All inclusive holidays to Zante
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Zante, or Zakynthos, is an island of surprises. Soaring cliffs stand upon crystalline waters, beckoning scuba divers and avid sailors alike. With a wildlife refuge to nesting turtles, cosy villas and a thriving nightlife epicentre, all sides of Zante’s shores provide different perks. For those seeking relaxation, you’ll discover powdery beaches and sun-kissed resorts. While some resorts can become the centre of attention, it’s always a quick stop to Zante’s beautiful hinterlands for tranquil hikes and cycling adventures through traditional villages.
This highly Instagrammable viewpoint is one of the island's most dramatic. Located on the northwest tip of the island, the ship was stranded in the 1960s along a scenic stretch of secluded beach. You can visit from all angles by cliff, beach or sea. The earlier you come, the fewer crowds. Be careful when navigating the cliffs on windy days.
These gorgeous sea caves vibrate blue, creating one of the most serene swimming experiences in the world. Discovered in 1897, these caves were formed by natural erosion, producing a unique natural phenomenon that reflects azure blue across the water. It is like swimming through a painting! Visit in the morning when the light is abundant.
Zante boasts many world-class beaches with the most accessible resorts found in the south. Near Zakynthos Town, nothing comes close to the beauty of Gerakas, Porto Zoro, Kalamaki and Banana Beaches. They get popular in the high season for a reason; stunning crystalline waters lap perfect golden shores with ample sunshine and tourist facilities. For a more secluded and rugged experience, the narrow Porto Vromi Beach is a dream.
This five-star museum in Zakynthos Town should be at the top of your list for cultural visits. Located in the town’s splendid waterfront plaza, it’s bursting with fascinating artefacts from the 16th-century monastery of St Andreas. The monastery perished in an earthquake but its legacy lives on with these rescued frescoes and paintings.
Zante's most famous citizens can be spotted in their natural habitat. Loggerhead turtles populate the beaches of the Marine Park and breed from April to August. One of the most exciting ways to see these cute creatures is on a snorkelling trip to Cameo Island. Organised excursions are also available with experts who know exactly what they’re doing.
Located in Zante's sun-kissed south, White Olive Elite Laganas is surrounded by stunning wildlife parks and beaches. This pretty resort boasts fabulous wooden-furnished rooms with luxury en-suites and scenic balcony views. Guests have access to a plethora of delightful facilities, from a sun-drenched swimming complex to delectable all-inclusive dining.
Enjoy beachside luxury in this soothing forested resort. An impressive eight outdoor swimming pools provide ample chances to splash around, with the local beach just 250 metres away. Rooms are a treat with white-washed, modern furnishings in private, lodge-like settings. Games, sports and leafy dining complete your dream holiday experience.
This spectacular seafront resort boasts an award-winning spa, beautifully decorated villa interiors and tranquil forestland grounds. Four restaurants provide ample choice throughout your stay with breath-taking candle- or star-lit options. Rooms are exquisitely presented with a unique blend of traditional Greek decor and plush, modern furnishings.
Zante is a stunning Ionian Island with year-round sunshine. The summer months are the most popular, with scorching weather from June until August. It’s such a popular time that the island is populated more by tourists than locals. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds but benefit from the location and weather, try booking in May and September. Spring and autumn can be delightful times to visit, with leafy trails and quieter shorelines. Winter is the off-season in Zante with reduced services and attractions. Still, this might be just what you’re after if tranquillity is on your mind.
Most arrivals to Zante arrive by air with direct seasonal flights to many European destinations, including airports across the UK. Served by Zakynthos International Airport, you'll also find connections to mainland Greece and beyond. Alternatively, sea ferries from Kyllini take just 1 hour, among other options from Greece. Once you’ve arrived in Zante, nothing beats the freedom of having your own set of wheels. If you don’t fancy driving, excursions are bookable and you can enjoy the scenic landscapes on foot or by bicycle.
Most visitors spend at least a week in Zante, offering ample time to visit the attractions and enjoy the facilities of your all-inclusive resort. At the very least, you’ll want to tick off the main viewpoints like Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Coves at a relaxed pace, giving yourself time to soak up the atmosphere. Given that the island is small and easily navigable, it doesn’t matter where you base yourself to see the sights. Zakynthos Town and the southern resorts are preferable, however, if you want bustling local attractions, bars and restaurants. It’s not unheard of for Zante-lovers to spend a whole 2 weeks on this gorgeous sun-kissed island. However, Zante is just as delightful on day trips for those cruising the Greek islands.
Home to iconic beaches that range from the bustling to secluded, Zante is an ideal break from modern-day life. Breath-taking scenery is matched by lively nightlife and a wide range of day trips to suit all traveller types. Looking for a listless poolside stay? Then, Zante is perfect. However, it would be a shame not to explore its stunning wildlife, which includes, turtles, butterfly forests and friendly seals. Slow down for a fun stay on this island of flowers and vibrant colours.