Zante Holidays

Zante Holidays

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Overview

Zakynthos, or Zante as it is commonly known by tourists is the third largest Greek Island and just over three hours flight from the UK. In other words, you can be on the beach and topping up your tan under the Mediterranean sun in no time! Zante is very popular with families seeking summer and winter sun. It is also popular with couples and groups which are attracted by the lively nightlife in the resort of Laganas.

The landscape in Zante is about as perfect as it gets, straight off a postcard. Sandy beaches with clear blue waters grace the east and south coats. The architecture, for the most part (and especially in Laganas) is in keeping with the rich heritage of Zante with sandstone buildings and old fashioned tavernas galore.

In general, the landscape is rocky and mountainous with plenty of trees and olive groves making for some truly picturesque scenery. Alongside it's stunning landscape Zante has what every girl is looking for, plenty of beaches! Agios Nicolaos is popular with tourists and is found just to the north of Vassilikos. Alikes, just 18 kilometres northwest of Zakynthos town, is ideal for water sports while Bouka, just north of Zakynthos, is largely un-spoilt and much quieter than the rest.

There's always the chance to party in Zante. Laganas is the most popular resort and is perfect for a great night out. Bad Boys is the most popular Hip Hop club on the island and offers panoramic views of the beach while La Bamba is the place to head to if you're up for a spot of karaoke. La Bamba is also a great place to take the kids and is well known for being family friendly.

If you're missing the UK then head to Mad Murphy's, a popular Irish bar with pool table and video screens. Cherry Bay Beach Club is a must for Baywatch fans. The club has a Baywatch theme and the bar staff all wear wetsuits while the DJ spins on his decks in a speedboat.

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Top Zante Hotels

Savvas Apartments

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Majestic Hotel and Spa

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Sirocco Hotel - Adults Only

Kalamaki, Zante, Greece

Belvedere Luxury Suites

Vassilikos, Zante, Greece

Filoxenia Aparthotel

Tsilivi, Zante, Greece

Captains - Commodore - Admiral Complex

Argassi, Zante, Greece

Diana Palace

Argassi, Zante, Greece

Meandros Hotel

Kalamaki, Zante, Greece

Astir Palace Hotel

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Village Inn Studios and Apartments

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Canadian Aparthotel

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Hotel Alexander The Great

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Aquis Avalon Hotel - Adults Only

Zakynthos Town, Zante, Greece

Tom and John's Apartments

Tsilivi, Zante, Greece

Planos Beach Aparthotel

Tsilivi, Zante, Greece

Cactus Hotel Zante

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Louros Beach Hotel

Kalamaki, Zante, Greece

Ikaros Hotel

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Letsos Hotel

Alikanas, Zante, Greece

Chryssi Akti - Paradise Beach Hotel

Argassi, Zante, Greece

Pallas

Laganas, Zante, Greece

Klelia Hotel

Kalamaki, Zante, Greece

Alykanas Beach

Alikanas, Zante, Greece

Anagenessis

Kalamaki, Zante, Greece

Panorama Studios

Alykes, Zante, Greece

Markella Studios

Zakynthos Town, Zante, Greece

Paradise Apartments And Studios

Zakynthos Town, Zante, Greece

Keri Village & Spa by Zante Plaza – Adults Only

Keri, Zante, Greece

Zante Palace

Tsilivi, Zante, Greece

Andreolas Luxury Suites

Tsilivi, Zante, Greece

Zante Weather

The weather in Zante is about as far away from the UK as possible. It's Mediterranean climate provides hot, dry, sunny summers and mild winters. Temperatures average in around 25° Celsius from about April and May, peaking in the summer with daily highs of around 30° Celsius no uncommon.

As you head into the autumn and winter, temperatures do decline and there are more cloudy days. However, the sun is never far away in Zante so you can still get a tan even when it's cold and wet back home.

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Apr 19ºC
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Things To Do on Zante Holidays

There is plenty to keep you entertained while on holidays in Zante. If you're an adrenaline junkie there is the chance to learn to dive. With the help of a qualified instructor you'll get the opportunity to dive beneath the sea and observe octopus, mule seals and logger head turtles in their natural habitat.

If you prefer to take it a bit easier, why not try a boat excursion to Shipwreck Beach - a beach only accessible by boat and famed for it's crystal blue waters and golden sands.

Culture

Zante was first mentioned in literature by Greek poet Homer is his work Odyssey. Homes claimed the island was first inhabited in 1500BC by the Zakynthos, son of King Dardanos of Troy, giving the island it's name.

It is believed King Arkeisios of Kefalonia conquered the island before Ulysses from Ithaca. Following the invasions a treaty was signed making Zante an independent democracy. This treaty lasted 600 years. In 1953 four earthquakes shook the island, leaving only three buildings standing on the whole island!

Zante has a rich Christian culture. It is believed Mary Magdalene visited the island in 34AD. Before the earthquakes of 1953 there were over 350 churches on the island. Despite the damage many of the churches were rebuilt and are still hugely popular with locals and tourists alike.

Zante enjoys several public holidays each year and all are celebrated in style. New Years Day coincides with the festival of Saint Basil. On this day cakes are sliced up and handed out and the person who finds the hidden cake is named the lucky person for the year. The 1st of May is Labour Day and citizens take to the streets to protest and party! Later, the 21st of May marks the Union of the Ionian Islands to Greece and the whole island is awash with colourful parades.

Book a Zante Holiday now!

If you're tired of hearing 'there's worse weather to come' why not take matters into your own hands and book yourself a Greek Island holiday in Zante. On the Beach offers some of the cheapest Greek Island holidays around so before you start spending money on your winter wardrobe why not treat yourself to one last slice of summer.

Booking is easy with our system; you can create your very own customised holiday by combining flights and hotels with ease to get great bargains. Book now for the best deals online!

Zante Resorts

Kalamaki

Kalamaki

Located on the Greek island of Zante, the beautiful resort of Kalamaki is just waiting to be explored. Holidays to Kalamaki are all centred around rel … Read more on Kalamaki Travel Guide

Kypseli

Kypseli

There's nothing quite like Zante holidays to lift your spirits and cheer you up when life seems a little, well, dull. A little bit of sun, sand and sa … Read more on Kypseli Travel Guide

Laganas

Laganas

Laganas is the largest resort on the island of Zante. It is the only 18-30 resort on the island and is certainly not the place to go for a quiet week. … Read more on Laganas Travel Guide

Vassilikos

Vassilikos

Holidays in Vassilikos for all tastes, ages and budgets. We have a range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels and apartments in Vassilikos suitable for all holid … Read more on Vassilikos Travel Guide