Explore Zakynthos, Zante, Greek islands
Welcome to Explore-Zakynthos! We are developing this site, and our Explore-Zakynthos You Tube Channel, to make sure you get the most out of your holiday in Zante.
Over the past several years we have spent a lot of time in the summer in Zakynthos, also known as Zante, in the Greek islands, filming many of the magical highlights of beautiful Zante Island and we look forward to sharing our experiences with you in our Zante site!
We are developing our Explore-Zakynthos website to help you plan your holiday in Zante, Zakynthos in the Greek Islands - to make the most of your holiday and plan your time to include the most valuable activities and sight-seeing around the island.
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Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is the third largest of the Greek islands in the Ionion Sea. Zakynthos has some of the most beautiful Zante beaches in the Mediterranean, as well as beautiful Greek seascapes, charming old villages and plenty of amenities in Zante resorts and towns to make sure you have a really great holiday.
The main Zante resorts on the island all vary and you can choose a Zante resort that most suits your holiday mood - either total peace and quiet in Vasilikos, or a lazy holiday with optional crazy nightlife in Laganas.
Please read our Zante resort guide to choose from the Zante resorts that best suit you - there really is something for everyone here in Zakynthos!
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Zakynthos has the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Coupled with glorious landscapes, Zakynthos is wrapped in wild flowers and fauna. From sweeping pine forests, to rocky peaks and caves in Zante, from rustic villages in the North and South of Zakynthos, to a mixture of chic and traditional everyday life in Zante Town, the mood in Zante is always magic.
During their occupation of the island the Venetians named the island of Zakynthos 'Fioro di Levante', the 'Flower of the Orient'. Zakynthos, Zante is a beautiful island and the perfect place for a summer holiday. The size of Zante makes it an ideal holiday location – large enough for plenty of variety, small enough to really get around and explore! Zante is an ideal holiday destination for all ages.
Top Sights & Things to Do Top Sights & Activities Shipwreck BayBlue Caves SkinariSkinari WindmillsMount Skopos Cameo islandMarathonisi IslandTurtle SpottingKeri CavesSunset at Keri or KampiMonastery of AnafonitriaAskos Stone ParkXigia Sulphur & Collagen Sea SpaTraditional Markets Xigia Sulphur & Collagen Sea Spa
There are many sites to see in Zante, and plenty of trips and tours to keep you busy during your time in Zante. If you want to spend some time away from the beach it might be a good idea to organize a trip or two once you settle into your Zante resort.
There are plenty of offices and agencies selling trips from the main resorts and you can pick and choose which excursion will be suit you. Alternatively you can hire a bike or car and see the island of Zante, Zakynthos at your own pace and with your own travel schedule.
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The beaches in Zakynthos are among the best in the Greek Islands. If you have booked a holiday in Zante, or are considering spending your summer vacation here in Zakynthos, we promise that you won’t be disappointed with the beaches on offer during your stay.
To really make the most of your time in Zante, and to find the very best beaches in Zante, and the many hidden treasures, we recommend hiring a car and checking out the beautiful selection of Zante beaches scattered around Zakynthos Island. There is a huge variety in Zakynthos – you’ll find everything from long white sandy bays to jagged rocky fiords. And regardless of how long you stay here, there will always be a new beach to explore!
Best Beach Clubs in Zante Cool Peppers Azurro Beach Club Ammos Beach Club Cameo Beach Club Tropics Beach Bar
The beach clubs in Zakynthos are designed to ensure that you have a really relaxing day at the beach with everything at your fingertips to ensure comfort and luxury. We have outlined some of our favorite beach clubs in Zante where you are sure to enjoy your summer days by the sea!
Accommodation in Zante is varied to suit different needs, tastes and budgets. There is a large selection of hotels, villas, apartments and studios, as well as a number of camping grounds scattered around the island of Zante.
When choosing accommodation in Zante you must first choose the Zante resort which best suits you - quiet or busy, traditional or modern. Then select your accommodation. You will find everything from five star hotels in Zakynthos to quaint stone villas and really basic self-catering accommodation for holidays on a budget!
Main Zante ResortsResort entertainmentResort ShoppingResort TavernasRegions of ZakynthosVillages in Zakynthos Resorts in Zakynthos TragakiTsiliviAlykesAlykanasKatastari KalamakiLaganas Keri BayPorto KouklaAgios Sostis Kampi ArgassiPorto ZorroVasilikosSt Nicholas VillagePorto RomaGerakas Zante Town St Nicholas of the NorthSkinari
Zante resorts vary from loud, nightlife havens such as Laganas, to small seaside villages like St Nicholas in the north and south. Read our Zante Resorts guide to make sure you select the correct Zante resort for you!
There are resorts in Zakynthos for every taste - whether you want a peaceful Greek island retreat, or a busy fun packed holiday experience, you will find somewhere in Zante just right for you.
Zante TownThings to do and see in Zante TownBohaliThe CastleLofos StraniStrada MarinaMuseumsCafes Bars & TavernasAmphitheatreChurchesSt Dionysis ChurchBusiness ServicesPublic Library MonumentSolomos SquareSt Marcos SquarePost Byzantine MuseumSolomos and Kalvos Museum
During your holiday in Zante, you should spend a morning or evening in Zante Town, also known as Zakynthos Town, the islands charming capital. Zakynthos Town is located in the middle of the Eastern coast of Zakynthos, just five kilometres from the popular resort of Tsilivi and four kilometres from Argassi.
The quaint harbour, beautiful Orthodox churches, buzzing shopping streets, and fantastic cafe bars all make this an ideal Greek island town – don’t miss visiting here while you stay in Zante.
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If you’re about to plan a wedding, and the idea of getting married in the sun appeals, look no further than sunny Zakynthos. With the highest number of sunshine hours in the Mediterranean, and a range of highly professional and legal services available on the island, it’s little wonder that Zakynthos is becoming one of the most popular locations for beach weddings in the Greek islands and in Europe.
Wedding Planners in Zante arrange all your wedding plans for you - so you can sit back and relax in the knowledge that everything is under control. Wedding planners in Zante have a wide variety of Zante Wedding destination wedding locations in Zante including reception venues and luxury options in their wedding packages for the Zakynthos Greek islands.
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The food in Zante is really delicious with lots of local produce, Greek recipes and fantastic restaurants and taverns. Make sure you taste some of the Zante specialties during your holiday in Greece - moussaka, feta cheese, Greek salad, and fresh fish should definitely be on your holiday menu.
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Energyia Holistic fitness holiday retreats take place around the Greek Island of Zakynthos throughout the summer, mainly in the region of Tsilivi and Vasilikos. Energyia fitness holiday activities are performed around each resort region, mainly in outdoor locations close to your accommodation in Zakynthos.
Energyia holistic fitness activity retreat holidays in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos include Energyia yoga flow holiday workouts, Energyia Kinetics™ exercise sessions and holistic holiday fitness activities, self spa and thalassatherapy pampering. Schedules are designed to give you space to pause and reflect, a holiday in the sun, with the best beaches in Greece, to inspire and recharge body & soul!
There are many ways to travel to Zante and to get around in Zante. You can arrive on the island by airplane or ferry depending on your travel schedule. During the summer months many different airlines fly into Zakynthos on a daily basis.
Travelling around within Zante you can opt for private or public transport. There are car and bike rental agencies located in all of the main resorts in Zakynthos as well as in Zante Town. Bring your driving license with you so you can hire a car in Zante during your holiday. There are also buses to and from most of the main resorts, the schedules are not always very frequent so private transport is the most reliable option.
Trips in Zante are another popular way to get around and see some of the island. Bus tours, boat trips, organised excursions and jeep safaris are all available from travel agenices in the main resorts. This way you can travel around Zante, take in all the main sites, without having to worry about driving and getting to your destination.
Zante Traditions in Zakynthos
Traditional CostumesTraditional MarketsCelebrations and ComemorationsTraditional Music and DancePottery and Ceramics HandcraftsTraditional Mediterranean DietGreat Tavernas Traditional Villages in Zakynthos Traditional Theatre
Zakynthos retains a really strong sense of tradition which you will notice all over the island during your holiday in Zante. The local people have maintained a close link to local music, dancing, and handicrafts.
One really fun way to experience some local Greek tradition is to attend a Greek night during your holiday in Zakynthos. The Greek night at Vezal, on Laganas beach, is one of the best on the island and you are sure to be up and dancing to the live music and charming local dancers.
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With a marvelous sense of hospitality
the people in Zakynthos are warm
and friendly, artistic and talented, with a great sense of humor. The
Zakynthian people go out of their way to ensure your holiday in Zante will
be a special time. Some travel agents in Zakynthos, Zante Island, include,
tours with visits to the oldest villages in Zakynthos. As well as enjoying a
stroll around the village, you might enjoy a wonderful taverna and
enjoy delightful traditional Kandathes while you are there.
You can visit travel agency offices in Zante in all the main resorts where they arrange trips in Zakynthos is central on Zante island. You can also arrange trips around the island of Zante by boat and mini bus.
In all the main Zante resorts travel agents arrange trips from Zakynthos to Kefalonia, Athens and Olympia. Many on holiday in Zakynthos, Zante also visit agencies for advise on things to do in Zakynthos which will help tourists in Zante have an eco-friendly holiday with a personal and traditional touch.
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There is plenty of entertainment in Zakynthos during the summer months. The evenings in Zante are filled with things to do - everything from live music, to Greek nights, and bars and clubs. There are mini-golf courses, fun lands and much more to keep everyone entertained throughout the summer nights on holiday in Zakynthos.
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