Dreams of sun-drenched holidays are why holidaymakers return to this Greek isle time after time. Whether it’s nightlife, beaches or day trips, holidays here have it all...
There are plenty of great resorts to choose from on holidays to Zante. Laganas, with its golden sand beaches is one option, or you may prefer to opt for quietly sophisticated Kalamaki. Alykes and Alykanas are characterful neighbours and home to the island's famous saltpans, while the cliff-top village of Kampi offers a different view on Zante. Other popular resorts include Argassi, Tsilivi, Aghios Sostis, Agios Dimitrios, Lithakia, Tragaki, Vassilikos, Amoudi, and Limni Keriou.
You might want to consider car hire during your holiday in Zante, as the island's treasures are worthy of a hunt. Rentals are available at Zante Airport (ZTH).
Take a look at your map of the island and you'll find flat land in the south and mountainous peaks in the north. You'll discover Smuggler's Cove and the simply stunning Navagio, or 'shipwreck', Beach. If visiting monasteries is your thing, then the Monastery of St George Gremon is one not to be missed.
Other popular jaunts around the island include a visit by boat to the famous Blue Caves - check out the snorkellers under the waves, they really do look blue - or take a 90-minute boat ride across to incredible Olympia and the Temple of Zeus.
While you're out and about in Zante, a trip to Zante Town (Zakynthos Town) is vital to get a flavour of the island's past and the locals who live and breathe their beloved island every day.
The island of Zante is also famous for another set of residents. Loggerhead Turtles also like to visit Laganas to lay their eggs in the sands in July and August. You'll find access to the beach is shut off during the evenings at this precious time and watersports are limited to certain parts of the bay. You'll probably agree that these minor inconveniences are worth it to help protect this endangered creatures - and for the chance to see them up close.
Zante holidays are ideal for families, couples and groups, and you'll find an array of self-catering accommodation and a range of hotels. All-inclusive holidays are also growing in popularity here. Peak season on the island is during the summer months, so be aware that many tourist facilities may be closed at this time.
So, get your skates on and zip off to Zante now. And don't forget to check prices and availability with TravelSupermarket.