrations take place in nearly every town and city and feature parades, dancing, costumes and parties. Carnival usually falls in late February to early March.