For sheer beauty, the Greek Ionian Islands take some beating, and Zákynthos, commonly known as Zante, is one of the most popular. Holidays in Zante offer something for everyone. Set amid lush green hills littered with olive groves, much of the island is unspoiled, with all the major resorts on the eastern and southern side. With some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches and its rich cultural history, holidays in Zante are perfect for those seeking relaxation. However, it has no shortage of clubs and bars in some of the larger resorts, which mainly cater for younger visitors on package holiday deals.
Zante boasts 57 miles of coastline, which crest around some stunning bays and boast some of Greece’s best beaches. While the island’s culture dates back 1,500 years, Zante was hit by a catastrophic earthquake in the 1950s, which destroyed many of the medieval churches and ancient architecture. However, Zante still has plenty of things to see, such as the Solomos Mausoleum and the Byzantine Museum. Holidays in Zante also offer wildlife lovers the unique opportunity to see loggerhead turtles, which arrive at Laganás Bay each year to lay their eggs. Watching the young hatchlings descend on the sea is one of nature’s most magnificent sights.
There are no shortage of decent restaurants and tavernas in the resorts, and the local Popolaro wine, which is exceptionally fine, is served in most places. Laganas is the islands biggest resort and is where many of the young partygoers that descend each year from Easter to October on package holidays deals stay. In contrast, the Vassilikós peninsula is incredibly quiet and tranquil and has some of the most scenic countryside and beaches on the island. Whether you are looking for a vibrant nightlife or a relaxing sun holiday, package holidays in Zante have something for everybody.