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Zante is a Greek island to the West of Greek’s mainland and is the third largest of Greece’s Ionian islands. Relatively small, with a population of 40,000, the island boasts a coastline of 123km of beautiful sandy beaches. A popular tourist destination amongst tourists because if its beauty, good weather and vibrant nightlife.
The island is filled with a vibrant culture, heritage and Mediterranean natural beauty, that makes for a charming sun holiday. Known as a party destination, it also has so much more to offer, with a rich historical background, with many churches and monuments to be explored. One of the biggest monument’s in Zante is the Church of Agios Dionyssios, also known as the protector of the island.
Zante is perfect destination for young groups who want a party holiday in beautiful surroundings. However, the island is also suitable for older couples who want a beach holiday with plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
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Zante is famous for its nightlife and is known as one of the best places in Europe to go for a party holiday. The centre of Zante’s nightlife scene is in Laganas, a resort on the southern shore of the island. Here you will find pool parties, booze cruises and nightclubs open seven days a week during the summer season.
The island offers a range of international and local cuisine to suit all tastes and budgets. However, to have an authentic experience be sure to try out the local delicacies.
Tsilivi Water Park near Tragaki is regarded as the best waterpark on the island and makes for a fantastic family day out.
No matter where you’re staying in Zante, you will never be too far from a beach, the island is known for its golden sand and crystal-clear water’s, making Zante a beach lovers paradise. For the most unique beach on the island, take a trip to shipwreck beach!
Zante has a range of local stores throughout the island selling various goods and accessories. While in the town, take a trip to Odos Alexandras, the best shopping street in the area.
Zante has a small population and therefore does not have many specific festivities throughout the year, however, if you’d like to experience some local festivities visit Agios Leon or Volimes for the festival of Agia Paraskevi which is held annually on the 26th of July.
The Greek Ionian islands experience a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm sunny summers. Therefore, the best time we would recommend to visit would be during the summer months when temperatures can reach the low thirties.
Euro is the currency used in Zante.
Zante is two hours ahead of Ireland.
Tui Airways operate flights from Dublin to Zante every Sunday during the summer season, with the flight time being four hours. Zante is relatively small so public transport is a suitable way of getting around the island and car and bike rental is available too.