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Zante (Zakynthos)

from £108


Zakynthos, or Zante, is one of the most popular Greek islands. Unquestionably it’s due to its mix of turquoise waters, picturesque beaches, rugged cliffs and urban buzz; making it a perfect summer destination. From Venetian architecture to its turtle population to its vibrant nightlife, Zante is an interesting and vibrant island just waiting to be explored.

Known for

  • Smuggler’s Cove – Or Navagio Beach, is one of the most photographed spots in all of Greece with its magnificent white cliffs, clear turquoise waters and the shipwreck of Panagiotis lying on its shore; it's well worth a visit.
  • Sea Turtles – The island is the most important nesting spot for the Loggerhead turtle in the Mediterranean so if you are visiting between July and August, head to the south of the island and you may catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures.
  • Laganas – Zante is also known for its epic party scene with Laganas attracting young travellers with its vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches.

Weekly Flight Guide

Summer schedule from April to October. Winter schedule from November to March.

Zante is divided into three geographically distinctive areas each with their own appeal and charm: the south is characterised by beautiful white sandy beaches including the Gerakas Beach, known for its turtle population and spectacular scenery. The north is filled with quaint traditional mountain villages offering the opportunity to see the traditional Greek way of life alongside dramatic seascape views. Finally, the central region is rich with olive groves and vineyards. It’s here that you will be able to taste some of the best wines in the Mediterranean.

Zante offers a lot of variety from the serene and peaceful Alykes to the family favourite Tsilivi which not only boasts a first-class beach but great restaurants, a waterpark and numerous water sport facilities. Laganas is a firm favourite with younger travellers and alongside its fantastic nightlife, it has plenty of beach bars and day time activities to ensure you will never be bored. If you want to take a little break from the bustling resort then take a walk over the wooden bridge to the Cameo Island for a beautiful secluded beach and bar.

With such beautiful beaches and gorgeous Greek weather, you may choose to spend all of your time simply soaking in the sunshine however there is more to the island than its weather. Tourists enjoy taking a boat trip out to Smugglers Cove where they have the opportunity to explore the spectacular caves found near here. Zakynthos Town is filled with Venetian architecture and culture so it's great for a day trip or to stay if you fancy something a little different.

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* prices based on cheapest quotes made in throughout 2018