If you are really keen on turquoise water and golden beaches, then Zante is the perfect holiday destination for you and your family. This sunny island has managed to be one of the most popular attractions for tourists of several nationalities, mainly for Britons and Italians, thanks to its warm climate and its relaxing atmosphere. Zante includes numerous beaches for any taste, each of which with its own special character. For instance, there are some beaches that are ideal for swimming and marine activities or sports, while others are rocky and appeal to adventurous people.
Zante is the kind of island that has something in store for everyone. On the one hand, there are places where one can relax and calm and, on the other hand, there are locations with intense nightlife and plenty entertaining activities. Therefore, whether you prefer peaceful vacation or vibrant nightlife, Zante can provide both of them.
For those you are attracted by marine life, it is possible to go on the island’s tour by the so-called glass bottom boats, enjoying the navigation with the company of the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta Caretta. This turtle is an endangered species and lives in Zante.
The marine sports that one can enjoy in Zante are jets ski, sea skiing, canoeing, scuba diving, snorkeling and much more. What is more, if you are fond of hiking, then there is a great variety of choices at your disposal since the island is full of rich forests with vineyards and olive trees that are perfect for strolling and hiking.
Zante is the ideal place to become acquainted with Greece, as it includes a lot of attractive beaches, lovely sceneries, nightlife and above all rich history. However, there is one tourist attraction that you mustn’t omit visiting: the Smugglers Cove (Shipwreck). The Shipwreck’s bay is a place of amazing natural beauty that astounds the visitors. It’s an impressive location with white sand, turquoise water and steep rocks. Moreover, the Blue Caves is another popular attraction of the island that creates strong emotions to the visitors playing “games” with the sea colours. The Smugglers Cove and the Blue Caves can be visited through the picturesque port of Saint Nicolas of Volimes. On the other hand, in case you are a more adventurous type of person, you may climb up the Bohali hill and enjoy the breathtaking of Zakynthos town in a panoramic way.
For those interested in nightlife, Laganas is the ultimate night destination where you will come across bars, clubs and restaurants. There are worthwhile restaurants at some other places of the island too, such as Saint Nicolas, Argassi, Alykes, Kalamaki, Tsilivi etc.
Finally, people you love cultural vacation can visit the Museum of Solomos and Kalvos, Saint Marcos square, the Venetian Castle, as well as plenty classical buildings that demonstrate the rich history of the island. During your holiday in Zante you are going to meet a lot of legends and myths from the history, while by buying a souvenir your memories of the island will be everlasting.