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Laganas Holidays

Laganas Holidays

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Laidback beach days, loads to see and do and amazing party nights make this the perfect place for an unforgettable mates’ escape in gorgeous Greece.

Destination Highlights

  • Huge parties all summer
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Iconic caves and bays
  • Home to giant turtles
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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Laganas?

    Whether you call the island Zante or Zakynthos, we can all agree that beach holidays in Laganas have a serious rep for partying. You’ll also get some real natural beauty as a bonus, and chances are you’ll see a turtle or two at these beaches:

    • Laganas Beach - A hit with party people of all ages due to the many bars and activities that line the golden sands.
    • Paralia Kalamaki - You can relax and swim at this family-friendly beach while the nesting turtles chill out right next to you.
    • Agios Sostis Beach - Walk the wooden bridge over the sea to tiny Cameo Island and you can enjoy this cute beach, great for taking snaps amongst the coves and pines.
    • Dafni Beach - This calm area is a snorkeller’s paradise due to its many rocks and crystal-clear water, plus there’s a great taverna to finish the day.
    • Navagio Bay - One of the island’s most famous sights! Take a boat ride between huge cliffs and you’ll find this gorgeous cove with a smuggler’s shipwreck right on the sands.

    What are the top hotels in Laganas?

    Much more than just a crash pad after a night on the strip, hotels in Laganas offer getaways for a variety of travellers. These are some of our favourites:

    • White Olive Elite - Have it all at this deluxe hotel next to the beach that’s got five-star rooms with disabled access options, plus lots of entertainment for family holidays in Laganas.
    • Tzante Hotel - This adults-only hotel is a pocket of calm by the strip, making it an ideal base for friends and couples.
    • Hotel Mediterranean Beach - A five-star complex with amazing sea views and colourful gardens, offering a calmer Laganas experience.
    • Club Zante Plaza - Our top pick for an all-inclusive holiday to Laganas at a great price, close to the beach and offering nightly entertainment.
    • White Olive Premium Laganas - Located in the lush Marine Park area with a sociable pool bar and easy beach access.
    • Ilaria Hotel - This affordable hotel is an ideal retreat from the crowds and is surrounded by natural beauty.
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    What's the food like in Laganas?

    The Mediterranean diet is famed for its health benefits, but you won’t be stuck with a plain salad on your Laganas holidays! Along with the classic Greek treats like gyros and feta, you’ll find tasty local dishes like these:

    • Kouneli Stifado - The island’s version of the hearty stew is made with rabbit and wine.
    • Ladotyri - Hard cheese made with goat’s and sheep’s milk, with a salty and spicy flavour.
    • Mantolato - A sweet snack of nougat flavoured with almonds and honey, often eaten during the carnival season.
    • Frigania - Like a creamy tiramisu, but with lemon instead of coffee flavours.

    These are our favourite places to feast like a local:

    • The Isles Greek Tavern & Restaurant - One of our favourite beachside eateries, serving the freshest fish and traditional recipes.
    • Brusco Kitchen & Bar - The modern food and decor make this a perfect pick for a date by the beach, with loads of vegan options too.
    • Panos - Take the family to one of the restaurant’s famous Greek nights where you’ll be entertained and plied with authentic dishes.
    • Sizzlebang House - The best gyros on the island, you heard it here first!
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    Where’s the best nightlife in Laganas?

    Holidays in Laganas are known for party vibes that you can find at beach and pool parties by day, then on the strip at night. Here’s a little taste of what to expect:

    • Infinity Beach Club - This club takes you from day to night on the sands, with quality cocktails and DJs.
    • Cherry Bay - The most buzzing bar on the strip where the party doesn’t stop ‘til 8am on the weekends.
    • Rescue Club - A huge superclub that puts on big-name acts throughout the season.
    • The Summertime Rock Pub - Exactly what it says on the tin! Rock out with cocktails in a friendly atmosphere.
    • Bar Fantasy - A colourful bar for all ages with tasty cocktails and nightly karaoke.
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    What events can I go to in Laganas?

    If your 2022 holidays in Laganas are all about the sesh then you’ll want to visit in the summer season and watch out for DJ listings popping up. There are some fun traditional events throughout the year too if that’s more your speed. Check these out:

    • Aprokreas (February) - In the run-up to Lent, the island comes alive for three weeks of carnivals with parades, theatre, dance, and music.
    • Easter (April) - The most important religious event in Greece, with processions and feasts all round.
    • Christos Negkas Cinema (May-October) - The much-loved open-air cinema opens its doors for a season of films in the warm summer breeze.
    • Party season (May-September) - All the clubs open and the mayhem begins, with live shows and parties every week.
    • Panigiria (July/August) - For a more traditional style of party, look out for summer Panigiri events, where locals celebrate saints with performances, crafts, and feasting.
    • GEM Fest (August) - A long-awaited celebration of electronic music comes to Keri Beach for three days of festival fun.
    • Agios Dionysios celebrations (August and December) - Three days of religious processions and feasting happen twice a year to honour the island’s patron saint Dionysios, in spectacular Greek Orthodox fashion.

    Things to do in Laganas

    Release your inner caveman

    To reach all the hidey-holes for turtles and explorers you’ll need to take a boat trip around the coast. Get some amazing shots of the Marathonissi and Keri Caves or take the plunge and swim right through them! There are daily tours from the beach whatever your style.

    All aboard the fun train

    If you’d rather explore inland, then the Laganas Fun Train is a great pick that all the family will enjoy. You’ll get to take in the scenery from your open carriage in between stops at your pick of interesting places. We recommend the olive oil factory!

    Live the good life

    Make memories at Leeda’s Farm, a sweet little escape from the party scene. There are lots of animals to make friends with and the owners can put on a special picnic for you. Lounging on a blanket in the lush green surroundings makes for a super romantic date or birthday celebration.

    Go down in history

    If you’re always looking to brush up your trivia skills, you’ll want to head to the History War Museum, a small place packed with info on the roles Greece played in various battles. A friendly guide will show you around for a fiver too, so it’s a great way to spend the afternoon on cheap holidays to Laganas.


    What's the weather like in Laganas?

    The Mediterranean climate means long hot summers between April and September, with the cool breezes that circle Zakynthos taking the edge off the heat. Spring and autumn are ideal times to book a milder last-minute holiday to Laganas, or travel in the winter months if you don’t mind a few showers.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 9 °c 17 °c 4 h
    Feb 9 °c 16 °c 5 h
    Mar 11 °c 16 °c 6 h
    Apr 13 °c 18 °c 8 h
    May 18 °c 19 °c 9 h
    Jun 22 °c 23 °c 12 h
    Jul 24 °c 25 °c 12 h
    Aug 24 °c 26 °c 11 h
    Sep 21 °c 25 °c 9 h
    Oct 18 °c 23 °c 9 h
    Nov 14 °c 21 °c 4 h
    Dec 10 °c 19 °c 3 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Laganas

    How long does it take to fly to Laganas?

    It takes around 4 hours to fly from the UK to Zakynthos Town, followed by a short drive to Laganas.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Laganas?

    Laganas is 2 hours ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Laganas?

    The official currency of Laganas is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Laganas?

    Greek is the official language in Laganas.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Laganas?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Laganas?

    Yes, you need to pay a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which is payable on arrival in the hotel:

    • 5-star hotels: €4 per room, per night
    • 4-star hotels: €3 per room, per night
    • 3-star hotels: €1.50 per room, per night
    • 1-star & 2-star hotels: €0.50 per room, per night
    • 1-4 key apartments: €0.50 per room, per night

    Do I need a visa to travel to Laganas?

    No, you don’t need a visa to travel to Laganas for under 30 days.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Laganas?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Laganas on the FCO website.

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    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Laganas for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Amanda Compton:


    We had a fantastic holiday from start to finish. The hotel was amazing food room flight everything was perfect thank you.

    Pammy:


    On The Beach were very helpful in helping me to finalise my accomodation after an exchange of Hotels

    Elizabeth Simkin:


    The whole experience was perfect from finding to paying and getting there and coming home X

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    Laganas Weather

    Laganas has a Mediterranean climate offering hot summers and mild winters with copious amounts of sunshine throughout the year. The best time of year to visit Zante is between April and September when the sun is at it's brightest and the temperatures at their highest. Don't worry that it's going to be too hot and sticky during the summer months, cool breezes called Meltemia provide just enough light wind to cool you down.

    If a tan isn't top of your list and you would rather avoid the crowds, head to Laganas outside the peak summer months. Late September and October are much more quiet and relaxed but still offer great weather.

    Jan 12ºC
    Feb 12ºC
    Mar 14ºC
    Apr 19ºC
    May 23ºC
    Jun 26ºC
    Jul 30ºC
    Aug 30ºC
    Sep 24ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 15ºC
    Dec 13ºC

    Landscape

    Laganas is in a fertile area which means much of the land is covered in lush greenery making for some stunning scenery. Of course, if you head to a Greek Island you're not necessarily looking for greenery, what you are looking for though is beaches! Luckily for you, you won't be disappointed. Laganas beach is beautiful 9km long sandy beach with clear blue waters, what more could you want?

    Things To Do on Laganas Holidays

    Laganas is known for being the fun-spot on Zante - and lets face it girls, what's more fun than shopping? The resort is a shoppers paradise. From cute markets where you can find unique goods and one of a kind crafts to souvenir shops and clothes stores were you can pick up designer clothes at great prices.

    For many though, it is the stunning beach that makes Laganas their choice above others. Long and sandy, the beach is the perfect place to chill out after a night out!

    Culture

    Laganas was founded around the time of the Trojan War by Zakynthos, son of the King of Troy. It has a rich history that is still celebrated, despite the modernisation of the resort. To witness this it's best to time your visit with one of the local festivals including the Feast of the Virgin Mary on August 15th and December 17th, which marks the death of Agios Dionysios, the patron saint of Zakynthos.