Laganas travel guide

Weather and climate

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.

Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

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

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

    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

    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.