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Sun, sea and sand in Zante, Greece
Part of the splendid Ionian Islands, Zante, otherwise known as Zakynthos, is one of the most captivating holiday destinations situated in the Mediterranean Sea. Blending rugged mountain landscapes and ancient villages with pristine coastlines backed by vibrant resort towns, Zante Greece provides the perfect fusion of relaxation, adventure and entertainment.
Where to Stay in Zante
Whether looking for untouched nature or non-stop entertainment Zante Greece has the ability to appeal to every kind of traveller.
On the island's southeast coast sits the capital Zakynthos Town, a character filled town stretching back from a picturesque marina. Take in the spectacular church Ayios Dhionysios, the vast Byzantine Museum and towering ruins of the Venetian fort.
If you are on the look out for entertainment then nearby Laganas is the liveliest town on the island. Fronted by almost 10km of beach Laganas is favoured by the young crowd who fill up the beachfront hotels, restaurants and bars and take part in endless water sport activities. Similarly, Tsilivi is developing a name for its fine beach and array of bars and taverns.
For the quieter and traditional side of Zante, head for the northern regions. Passing vineyards and mountains, towns like Alykes and Katastari provide an insight into the time-honoured lifestyle of the islands inhabitants. Within walking distance of Alykes is Alikanas and perhaps the most alluring stretch of beach and warm blue water on the island.
Zante towns cater for all travellers and budgets by offering an abundance of guesthouses, self-catering apartments and hotel resorts. I good place to start your search for accommodation on the island is at Zantehotels.gr.
How To Get There
Zante's international airport is located just outside of Kalamaki and less than 15 minutes from both Laganas and Zakynthos Town.
When selecting flights to Zante Greece there are plenty of options for the 3 to 4 hour journey time. Airlines currently departing from across the UK include BMI, Easyjet, Fly Thomas Cook, Monarch and Thomson.