Just off the south-west tip of mainland Greece, Zante is a glimmering Ionian Sea jewel, where families come to relax, clubbers come to party and sea turtles come to nest. Coves of curving azure water and sun-speckled sand are set to enchant, with cobbled streets opening to excite foodies and shoppers.
Enjoy a different country, a different climate, and a different cuisine, all the while knowing that there are also familiar pubs or restaurants just around the corner.
- Beach lovers – Smuggler’s Cove is the most spectacular beach on the island (and some would argue in all of Greece!). Think steep white cliffs, soft sands and a mysterious shipwreck. Certain beaches have small coves to explore too, so you’re in for plenty of choice across Zante if you’re big on sun-worshipping.
- Party lovers – If you’re looking for a no-bass-spared after-dark scene, Zante’s totally kitted out for your every clubbing desire. The cutting-edge venues in Laganas attract the sort of big-name superstar DJs you’d expect to see in Ibiza. And the parties on the beach are legendary – they kick on right until morning.
- Foodies – Zante’s a great place to sample authentic Greek cuisine, from meze to moussaka. Seafood fans won’t want to miss the catch of the day, especially when grilled swordfish is on the menu. If you have a sweet tooth, the sticky walnut and cinnamon dessert called kataifi is one of the island’s specialities.