It’s fun. Days are spent lounging in the sun, while nights can be spent drinking and dancing...
Laganas is most definitely where the party is at on the gorgeous Greek island of Zante. The island's most buzzing nightspot, you can't go wrong with a break in the lively resort of Laganas if your holiday wish-list includes nights filled with bars, clubs, pubs and days of snoozing on the sand.
The Ionian Sea crawls lazily on to the five-mile stretch of soft sands in Laganas, where you'll find people sprawled when the sun shines. When the sun goes down, however, the resort springs into life, with throngs of young people keeping the after-hours fun going round the clock.
Located on the south coast of Zante (also known as Zakynthos), Laganas is undoubtedly a party town – you only need to see the mile-long Strip that draws those looking to dance the night away to understand why it’s so popular with younger holidaymakers. But couples and families who like a side dish of music alongside their break might be interested in a stay at the neighbouring resorts of Lithakia or Kalamaki. Both are quiet, traditional and sophisticated, but close enough for an evening stroll into Laganas.
It's not just party people who love holidays in Laganas, though. Every summer Loggerhead Turtles make their way up the beach to lay their eggs. Parts of the beach are closed down each evening to allow these fascinating animals the space they need to give their babies the best chance of survival, but it's a small price to pay to help protect – and get a chance to see – these magnificent beasts.
Laganas holidays can be enjoyed from a variety of mid-range hotels and self-catering apartments or one of the bigger, more luxurious hotels on the fringes of the bay. And if you fancy a break away from the heady antics of the resort, day trips to the Blue Caves, Zante Town or Shipwreck Beach make an interesting alternative to another day at the beach.
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Summer is undoubtedly the most popular time to visit Laganas thanks to endless sunshine and buzzing bars...
The hot summer months are when the hordes of party people (as well as the turtles) descend on Laganas. Average temperatures peak at about 28C in July and August.
Late spring and early autumn, meanwhile, enjoy temperatures in the low 20s and fewer crowds. Although cooler, this would be a good time to search for cheap holidays to Laganas.
Your break in Laganas will be even more memorable if you can catch one of the many events held on the island...
Carnival; February: There isn't a big events calendar in Laganas, but if you find yourself in Zante at the end of winter you should travel to Zante Town to see its two-week carnival.
Laganas Flair Open; July/August: Watch some of the best cocktail makers around shake up the simple task of pouring a drink during this annual event, which is lots of fun.
Wine Feast Festival; August-September: Head to the nearby capital of Zante Town/Zakynthos to sip some of the best of the local harvest at this popular festival.
Whether you’re travelling alone or with the family, there’s a great list of things to do in Laganas...
Nightlife: Lively Laganas is packed with opportunities to let your hair down and wave goodbye to your inhibitions. The resort's many bartenders are always on hand to serve you a drink, while the DJs keep spinning dance tunes all night long.
Babies & toddlers: The sandy bay is perfect for little ones to splash about in safely, which is why some families do stay in Laganas, as well as neighbouring Lithakia and Kalamaki.
Active types: Head beneath the waves with a snorkel, mask and flippers to see life under the sea at nearby Turtle Island.