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.