Zante Travel Guide

  • View from above 'Smugglers Cove'
    View from above 'Smugglers Cove'
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Zante Things to Do

  • Water Park Fun at Zante Water Park

    This relatively small water park on the island of Zante is great for a day out. Enough to do to keep you occupied but not huge like other parks i've been to. Particulary enjoyed the slides in the photo even though one was fairly terrifying!! Be warned we saw a man nearly come off one slide but that was purely because he was messing about on the...

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  • DIONYSIOS ART GALLERY

    The DIONYSIOS ART GALLERY, Old building (1954) located inside the complex of old buildings GIATRAS MUSEUM in Agalas of Zakynthos Greece, in the old town center opposite the church.Artist Dionysios Giatras has here an ongoing exhibition of paintings, posters, post cards and bookmark paintings his work, during the May and October, very fairly priced...

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  • Turtles

    Protected species caretta caretta nest in Zakynthos, but nonetheless, the 9km beach in Laganas bay where the most of their nests are (there are a few on nearby Marathonissi island as well) is crowded by tourists, sunbeds, and all the fuss and noise, even the part without bars and sunbeds that is supposed to be left for turtles. Tourists are...

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  • Blue Caves

    I think that ever island or a rocky place on the coast has its blue cave. This is the most famous cave area in Zakynthos, even though I preferred Keri caves in the south.Do not go there by a big speed boat as I did, as you won't be able to get inside the cave, and they don't let you swim there, but somewhere near. Ideal thing would be to rent your...

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  • Navagio - the ship wreck beach

    Probably the most photographed spot in Greece together with the Santorini blue rooftops. Accessible only by boat, it's best to visit in the afternoon as it is on the north-western side of the island. In the morning there will be no sun and the colours won't be as exciting. There are too many people and the atmosphere is too touristy, you can't...

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  • Marathonissi island

    A small island near Laganas where caretta caretta turtles nest. There is a beautiful sandy beach and lots of caves and small pebbled beaches. All the boats goping to Keri caves stop there.

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Zante Hotels

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  • Contessina Hotel

    Tsilivi, 29100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Zante Maris Hotel

    , Tsilivi, 291 00, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Mavrikos

    , Tsilivi, 29100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Zante Restaurants

  • EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE

    We went to this restaurant twice on our holiday and were a party of 8. Food always lovely quality and all served together and hot. It is a traditional greek restaurant lovely atmosphere and great staff I had steak with garlic sauce also eaten were mousakka fish lamb and even a roast and all excellent taste and quality

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  • DO GO HERE.THE OWNER IS VIOLENT!!!

    DON'T GO THERE!!! We saw the father Jimmy hit and punch a woman in her 50s and knock her to the ground. She was trying to get onto the beach to survey us tourists about animals in Greece. It took 2 men to escort her safely to her car!!! Jimmy's a head case!!!

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  • A Smart Restaurant.

    This was the smartest restaurant we visited also the staff were very friendly.This restaurant sold Mexican food as well as international food.The food was slightly different from the usual but was good. The decore was impresive and the anbience was exellent. We eat here twice my first visit I had grilled chicken my second visit I had turkey breast...

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Zante Nightlife

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  • Best Bar In Town

    The Beer Academy is in a prime location next to the Katerina Palace and Diana Palace Hotels.It is a very friendly bar offering pool tables, darts, large screen sports tvs, with plenty of seating.The bar is run by Husband and wife Nikos and Emma plus there friend Dimitris. They specalise from beers coctails wine the best is Nikos as a very extensive...

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  • GREEK DANCING

    You can't beat a little greek dancing, and when your feet start tapping you can't stop so have anouther bottle of wine and get up there hahaha.

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  • Murphy’s law

    One of the best places there, it doesn't stay open the longest, but it is one of the best places to start the night off, they play some really cool music (things like stroke, killers, Kaiser chiefs, and some more poppy things to),. The drinks are nice and vary in price but the selection is good in general a really good place to drink. not a bad set...

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Zante Transportation

  • Fun Train

    The Fun Train leaves Argassi to take you to Zante Town. They return after about two to three hours. Time to wander around the shops and have a bite to eat.The return trip May 2010 was 5 euro each.Leaves on the main road oposite the Legends Bar.

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  • From Athens to Zante - Zakynthos

    To go from Athens to Zante/Zakynthos island, there is a bus service from the Athens Kifissos bus station. For summer 2008 here are the detailsBus Athens - Zakynthos | Fare 23,20 €: Daily 5:45 - 7:45 - 10:45 - 12:45 - 17:15Updated info on this linkhttp://www.zakynthos.net.gr/English/travel_en.php#ferryThe bus to Zakynthos will have a drive to port...

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  • From Thessaloniki to Zakynthos by car

    From Thessaloniki take the Highway to Athens, pass Larissa and at Lamia follow the exit to Amfissa. Have a good relax near Lamia, to enjoy better the next part of your travel and the landscapes of the mountains. Continue to Amfissa, pass near Delphi, Itea, Nafpaktos. Recommended place for stop/relax is Nafpaktos old harbour. Continue to the great...

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Zante Shopping

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  • Nice fresh bread.

    This bakerv is in the centre of Argassi. it is run by an elderly couple they sell fresh bread daily and also make some delicious cakes.You can buy sandwiches soft drinks.Also open sevon days a week.

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  • ceramic workshop

    Beautiful display of locally inspired work by ZAkyntheon Dionysia. A very warm welcome complete with a free lemon jiuce drink, made from their own lemons. No pressure to buy, although you probably will. I liked the olive collection. 8 euros for an olive bowl

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  • Waterfront

    The waterfront is full of all kinds of stores. Jewelry, souvenirs, crafts, and clothing can be found there.

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Zante Local Customs

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    In greece a wedding is a major event, and this one which past us looked very special. The happy couple wher paraded through the streets of Zante by a horse drawn carrage followed by a convoy of cars all tooting there car horns. I wonder if there still married ?

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Zante Warnings and Dangers

  • Jellyfish

    There are huge purple jellyfish in Laganas beach (and in other sandy beaches I suppose), they are about 20-30cm in diameter, but quite harmless. I've touched them a few times by accident, they didn't burn, it just felt sleazy and yucky. So, you won't be burnt, you just might feel disgusted a bit if you're not a fan of slimy creatures. However, I've...

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  • tell it like it is

    Argassi beach was a major dissapointment, It was the first time in Greece that I had seen a dirty beach. To tell the truth the" beach", is a thin strip of sand that is left over from seafront hotels with pools. From our Apartments it was at least an hours walk to the other end of Argassi where we found a small beach which was clean and the water...

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  • human mozzies

    Argassi main drag at night is one long strip full of pests trying to get you in to thier various establishments. I do not object to politely being asked to look menu, good evening etc. However I would go as far as to say it was harrasment! Why cant they just leave people alone to browse menus, have a look inside and all the rest that people do on a...

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Zante Tourist Traps

  • main street in Zante town

    Well, not such a bad one but worth thinking about.Generally a pint of beer is about 2 euros to 3.5 euros depending if it is local or imported.If you go to the main street in Zante town, choose the place you stop for a drink wisely ! we payed 5 euros a pint, for the local beer ! One street away, parrallel to it it is only 2.5 euros ! find out the...

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  • caretta-caretta

    I have never seen so many turtles in my life everywhere on zante you can see shops of all descriptions selling turtles in various forms i.e. soft toys, ornaments, backpacks t.shirts etc etc.ps. I got a lovely bath mat, white background with a blue turtle on--- and its reversable!

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  • the whole island cruise

    Don't believe the tour guides that tell you your boat leaves early to get to the shipwreck bay first, they all leave at approximately the same time and so the beach is crowded. The prices of the food and drink are a real rip off, take your own if you can.Most of the children on board got bored, especially the very small ones, and we all know how...

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Zante What to Pack

  • sun tan lotion

    always take your suntan lotion, it is expensive here, the higher the factor the higher the priceexpect to pay 15 euros for a small bottle of factor 15.Mosquito repellent is a good idea, but i prefer to get something local, biggest bottle and cheapest usually means the locals use it, and therefore it works

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  • MEDICAL KIT

    Zanti is a small island so medical supplies in chemists are going to be expensive so bring with you a well equiped first aid kit, """BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY"""

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  • EATEN ALIVE

    Strong suitcases are advisable if you see the way they throw them off the plane hahahaha. We went in august and it got quite chilly around middnight so a long sleeve shirt or a pullover is advisable. Please bring gallons and gallons of mosquito spray coz the little bast#rds had me for dinner hahahaha. Quite expensive on the island.

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Zante Off The Beaten Path

  • Fantastic Views Going To Taverna Target

    When you walk past the beer Academy the road forks take the right fork going up the hill not far you will be able to see Zante Town the view is fantastic over looking the bay.If you carry on for a while quite a walk you come across a bar Taverna called Target which as a another fantastic view point.We stop and the owner made us a coffee, we had a...

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  • go driving

    Go for a drive and just let the road take you, we went up to the north end of the island and came across numerous places and views. Apart from the resorts which i found out were a lot nicer than Argassi, there was in particular a small museum which I really liked. Unfortunataly I cant remember the name of the village it was near but it was not far...

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  • St NICHOLAS CHAPEL

    This is the beautifull chapel of St Nicholas. The work that went in to this place is amazing.

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Zante Favorites

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  • AROUND THE ISLAND IN 1 DAY

    Please do not miss the boat trip around this beautifull island. All the boats leave from here, Zante town harbour and go right round the island back to the harbour in an anti clockwork direction, thats because it gets quite choppy sometimes in the afternoon.

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  • Watersports

    The Turtles lay their eggs on Laganas Bay during the summer months, so there are NO watersports at all here then to protect them.If you want watersports the best place to go in Argassi, the beach isnt as nice as the one in Laganas, its much narrower, but still nice and they offer all the usual watersports.

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  • Weddings in Zante

    My brother got married in alykes in Zante, the wedding was organised by some Greek friends. The wedding was great. The Wedding

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