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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.

Zakynthos also known as Zante in the Greek Islands

Greek Island Zakynthos 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 in Zakynthos

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.

Best Zante trips and Things to Do in Zakynthos

You can take brilliant day trips while on holiday in Zante at really affordable prices. There are a number of organized boat trips, to spectacular locations such as the the Keri caves, the Blue Caves, Shipwreck Beach and Marathonisi Island. You will be amazed by the natural beauty here in Zante and the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea.

Zante's best sights and activities

On holiday in Zante you will find that Zakynthos offers a wide variety of great trips and tours, along with a variety of things to do and sites of interest. Have a look below at the things you can do and see while being on this beautiful island to make the most of your time here.

Best Beaches in Zante

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!

Zante South Coast beaches

The Southern coastline is dotted with pretty, golden sand beaches that are perfect spots for thoroughly enjoying your summer vacation. This Southern region coastline stretches from the edges of Zante Town, through to the resort of Argassi, up to the village of Vasilikos, and finally to the southern-most tip of the island at Gerekas.

South West Coast beaches

The South West region of Zakynthos Island is one of the most popular places for tourists to stay during their Greek Island holiday in Zante. Within this area are the popular resorts of Laganas and Kalamaki, both bustling during the peak summer months, as well as the quieter resorts of Agios Sostis, Keri, and Porto Koukla.

West Coast beaches

You will find some of the most spectacular Zante scenery in this region, with dramatic contrasts between sea and stone. The western coastline runs from the Zante northern tip of Skinari westward towards the southern region of Marathias. The west coast of Zante, Zakynthos is about 40 kilometers in distance and should definitely be included in your Zakynthos holiday plans, especially if you are keen for a bit of adventure.

East Coast beaches

East Coast beaches

The region is mainly characterized by golden sand bays with extremely safe swimming. There are a number of sandy bays along the east coast of Zakynthos - from the long sandy beach of Tsilivi, down to the white sands of Alykes. This region offers really fantastic beach holidays.

Far North beaches

No holiday in Zakynthos, Zante, in the Greek Islands, should be complete without exploring the delightful region and Zante beaches in the far North of Zakynthos.

Zante Town beaches

There are a few places to swim around the town, but they are not nearly as well developed as the resort beaches.
The main beach front promenade in Zante Town, which is used by many of the locals during the summer for swimming, can be found along the Krioneri beach front.