Things to do in Zante
With silvery, limestone cliffs that plunge into sapphire seas and pristine, white-sanded beaches, you won’t be short of things to do in Zante.
Places to Go
Zante’s vibrant nightlife is a major draw for some, with the famous Laganas boat parties setting sail in the early afternoon. Once the sun sets over Laganas, make your way to The Strip, which is where you’ll find the party getting into full swing. Kalamaki Street is the place to go for eats, while bars such as Sugar and Cocktails and Dreams are perfect for a pre-club livener.
However, if you prefer things to do in Zante that are a little more laid back and relaxed, head to the beautiful town of Agios Sostis. Just a quarter of an hour’s drive from Kalamaki, it overlooks a powder-soft sandy beach, with some authentic tavernas and restaurants just a short walk away. Top up your tan before enjoying some home-cooked Greek cuisine, washed down with a glass of the local wine.
Taking a boat trip is one of the most popular Zante things to do and there are some fantastic places to weigh anchor and explore. Smugglers’ Cove is famous for its picturesque tranquillity, and there’s even a shipwreck for diving enthusiasts to explore. Alternatively, jump aboard one of the Zante turtle boat trips and spot loggerhead turtles as you cruise your way to Marathonisi Island. Here, you’ll be able to watch the turtles basking in the evening sun and, if the time is right, nesting.
Places to Visit
You can’t go to Greece and not seek out some of its world-famous history. Catch a boat to the Greek mainland and visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Also known as ‘The Valley of the Gods’ there are enough temples and ruins to keep history-buffs and mythology fans happy for hours.
However, for true seclusion, a visit to Cameo Island is one of the best Zante things to do. A small, horseshoe-shaped private island, it has acted as the stunning backdrop to many a wedding and is perfect for catching some rays and enjoying a quiet cocktail with the one you love.