The beautiful, unspoilt, traditional village of Porto Koukla is often discovered by accident and is a haven of peace and tranquility despite being within walking distance of neighbouring party resort, Laganas. Located on the south west coast of Zante, this blissful retreat is surrounded by countryside exuding natural beauty, and is a popular choice for visitors who want to get away from the bustle of everyday life.
Porto Koukla offers the best of both worlds. On the one hand you'll feel like you're experiencing the traditional Greek way of life, surrounded by greenery and little winding roads that lead you to beaches through olive groves. However, if you need an injection of modern life, in less than 10 minutes' drive you can be at the island's busiest resort, Laganas.
The main attraction in Porto Koukla is the beautiful beach which enjoys views of Marathonissi Island and is serviced by a handful of tavernas serving delicious, authentic Greek cuisine. The resort is the perfect base to discover the surrounding region and offers a tranquil and relaxing space to come back to after a busy day out exploring.
Blissful Porto Koukla, with its near-transparent blue ocean and endless sunshine is ideal for interesting walks, and the area is dotted with a few traditional restaurants and tourist shops. Taxis to surrounding areas are readily available and reasonably priced but for ultimate freedom – and if you'd like to explore in your own time and at your own pace – it's worth hiring a car.