Built at the foot of Mount Skopos, a 10-minute drive to the island's capital, Argassi is a beautiful seaside town surrounded by pine-clad countryside and wild flowers. Located on the east coast of Zante, the narrow shingle beach offers great views of the Ionian sea and you'll find the perfect balance between relaxation, local culture and adventurous days out.
Argassi combines some of the best features of the other resorts on the island, enjoying a good variety of bars, restaurants and shops while maintaining its rural beauty and Greek charm. The main centre of town feels quite compact, which gives it a lively atmosphere, and there is always something going on in one of the many beach bars. The town centre revolves around one main road, making it very easy to find everything you may need during your stay.
The resort is a great base from which to explore the rest of the island and you'll find plenty of local tour operators offering a multitude of excursions. Choose from hiking in the mountains and valleys on foot, to jumping in a 4x4 and going cross country. You'll find adrenalin-pumping watersports down at the beach and opportunities to explore local caves and islands on regular boat cruises.
If you fancy a change of scenery, Zante Town is a ten-minute drive away, where you'll find beautiful, Venetian architecture and ornate Orthodox churches dotted around busy squares. Here you can spend an afternoon strolling down to the scenic harbour and dining in an authentic taverna, sampling fresh seafood caught that day before heading back to your tranquil resort in the evening.