Hotel Diana Palace

A fabulous mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, the Hotel Diana Palace is a relatively small hotel that welcomes holidaymakers to central Argassi and puts luxury firmly on the menu. Two pools, a large restaurant, and weekly barbecue nights ensure that on-site amenities are of the highest standards, and with fresh bedrooms to retire to, you’re left wanting for nothing. The location of the Hotel Diana Palace contributes to its special nature in that it’s just minutes from the beach, moments from the centre of the resort, and a short distance to Zante Town – yet somehow, it remains blissfully quiet.

Overview of Argassi

Holidays to Zante, or ‘The Flower of the East’ as it’s known, are always dynamic and different, thanks to the array of different regions and little villages that make up the Greek island. At the base of Mount Skopos lies Argassi, Zante’s capital and the most alluring seaside resort, that enjoys an east-coast location, amazing landscapes and undeniable charm. Perfect for both relaxing beach holidays and more cultural visits, this lovely town brings the best parts of Zante together, in one easy-to-navigate spot that is impossible to resist.

Things to do in Argassi

Staying active in Argassi is pretty simple, as Mount Skopos is the perfect hiking spot. Climb to the top and you’ll find the breathtaking Church of the Virgin Mary of Skoptiossa. The climb will take around two hours, but the experience and views alone make it worthwhile. Argassi Beach is a fantastic combination of soft sand and smooth pebbles, with plenty of loungers ready and waiting. The warm water is shallow and calm, making it ideal for swimming, and a little further out you can try your hand at jet-skiing and paragliding. Bars line the beachfront for easy access to refreshments, too. Zante Town is so close that it would be rude not to take time to visit. You can choose between buses, taxis and a scenic train, but once you’re there, you need to get moving, to pack everything in. Shops and markets are plentiful, and there are interesting museums to take in as well. And don’t forget to stop for some of the fresh seafood!

Resort Summary

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 on your holidays to Zante, 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 4×4 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.