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Cosmopolitan and historical with lush, green scenery

Zante holidays are perfect if you want a variety of things to do whilst soaking up the dazzling sunshine which often hits the mid 30's in July and August. Also known as Zakynthos, this is one of the largest Ionian Islands in Greece.

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Zante Town
Approximately 40,650
Greek Orthodox
Greek
Euro
GMT + 2 hours

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From clubbing resorts to family fun

Zante has a welcome mixture of cosmopolitan, historical and traditional Greek themes and welcomes repeat holidaymakers year after year. Being famous as a nesting place for its loggerhead turtles means that there are no night time flights to this enchanting island. The interior land of Zante is beautifully picturesque with an array of olive groves, vineyards and fruit orchids set against the lush hillsides making an explosion of colour.

Sunsets are astonishing at various parts of the island and many excursions are available for tourists to witness such beauty. The capital is Zante (Zakynthos) Town and is perfect to visit either on a daytime or an evening to soak up the buzzing atmosphere. The main gathering point is Agios Markou Square which is bordered with trendy cafes and beautiful mouth watering tavernas; along with the rest of the town it really comes alive on an evening with the locals as well as tourists.

Shopping in this town is a must and an amble down the maze of cobbled side streets will see you passing an array of chic boutiques, expensive jewellery shops, souvenir shops and fruit stalls displaying their vibrantly coloured juicy produce. Numerous trips also leave frequently from the town's harbour offering the chance to explore this and other Greek Islands whilst on holidays to Zante.

Places to Visit

Smugglers Cove

Accessible only by boat, this breathtaking bay adorns many a travel brochure and postcard throughout the globe and its aerial view is synonymous with holidays to Zante

Turtle Island

Zante's most famous residents, the loggerhead turtles, or 'caretta-caretta' are becoming rare and endangered. Visit Marathonisi, a pine clad islet nicknamed Turtle Island to see them in their natural habitat.

Water Village in Sarakinado

One of the largest water parks in Greece, experience the thrill of the Kamikaze or relax as you drift slowly along the lazy river. There's also a section to keep the littlest ones happy.

Hidden sandy coves, to exciting water parks

Laganas is the largest of Zante's resorts and is well known as the party capital of the island, this town is extremely popular for young and lively holidays due to its many trendy well known night clubs, cocktail bars and a dazzling sandy beach offering every type of water sport imaginable.

Kalamaki is the neighbouring resort and only a stroll away but is much more relaxed with many families and couples choosing to base their holiday here so that they can sample both sides to the area. If you are looking for more traditional and laid back Zante holidays, head to Alikes or Alikanas, families flock to the beaches here as they are wide and clean. These two small resorts have a great selection of bars, tavernas and restaurants and plenty of souvenir shops.

A short stroll link these pretty resorts together or on an evening, treat yourself to a horse and cart ride between the two for a touch of fun and romance. Other popular resorts in Zante include Tsilivi with its friendly atmosphere, great beach and range of entertainment and Argassi which only has a narrow shingle beach but the nightlife and entertainment here easily makes up for that.

The main attraction of holidays in Zante is the white sandy beaches that range from quiet and secluded to well developed and lively. There's also a number of stunning coves that are only accessible by taking one of the many boat cruises available. A trip to Smugglers Cove is one of the favourites and the shipwreck on these fine sands is the most famous image of Zante, fronting millions of postcards. Book holidays to Zante online here at Latedeals.co.uk.

Location of Zante

Average temperature
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Jan
JanuaryTemp: 11°C
Feb
FebruaryTemp: 11°C
Mar
MarchTemp: 13°C
Apr
AprilTemp: 15°C
May
MayTemp: 19°C
Jun
JuneTemp: 23°C
Jul
JulyTemp: 26°C
Aug
AugustTemp: 26°C
Sep
SeptemberTemp: 24°C
Oct
OctoberTemp: 20°C
Nov
NovemberTemp: 16°C
Dec
DecemberTemp: 13°C

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