A guide to nightlife in Tsilivi

There is no shortage of options for post-beach partying on Tsilivi holidays. The bar scene doesn’t take itself too seriously and the emphasis is always on fun fun fun! Families and couples will enjoy evenings out on the town, which is overflowing with entertaining theme nights, welcoming bar staff and colourful cocktails. Laganas – just 15 minutes by taxi – is the nightlife capital of Zante, so if you fancy hitting the dancefloor at Rescue, the biggest club in the Ionian islands, it’s only a short hop. Here are our top picks for nightlife in Tsilivi.

Planet Pub

You could spend your entire holiday to Greece in Planet Pub and never need to leave. If you get bored with the pool, snack bar, air hockey, karaoke, outdoor dancefloor and DJ nights, you could start working your way through the cocktail list – there’s a whopping 150 of them to sample.

Ark Bar

A beamed wooden interior gives this friendly bar its maritime feel, there are big screens for those unmissable matches, and drinks are good value. Children are doted on and the family-friendly Elvis nights are great entertainment. Beware sitting up at the bar – the staff have a habit of setting it alight. You have been warned!

Kaliva Pub

After a hard day building sandcastles, unwind at Kaliva, the perfect option for those with children in tow. We love the leafy beer garden, ideal for relaxing with a cooling glass of draught Mythos while the smaller members of the family wear themselves out in the fenced play-area. There is even a great selection of kiddy cocktails on offer.

Paradise Cocktails Bar

This lively bar is over 20 years old and claims to be the best bar in Greece. We haven’t quite sampled them all yet, but it’s certainly in the running, scoring highly for its cheerful tropical decor, great cocktails, and buzzing party vibe. Don’t miss the raucous, plate-smashing fun at their Greek nights – jam-packed with music, dancing, and food from the barbecue.

Piscina Pool Bar

Set in an olive grove and with sprawling views that are typical of Zante holidays, this is chilled with a capital C. Elegant loungers and parasols surround the pool and everything is beautifully lit from dusk onwards. Our favourite for lounge sounds, classic cocktails, and a romantic atmosphere.

Main Stage

If your idea of a great cocktail is a skilful blend of malt and hops, look no further than the Main Stage. The selection of draught beers and ciders is the best in town, and though they do offer wines and cocktails, the beer is the star attraction.

Drunk Moon Bar

If you like your evening tipple accompanied by Motown and Northern Soul tunes on the jukebox, head for Drunk Moon bar. Good value drinks and a mellow ambiance are complemented by the smiling service.


A solid all-rounder with welcoming owners who go the extra mile to make you feel like an old friend. The atmosphere is busy but not boisterous and they mix a superb cocktail. This is a great spot to while away another balmy evening in Zante. .

Jokers Bar

The tribute acts are the main attraction at this fun club. It’s a tiny bit cheesy and the decor could do with a spruce up, but everybody’s too busy grooving along to Michael Jackson or Rihanna to care.

Molly Malone's Irish Pub

This multitasking bar offers big screen sports, a crazy-golf course, and exciting evening entertainment including Irish dancing and a fire-breathing show. It also boasts the biggest dancefloor on Tsilivi strip, so remember your dancing shoes.