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Holidays in Zante

One of the most popular Greek islands, Zante is also known by the Greeks as Zakynthos. It’s perfect for family holidays, with sun, sea, and sand on offer all year round. It’s also a very family-friendly island, with plenty of things to see and do for the little ones. Fancy trying your hand at some water sports? Holidays to Zante are the perfect opportunity to try out something new, whether that’s getting upright on a set of water skis, or hanging on to a banana boat ride! Head away from the beach and inland and you’ll discover ancient olive groves and timeless villages, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The island’s pristine beaches and family-friendly attractions ensure it’s the perfect destination for holidaymakers of all ages. Bohali village is a must-see, and its hillside location affords it spectacular views over Zante Town.

17-26 °C

The climate is typically Mediterranean. Summer days are long and sunny, with mild winters.

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3.5 to 4 hours

Zakynthos International Airport, "Dionysios Solomos" (ZTH) is just 1km from Laganas and under 4km from Zante Town.

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Book your Zante holiday with Thomas Cook now and enjoy a summer full of Greek sun, sea and colour.

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Alykanas Beach

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Set directly on the beach
  • Only 500m to Alykanas centre
  • Kids' pool and playground

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 996 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

SENTIDO Louis Plagos Beach

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Amazing sea views
  • Three swimming pools
  • Close to the beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1491 reviews

What is included ?

Minimum 15kg Airline Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person). As a guide this provides a weight allowance of 15kgs. Your actual luggage allowance will be shown on the next page. You might be able to purchase additional luggage allowance by contacting the Airline direct.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Shuttle Return Transfers
Your transfer will be provided by one of our partners. Information on how you will be met at the airport will be included in your travel documents.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.

SENTIDO Alexandra Beach Hotel Resort & Spa

3 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront location
  • 500m to tavernas, bars and restaurants
  • À la carte restaurant

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 843 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Contessina Suites

3 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Adult exclusive 16yrs+
  • Private Pool Suites available
  • Treatment & massage room

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 180 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Exotica Hotel & Spa by Zante Plaza

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Central location
  • 600m to the beach
  • Kids' pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 409 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Zante is a real gem of an island – the gently shelving sands are great for children, whilst an array of watersports can be enjoyed. Known by the Greeks as Zakynthos, there's a range of places to stay from quiet, hidden spots to more modern, bustling resorts. Whichever resort you choose to book your Zante holiday in, you’ll be amazed by Zante’s natural splendour. Charming Bohali remains a classic: set on a hillside in the heart of the island, its views over Zante Town will leave you truly inspired.

Life here revolves around the sea and a glass bottom boat trip from Skinari in the north is a must. Stop off at Navagio Beach or explore the famous Blue Caves; it’s best to go early in the morning to see the magical colour-changing waters at their best! Get some chill-out time in the afternoon, because the party really gets started after the sun goes down. Zante nightlife is famous for its banging beats, friendly atmosphere, and up-until-dawn fun that is bound to get you up on your feet and dancing!

This destination is one of Greece’s nightlife hotspots; it’s party central here all summer! Groups of mates should head for lively Laganas with its beach parties and foam parties. Here you’ll find Rescue Club, the largest club in the Ionian Islands. Fancy something a little more chilled out? Keep an eye out for the laid-back beach parties where the dress code is flip-flops, board shorts, and bikinis.

Holidays to Zante are a great opportunity to try out some of the local dishes, which are all made with super-fresh ingredients, and plenty of passion! One of the most famous local specialities is Zakynthino Stifado, a slow-cooked rabbit stew with ladotyri, regionally-produced cheese. This cheese is matured in olive oil and has a distinctive, spicy flavour that’s a perfect match for the local white wine, Verdea. If you have a sweet tooth and you won’t be able to resist madoles (caramelised almonds) and nougat and honey madolato.

Zante holidays are great for families. Laganas Beach is home to rare loggerhead turtles who come here to nest; if you’re lucky, you may spot them! Look out for the rare Mediterranean monk seal, too, and of course those cheeky wild dolphins that play offshore. Kids are well catered for on Zante holidays, with water sports, crazy golf, water parks and beautiful beaches, there’s plenty to keep all ages amused.

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


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.


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.


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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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.


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