Zante

Zante holidays


Just off the south-west tip of mainland Greece, Zante is a glimmering Ionian Sea jewel, where families come to relax, clubbers come to party and sea turtles come to nest. Coves of curving azure water and sun-speckled sand are set to enchant, with cobbled streets opening to excite foodies and shoppers.

No. 8 – Tripadvisor’s Trending Destinations – World
Blissful beaches, characterful towns and exciting boat trips are all on the agenda in Zante, one of Greece’s trending gems!
Karras Grande Resort
from
£586pp
Based on
  • London Stansted, Wed 05 May 2021
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Karras Grande Resort

Tsilivi, Zante

plus

Our rating

Based on 429 reviews

  • Central location
  • Family friendly
  • Modern interior
Klelia Beach Hotel
from
£562pp
Based on
  • London Stansted, Sat 01 May 2021
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Klelia Beach Hotel

Kalamaki, Zante

Our rating

Based on 1038 reviews

  • Small and friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Great value All Inclusive
  • Relaxing pool area
  • Perfect for couples and families
Zante Sun Hotel
from
£518pp
Based on
  • Glasgow Intl, Wed 12 May 2021
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Zante Sun Hotel

Aghios Sostis, Zante

plus

Our rating

Based on 579 reviews

  • Close to the beach
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Suitable for couples and families
  • Modern and stylish accommodation
  • Great facilities
Diana Palace
from
£543pp
Based on
  • London Stansted, Wed 05 May 2021
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Diana Palace

Argassi, Zante

Our rating

Based on 1892 reviews

  • Close to the beach and resort centre
  • Great entertainment programme
  • Children's pool with slide
  • Great value All Inclusive
  • Fun for everyone
Filoxenia Hotel
from
£508pp
Based on
  • London Stansted, Wed 05 May 2021
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Filoxenia Hotel

Tsilivi, Zante

plus

Our rating

Based on 1240 reviews

  • Great for families
  • Friendly service
  • Bright, comfortable rooms
  • Great All Inclusive programme
  • Regular entertainment
Show all (150) and filter options

Language

Greek

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+2hrs

Cost of a beer

€3 a bottle

3 course meal

from around €25

Flight times

3.5hrs

Nesting beauty

Zante’s stunning coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky coves, dramatic cliffs and hidden sea caves. Further inland, lush olive groves and lemon trees give way to rolling hills. In summer, loggerhead turtles swim all the way from Africa to Zante to lay their eggs in the island’s golden grains.

A world-class party scene

If you’re looking for a no-bass-spared after-dark scene, Zante’s totally kitted out for your every clubbing desire. The cutting-edge venues in Laganas attract the sort of big-name superstar DJs you’d expect to see in Ibiza. And the parties on the beach are legendary – they kick on right until morning.

Tsilivi Holidays

Tsilivi

From its golden sands to quaint tavernas, Tsilivi is a top beachfront pick that has retained its traditional Greek town feel.

Kalamaki Holidays

Kalamaki

An idyllic choice for relaxing and unwinding on a gold-flecked beach, Kalamaki’s shores meet up with Laganas Bay, so keep your eyes peeled for loggerhead turtles.

Laganas Holidays

Laganas

Fizzing nightlife and miles of sand make Laganas one of the most sought-after locations in all of Zante.

Argassi Holidays

Argassi

Small but sweet, this compact resort centres around terracotta-topped buildings and a smattering of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops.

Alykes

Alykes has a very authentic way about it. The intriguing salt flats are the place to start – prepare to be wowed.

Alykanas

This small, typically Greek village is surrounded by dreamy bright blue seas in north-eastern Zante.

Stavros Bochali

Lose yourself in the calming sea views stretching out as far as the eye can see.

Vassilikos Holidays

Vassilikos

Vassilikos takes up a good amount of the southern part of the island, so it’s got a little more than your ordinary small resort.

Aghios Sostis

A coastline less littered with parasols than your typical Zante resorts is waiting, so find yourself a sandy spot and settle down.

Keri

Watch warm waters bubble against the sand. Keri’s best known for its lighthouse and luscious lake.

Kypseli

Dotted with bougainvillea and traditional buildings and churches, Kypseli extends across a beach, town and valley area, nestled right within the coastline.

Tragaki

Verdant headland encases deep, clear aquamarine ocean, creating Tragaki’s sensational views.

Beaches

Smuggler’s Cove is the most spectacular beach on the island (and some would argue in all of Greece!). Think steep white cliffs, soft sands and a mysterious shipwreck. Certain beaches have small coves to explore too, so you’re in for plenty of choice across Zante if you’re big on sun-worshipping.

See all beaches (13)
Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips

Mario's Cave and Turtle Boat Trips

Vassilikos, Zante

Mario and his glass-bottomed boat will take you out for an afternoon visiting different coves to see the turtles. You can go to Keri cave, with its beautiful clear waters and opportunities to go swimming, or to...
Kalamaki Beach

Kalamaki Beach

Kalamaki, Zante

The beach by Kalamaki reaches out for five kilometres and is shared by the neighbouring town of Laganas. The sand is fine and the water is clear and shallow so that you can wade quite far out with your feet on...

Sights

Marathonissi – or Turtle Island – is a must-visit for nature buffs. Not only is it shaped liked the animal it’s named after, but it’s one of the top nesting spots for loggerhead turtles. You can take a boat to it from Keri and Laganas. Caves and ruins ought to tickle your fancy too.

See all sights (12)
Blue Caves

Blue Caves

Zante

These magnificent caves are one of the island's most famous attractions, and see thousands of visitors each year. Anything that enters the water in the cave appears to turn bright blue, including swimmers! You...
Agios Dionysios

Agios Dionysios

Zante

Zante's patron saint Dionysios of Zakynthos is revered in Orthodox Christianity for his spiritual journey to the Holy Land. His body is buried at the Church of Dionysios. Although he died in the 16th century,...

Activities

To get a glimpse of traditional Greek life, stroll around the cobbled streets and stone cottages of the many dainty hillside villages on the south of the island. Right at the bottom, you’ll find there’s a beautiful lake where you can see wetland plants and birds. It’s a real hive of activity.

See all activities (19)

Eating and drinking

Zante’s a great place to sample authentic Greek cuisine, from meze to moussaka. Seafood fans won’t want to miss the catch of the day, especially when grilled swordfish is on the menu. If you have a sweet tooth, the sticky walnut and cinnamon dessert called kataifi is one of the island’s specialities.

See all eating and drinking (11)

Shopping

After authentic local gifts? Head to hillside villages for a strong line in carpets, lace and other traditional handicrafts. Foodies won’t want to leave without a stash of the local olive oil and honey. For a fashion fix, Zante Town has everything from designer boutiques to international high-street brands.

See all shopping (9)
Gift shops selling ceramics and jewellery

Gift shops selling ceramics and jewellery

Alykes, Zante

The district of Alykes has a few small shops that offer most of what you need on holiday. Places like Souvenir Georgia and Ilyessa Souvenir Shop have lots of locally crafter ceramics and silver and gold...
Local craft shops

Local craft shops

Zante

Kypseli is a traditional village with a laid-back vibe, so there's not too much in the way of shopping. You’ll find a couple of local mini-markets and a few small shops selling souvenirs. If you want more...

Nightlife

Zante’s got virtually everything you could want in the small hours. Hard-partying Laganas is famous for its Ibiza-worthy clubs and pumping beach parties. Tsilivi on the east coast is a good spot for bar hopping. Zante Town likes to take things a bit easier, with after-dinner cocktails overlooking the harbour.

See all nightlife (12)
Climate

Zante

14
14
16
19
23
28
31
31
28
23
19
16
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Debarture airport

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Discover Zante
We think you’ll also like…