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Zante (Zakynthos) Hotels and Apartments
Zante (Zakynthos) Overview
Zante has nightlife for dancing, beaches for relaxing and a beautiful landscape for exploring. There is an atmosphere and character to suit everyone, from lively bars and clubs in Laganas to whitewashed tavernas and a relaxed pace of life in Kalamaki. Zante also upholds Greece’s reputation for having incredible beaches, with some of the country’s finest sandy stretches, secluded coves and pebbly bays.
Pretty villages and secluded coves
Known locally as Zakynthos, Zante is the third largest Ionian Island and is popular for its year round sunshine and ancient history. With pretty villages, lovely secluded coves and dramatic mountain scenery, the island is ideal if you want to experience traditional Greece as well as relax in the sun. The majority of the resorts are in the south and east. The north side of the island is rural and mountainous.
Discover Zakynthos Town
Laganas is the island’s biggest resort and its eight mile stretch of golden sand combined with the water sports and many shops, bars and restaurants make it ideal for an action packed break. Kalamaki is a perfect, family friendly resort with most activity based around the long sandy beach. If you have a taste for culture, Zakynthos Town is filled with Venetian and neo-classical style buildings and a harbour lined with traditional tavernas. Other significant resorts to look out for include the port town of Agios Nikalaos and the family friendly hotspot of Tsilivi, north of Zakynthos Town.
Marvel at the Loggerhead turtles
Sight-seeing highlights on Zante include the famous Blue Caves and Shipwreck Beach. Plan your trip carefully to avoid the midday crush as the majority of the tour boats unload their cargo on the crowded beaches. Zante is home to the endangered Loggerhead turtles. The protected bay within the National Marine Park is the place to see them. Snorkelling and diving are deemed to be the least disruptive and harmful ways to catch a glimpse.
A boat trip around Zante
The ideal way to explore the island. Look out for glass bottom boats and trips to Turtle Island
Navagio Beach – Zante
This landmark is the island’s most photographed beach, with the wreck of the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis nestled into the sand
Visit Shipwreck Beach
This is one of the most popular visitor attractions on the island. Boats cruise up the west coast from Port Vromi stopping at Shipwreck Beach to swim and view the famous wreck. You will also get the chance to visit the Blue Caves.
This beach is worth a visit even if you are not staying in Kalamaki. There are not many beaches in the world where you get the chance to witness tiny loggerhead turtles hatching and making the arduous journey to the seashore.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (2)
· Travel Time – Zakynthos (ZTH) - 3 hours 25 minutes (London)
· Transfer Time - Laganas - 15 minutes (Taxi)