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Zante Holidays

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Destination Highlights

  • Great nightlife
  • Stunning beaches
  • Great for groups
  • A mix of lively and relaxing resorts
  • On the Beach Perks - FREE Lounge & FREE Fast Track

    Today is the day. You’re up early, the other half has checked the passports a thousand times and you’re on your way. The kids even had cake for breakfast… because you’re on your jollies. Holiday mode is on! The only thing between you and the beach is the dreaded airport faff - the security queue, the food and drink queues and all that money you spend. But, what if we skipped that bit? Skip the security queue. Stroll into the swanky airport lounge and load up on free cake. Enjoy Free airport beers and Wi-Fi access to brag about it? Now, that’s what I’m talking about. With FREE security fast track on all package holidays and FREE lounge access for 4 or 5* package holidays, that’s exactly what you get. Your jollies just… jollier. Free security fast track and free lounge offers apply to outbound journeys only, and some airports may be excluded. Terms and conditions apply.

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    What are the best beaches in Zante?

    Whichever type of beach you prefer, the Zakynthos’ coastline will not disappoint. If sandy beaches with plenty of facilities are your ideal choice then head to the popular Tsilivi or Agios Nikolaos Beaches. You’ll find plenty of amenities, restaurants and even Wi-Fi here, plus, the water is shallow making it perfect for families with children.

    Looking for a lively beach? Then it has to be Laganas – lined with beach bars, loungers and parasols, this beach is the best place to head for a great day out. Banana Beach is perfect for those looking for a quieter spot of shore. Don’t forget the famous Shipwreck Beach too, the picturesque cove that’s only accessible by boat.

    Zante beach

    What are the top hotels in Zante?

    If you’re looking for a hotel that’s close to the action in Laganas, the Canadian Aparthotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay, whilst being just a 15 minutes’ walk from Laganas Strip. Another pick in a prime location is the Majestic Hotel and Spa, featuring an outdoor pool, spa area and a kids’ pool, whilst surrounded by local bars, restaurants and steps away from Laganas Strip.

    For a budget-friendly pick for a family holiday, Costas Apartments offer self-catering accommodation with local restaurants and bars nearby, as well as an on-site outdoor pool and kids’ pool. For family fun under the sun, Caretta Beach features plenty of fun facilities, including a waterpark and a fun park with go-karting, bouncy castles and more!

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    What's the food like in Zante?

    Food in Zante is packed full of flavour and has so much to offer. You’ll often find many restaurants serving small dishes known as mezze for starters. These are usually shared between the table (which means you get to try everything!) with typical dishes including dolmadakia – grape vine leaves stuffed with rice, tyropitakia – small pastries filled with feta cheese and fresh breads served with dipping sauces such as tzatziki and taramosalata.

    Main meals feature plenty of grilled meats, fresh salads and fresh fish, with plenty of veggie options too. Must-try Greek dishes include souvlaki, moussaka, gyros and Greek salad. Of course, this is often washed down with a good Greek beer such as Mythos and a healthy glug of ouzo to finish. If wine is more your thing, then don’t worry, there are a selection of family-run vineyards dotted around the island ensure that the wine here is delicious, with a pairing for every dish.

    Zante food

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    Where’s the best nightlife in Zante?

    Zante is famous for its late-night bars and clubs that don’t stop until dawn, making it a hotspot for party-lovers. For a wild night out, head to Laganas Strip, where you’ll be greeted with bright lights, bustling bars and a buzzing atmosphere. If you’re looking to dance until the sun comes up, ‘Zante Strip’ is the place to be.

    Those who prefer more laid-back vibes when heading out for the evening, then Kalamaki and Alykes are the resorts where you’ll find relaxing bars that are perfect for after-dinner drinks. For the best of both worlds, Argassi isn’t as wild as Laganas, but still has its share of karaoke bars, clubs and pubs.

    What events can I go to in Zante?

    Carnival (February) – Explore the bustling streets of Zante during carnival to find theatrical performances, dancing, parades and parties.

    Easter – Considered the biggest festival of the year in Greece, if you visit Zante during Easter then you’ll find celebrations in the towns across the island, the largest celebrations taking place in Zante Town.

    Panigiria (July-August) – Across the villages of Zante, religious Panigiria celebrations take place, where the days are filled with dancing, great food, dancing, music and all-round fun.

    GEM Fest (August) – For lovers of house, techno, deep house and EDM, this is three day festival is filled with non-stop dancing and fantastic live DJs – it’s one you won’t want to miss.

    Zante Wine Festival (August-September) – One for the wine connoisseurs, head to Zante town for wine tasting, traditional folk dancing and fun!

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    Things to do in Zante

    Turtle spotting in Zante

    Nothing makes you feel like you’re on holiday more than seeing turtles first-hand in the sea. There are plenty of boat trips on offer that will take you on a voyage around the island’s coastline and caves, providing the perfect opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Make sure to do your research beforehand, as turtles may not be as easy to find during their mating season. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not head out to a dive site and see if you can see the turtles up close and personal?

    Visit Zakynthos Town

    Explore the wonderful island’s capital city and experience the enchanting ambience that leaves tourists re-visiting Zante year after year. Wander through the rustic streets and visit Agiou Markou Square. Agios Dionisios Church is a must-see when in the area, a magnificent piece of architecture, which will leave you stunned. If you’re a lover of seafood, you can end your night perfectly by dining at one of the seafront restaurants for a delightfully fresh dinner with a view.

    Take a boat trip to Shipwreck Beach

    Reachable only by boat, Navagio Beach is a small cove on the North West of the island. With the main focus being the ruins of an abandoned freightliner, the sometimes named ‘Smuggler’s Cove’ has an exciting air of mystery about it. Once the shipwreck has been explored, the beach itself offers stunning views with white, rocky sand and crystal blue waters.

    Discover the Venetian Castle

    Situated at the top of Bohali hill, the Venetian Castle of Zakynthos is a spectacular piece of history that shouldn’t be missed. Learn about the castle’s past and the interesting facts surrounding it whilst taking in the jaw-dropping views. A lovely day out and a perfect chance to get some stunning photos.

    Take in the views from the Cliffs of Keri

    Head to the south west of Zante and discover the unbeatable views from the top of Keri Cliffs. See the stunning blue sea below and try to spot a turtle or two. If you love a good sunset spot then look no further, as this is also a prime location to see the golden sun disappear behind the glistening sea’s horizon.

    Visit the Blue Caves

    Hop on a boat to discover the Blue Caves, only accessible by water. These limestone caves and natural arches are something special, as they live up to their name with a blue tint caused by the reflection of the sun onto the white limestone. You’ll even be able to dip in for a swim too!

    What's the weather like in Zante?

    Zante offers warm, dry summers and cool winters. The best time to travel to Zante is between June and September, when average temperatures range between 23°c and 26°c, and the average rainfall is very low.


    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 11 °c 15 °c 5 h
    Feb 11 °c 15 °c 5 h
    Mar 13 °c 15 °c 6 h
    Apr 15 °c 16 °c 8 h
    May 19 °c 18 °c 10 h
    Jun 23 °c 21 °c 12 h
    Jul 26 °c 24 °c 13 h
    Aug 26 °c 26 °c 12 h
    Sep 24 °c 25 °c 10 h
    Oct 20 °c 22 °c 7 h
    Nov 16 °c 19 °c 5 h
    Dec 13 °c 16 °c 4 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Zante

    How long does it take to fly to Zante?

    It takes about four hours to fly to Zante from the UK.

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

    Zante is two hours ahead of the time in the UK.

    What currency do they use in Zante?

    The official currency of Zante is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Zante?

    The official language spoken in Zante is Greek.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Zante?

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

    Do I need to pay tourist tax on my holiday to Zante?

    The Greek goverment charges a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be 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

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Zante?

    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 Zante on the FCO website.

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    Always very helpful, I have been using this website for almost 10years booking holidays and can’t recommend it enough

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    Very easy to use and see all in one place exactly what you can buy and how much it will cost.. always used on the beach and will do again in the future

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    We have booked with on the beach for quite a few years now! Very efficient and on the ball with all info and requests, would not book with any one else

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    Exotica Hotel & Spa by Zante Plaza

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    Contessa Hotel

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    Vasilikos Beach

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    Domes Aulus Zante

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    Petros Hotel

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    Zante Plaza Hotel & Apartments

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    Contessina Hotel Sophisticated Life Style

    Planos, Zante, Greece

    Lesante Classic Luxury Hotel and Spa

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    Iakinthos Tsilivi Beach

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    Caretta Beach

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    Diana Palace

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    Hotel Alexander

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    Savvas De Mar

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    Sandy Maria

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    Tzante Hotel - Adults Only

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    Oscar Apartments Zante

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    Ionion Blue Hotel

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    Laganas, Zante, Greece

    Zante Weather

    June to September are the island’s hottest months with averages between 23°C and 26°C. May and October are on the milder side but still comfortable with averages of 19°C and 20°C. November to April are cooler with averages between 16°C and 11°C.
    Jan 12ºC
    Feb 12ºC
    Mar 14ºC
    Apr 19ºC
    May 23ºC
    Jun 26ºC
    Jul 30ºC
    Aug 30ºC
    Sep 24ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 15ºC
    Dec 13ºC

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