- 7 Nights,
24 May 2016
- Self Catering
- East Midlands
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With the parties of Laganas, the family fun of Tsilivi and the countless beautiful beaches, Zante holidays invite everyone to appreciate this beautiful Ionian Island.
Though it is always bottom alphabetically, it ranks near the very top on the list of the best Greek islands. That is thanks to the effort made to welcome tourists to this spectacular destination. Family attractions have been added to enhance the holiday experience and there is a terrific party scene for those who want to stay up late in Laganas.
All of the aforementioned perks play second fiddle to the beautiful nature that encompasses the isle of Zante. The third largest Ionian Island is filled with forests and mountains while the coastline presents some breath-taking beaches.
Holidays to Zante are for different groups depending on where you visit. Families can keep everyone entertained at Tsilivi, couples will love the laidback atmosphere of Alykanas and the 18-30s flock to Laganas to enjoy the mile-long strip of bars and clubs.
This beach resort found on the northern coastline of Zante displays a great mixture of modern facilities by the beach and an old town area further inland. The tone is always on the quieter side in this resort making it a great getaway spot in the sun.
The beach is filled with water sports and you can go horse-back riding through the trails of the woods and the nearby mountains.
The nightlife here is laidback but there are plenty of bars and tavernas from which to enjoy the hot summer nights.
This natural resort is a popular choice with couples and families due to the scenic surroundings and peaceful ambience. There is a 5km beach to enjoy and the coastline is famous for the loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs here.
Behind the resort is the looming figure of Mount Skopos and you can utilise the structure via nature walks or even horse-back rides. There are also family attractions dotted around town to keep the kids happy.
Kalamaki provides plenty of laidback yet sociable bars to enjoy in the evening. There will often be some form of entertainment offered through the majority of venues.
Known as the island's party resort, Laganas offers so much more than just the promise of night time entertainment within the many bars and clubs.
The 5km beach is frequented by loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs here while the rest of the space is a peaceful stretch of smooth sand with nearby beach bars and restaurants. No water sports here but you can enjoy boat trips and scuba excursions from centres on the beach.
The main strip in Laganas offers over a hundred different options for where to hang out every night in one of the liveliest nightlives in Greece.
With a Blue Flag signifying its safety and cleanliness, Tsilivi's 2km beach is a fantastic space to spend your days out in the sun. Tsilivi also offers some great family attractions within the town too.
By day you can enjoy the waterpark, large mini-golf course and a neon-lit bowling alley and at night there is a great selection of pubs, bars and lounges to enjoy.
While Tsilivi is well-stocked with everything you could hope for to create your ideal holiday, the town is just ten minutes away from the island's capital where there is a larger selection of shops and restaurants.
The summer highs reach 30C during July and August but holidays to Zante offer terrific weather for a large part of the year. From April to November the days will see temperatures hit at least 20C and there is only a slight chance of rainfall during this time.
The peak season during the summer sees Zante present a number of fun and traditional events for the locals and tourists to enjoy. If you want to see the beautiful turtles of Zante in their natural environment, the creatures crawl to shore between April and June and the eggs left behind will hatch around 60 days later.
There are many boat trips you can choose from along the coastline of Zante but a trip to what is known locally as Turtle Island is arguably the best. Dock into the beautiful bay to enjoy a picture perfect beach that leads into a dense forest. Of course you could be lucky enough to spot a couple of turtles along the way.
One of the most iconic images of Greek island holidays, Smugglers' Cove is easily one of the most famous sights in Greece, not just Zante, and you simply cannot visit this island without seeing the stunningly beautiful cove for yourself.
Available from most resorts, you're offered the chance to canter along the beach or trot through the forests and by the mountains on the back of a horse. Instructors guide you through the routes that you choose on adventures that can provide stunning views.
Tsilivi's very own waterpark is an exciting place for a family to spend the day. Full of slides and aquatic play areas that are fun for all ages, Splash Fun offers something for everyone. It's a short drive to Tsilivi from most resorts but there is also a small waterpark in Kalamaki.
This family attraction will encourage friendly competition across the three different courses of mini-golf fun. The courses are colour coded for varying difficulty and there are many obstacles like streams, windmills and volcanoes.