The Greek island of Zakynthos, more commonly known as Zante, is one of the Mediterranean's most seductive and alluring destinations. Near similar Ionian islands of Corfu and Kefalonia, Zante can be a sedate retreat with chalk white cliffs, blue seas and pristine, sandy beaches, but is equally popular as a nightlife destination. Zante holidays feature a perfect mixture of sun, sea and relaxation.
Thomson Holidays are a leading provider of Zante holidays and feature a range of differing packages. The popular party town of Laganas, right by the beach, is perfect for those seeking club nights, parties on the beach, and a lively bar scene. The Ionis Art Hotel in Laganas is ideal for young clubbers, with rooms facing an open air swimming pool, the beach just moments away, and even a late night KFC in the building. All rooms are fully air conditioned and sleep up to three people. Rates for seven nights start from around £805 per person including flights.
Elsewhere on Zante, Argassi offers a more family-oriented resort, with secluded coves, an authentic greek market and a variety of hotels. The Katerina Palace Hotel and Studios is built around two huge swimming pools and is available exclusively through Thomson. Ideal for families with kids, the hotel offers rooms plus flights from Gatwick for the bargain price of only £408 per person.
For those after a more traditional vacation, Kalamaki is a quiet resort that appeals to travellers of all ages. Benefitting from strict development laws, the beach and coast at Kalamaki has been left relatively untouched by modern hotels and so the town still retains an air of old times. The Ionian Blue Studios in Kalamaki, a large, modern resort just a short walk from the unspoilt beach, offers self-catering studios plus flights from around £491.
Zante also offers a range of inland villages and rural villas for the more adventurous traveller. Wherever you stay on this Greek island paradise, Zante holidays offer the trip of a lifetime at affordable rates.