Zante travel guide

Weather and Climate

Temperature: 17-26°C

From May to September, you can enjoy long, sunny days. Come in spring and autumn for warm weather without the crowds, or winter for mild weather and a quieter experience. The summer highs of 31 (°C) ensure its busiest in June and July. Pack plenty of sunscreen as the UV index can be very high in the summer.

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Zante is best for...

Holidays snaps: Break out your camera, because Zante holidays are a chance to snap more than just selfies all day! Head for Shipwreck Cove, the most photographed site in Zante, and accessible only by boat, for some fabulous landscape shots.

Greek mythology: History buffs will love a visit to Olympia on the mainland, where you can see the statue of Zeus, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World.

Party people: The Laganas Strip is where the young and lively go to party the night away at the super clubs. Expect plenty of energy, with foam parties, 2-4-1 drinks offers, and clubs that keep everyone dancing until the sun comes up.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken here is Greek, although English is widely spoken across the entire island.

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

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

Fly to: Zakynthos International Airport. The transfer time to Tsilivi and Kalamaki is 30 minutes, to Argassi and Laganas it's 1 hour, and to Alykanas and Alykes it takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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

Tourist information: Further 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.

Holiday destinations related to Zante:

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

    By taxi: Frequent and inexpensive, taxis are an easy way to get around the island. While there’s no bus service at the airport, the taxi ranks outside are a low-cost and convenient alternative. Official taxis should be metered, although it’s wise to agree the price before you start your journey.

    By scooter: Explore the whole island in just one day by renting a scooter locally. Make sure you choose one that also gives you a free helmet, and check that it’s in good condition before you set off, as roads can be a little lumpy!

    Events

    Saint day: Every year for three days (and nights) at the end of August, Saint’s Day celebrates Saint Dionysius, Zante’s patron saint. Celebrations take place everywhere, but Zante Town has the best eating, drinking and partying, with a fantastic fireworks display at the harbour marking the end of the festivities.

    Safety and Security

    For up to date advice on travelling to Zante, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/safety-and-security