The choice of the area to stay in Zante depends on your idea of vacation. There are places where there is a lot of nightlife and suitable for young people, such as Laganas, and places more suitable for a fun or family friendly. The following locations are the major tourist centers of the island of Zante, we have included a small description of each location in order to give you a better idea before booking your stay inZante.
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Zakynthos or Zakynthos is the capital and commercial center of the island. In 1953, following the earthquake that destroyed most of the buildings, it was rebuilt trying to preserve the traditional Venetian style that characterized it. In addition to numerous bars, restaurants and shops (from 14 to 16 shops are closed), the city offers numerous cultural activities. You can visit the church of San Dionysios, where the relics of the patron saint of the island San Dionysios and the Catholic church of San Marco, the Byzantine Museum and the D. Solomos Museum are preserved. For the little ones on the Solomos square it is possible to rent bicycles and tricycles and play under the supervision of the parents. In the evening the city comes alive, the streets are filled with tourists and Greeks, the Corso Roma and the Lungomare del Porto are the two favorite streets for strolling and for shopping for souvenirs. Zakynthos is connected to all the tourist centers of the island (Argasi, Kalamaki, Limni Kerì, Tsilivì, Laganas, Vassilikos and Alykes) by coaches that make more trips every day. For those equipped with a vehicle, it is highly recommended to go to the Castle of Bochali, a few kilometers from the city, where you can admire a panorama of the city of Zakynthos. The beach of Zakynthos is frequented only by Greeks, it is very small and often the entrance to the sea is hindered by numerous stones. Do not miss: The patronal feast of the island on August 24th
Argassi 4 Km from Zante (families, couples and teenagers). 4 km from Zante is this country that stretches along the coastal road, rapidly increasing in recent years has seen the construction of 3,000 new rooms. The location is ideal for those who want to visit the beaches of Vasilikos (Dafni, Gerakas, Banana Beach and San Nikolas). For those looking for a bit of nightlife, you can choose to walk around Argasi, go to one of the discos at 2 Km from Argasi or head towards the nearby city of Zante. Numerous taverns, bars and restaurants are present in this area, although unfortunately the typical taverns have made room for more touristy places. The beach of Argassi is almost non-existent and not much cared for, it is advised to move a few kilometers or head to the beaches of the hotels. Do not miss: the White Tuesday at the Barrage nightclub (the most frequent night on the island)
Kalamaki 7 Km from Zakynthos, 4 Km from Laganas (families and couples) About 10 minutes from the city lies this tourist resort, being near the marine park has had a smaller increase in housing units. The sandy beach is very well maintained and kept clean by WWF volunteers and from dusk to dawn it is closed to the public, to avoid disturbing the laying of eggs or hatching. Numerous restaurants, pubs and shops are present in this area and the noisy Laganas, the center of Zakynthos nightlife, is only 4 km away.
Laganas 12 Km from Zante (boys) Laganas is the ideal place for those wishing to spend the nights between discos and discobars. Frequented mainly by 18-24 year olds. The area is very touristy and alcohol is often low-cost (as is quality). The village, which in the winter does not count almost any inhabitant, is characterized by a continuous succession of hotels, night clubs, souvenir shops and supermarkets open from early morning until late at night, with the intent to meet the different needs of every tourist. The beach is similar to that of Kalamaki, but suffers from the continuous nightlife and it is not uncommon to find the remains of glasses and bottles of the previous evening.
Limni Keri 17 Km from Zakynthos (families and couples). Limni Keri is not to be confused with Keri. Limni Keri is located at the end of the marine park, while Keri is the mountain village at 2km from Limni Keri. In Limni Keri there are many villas that offer tourists every kind of comfort. The beach, not very big, is made of pebbles and in some points of the pine trees they offer shelter during the hottest hours. From the beach you can admire the island of Marathonisi and from the port depart every hour of the boats to the caves of Keri or to the island of Marathonisi. The nightlife here is very quiet, the pubs have low volume music allowing the tourist to relax and chat.
Tsilivi 6 Km from Zakynthos (families and couples) Tsilivi has been rapidly expanding over the last few years. It offers numerous evening entertainment (bowling, minigolf, amusement park), tourist shops and restaurants. Often frequented by families and over 30. The beach is sandy and there are establishments that offer every service
Alykes / Alykanas 15 Km from Zakynthos (families and couples) Alykes / Alykanas are located close to each other and are often shown together on the road signs. Frequented more by families, it has a relaxed atmosphere. The beach is sandy and the bottom is shallow allowing children to play in the water without danger, for the peace of the parents. Boats leave for the wreck beach every hour from the port. From here you can easily reach the beach of Xigia and Macri Gialos but the beaches of the marine park and Vasilikos are much more distant. It is therefore advisable to rent a car for travel.
Agios Sostis 11 Km from Zakynthos, 2 Km from Laganas (families and couples) Close to Laganas, it is often chosen for its proximity to the nightlife but at the same time allows you to sleep peacefully. This village has numerous hotels that offer the all-inclusive formula and restaurants. The beach is very small and sandy.