Katerina Palace Hotel

One look at the Katerina Palace Hotel tells you that the pool scene is king, because the outdoor splash zones are enormous and stylish, surrounded by loungers and perfectly manicured gardens. Having undergone a total refurbishment in 2019, the bedrooms are incredibly well thought out, modern and elegant.

With a pebble beach right outside, two pools over a split-level terrace and a buffet restaurant, guests want for nothing but enjoy everything. There’s a lounge bar for sports fans that don’t want to miss any all-important games and the highlight of the complex is the weekly Greek night, with traditional dancing.

Overview of Argassi

There’s a reason why holidays to Zante are so frequently photographed; the beaches are magnificent, regardless of which area you decide to stay in.

Argassi, home to the Katerina Palace Hotel and found at the base of Mount Skopos, is just 10 minutes from the island capital, but has a peaceful ambience that makes it feel far more remote. A pretty seaside town, it enjoys a backdrop of pine woodlands and has a shingle beach that holidaymakers of all ages flock to it in order to paddle in the Ionian Sea and relax under the glorious Grecian sun.

Things to do in Argassi

Argassi is exceptionally popular, because it has so much in the way of bars, restaurants and unique experiences on offer. Leave the Katerina Palace Hotel behind for a day and you can take your pick from hiking to the top of Mount Skopos to visit a monastery, or keep things low-key and just immerse yourself in the nature of the region.

Make sure you take the time to see Zante Town. It’s a short drive away and you’ll love the harbour where you’ll find plenty of amazing restaurants serviced with the freshest hauls of seafood. The traditional tavernas will serve up platters of food that have to be eaten to be believed and it will be great fuel for some shopping in the area, too. If you like to add in some history to your holiday, be sure to check out the two museums in Zante Town.

A beach destination with a difference, Argassi, with its sleepy atmosphere, is a perfect base for a Zante holiday and keeps you close to the island’s capital for when a little more excitement is wanted.

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.