Rough Guide to Zante

by Lexa Pennington / Jun 21, 2012 /
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Stepping off the plane onto a Greek island can make you feel as though you have entered a different world entirely. The Greeks welcome tourists with open arms and you will soon feel at home, whichever one of the popular Greek Isles you choose to visit. But of the many holidays in Greece available, we recommend you check out Zante.

 

If you want exceptional locations for scuba diving or snorkeling, and the chance to see a huge array of marine life including monk seals and loggerhead turtles, then Zante provides everything you need. Loggerhead turtles are an endangered species and are only found around the Greek Islands, so don’t miss out on the chance to see these amazing creatures.

 

Zante has many beautiful beaches, many of which are right on the doorstep of all the main resorts. Gerakas in Vassilikos was voted as being one of the best beaches in the whole of Greece, and is ideal if you want a more relaxed beach. If you want somewhere more active, then head to St. Nicholas, also in Vassilikos, which has a lot of water sports and activities going on.

 

Zante is a popular holiday spot because of its entertaining nightlife, and if you want to spend your nights dancing, then Zante will certainly provide enough nightclubs and bars for you. If, however, you prefer something quieter, you always have the option of enjoying a quiet dinner and sipping some exotic cocktails at the Red Cocktail Bar in Kalamaki. You can also get some more serious relaxation in at the Holistic Heaven Day Retreat, providing therapies for body and mind.

 

A popular tourist attraction in Zante is Navagio Beach, often known as Smugglers Cove. This is a beautiful and isolated cove and it is only possible to reach by boat – a perfect photo opportunity! If you decide that you want to spend some time away from the beaches, the north of Zante is a mountainous region, and home to several picturesque mountain villages.

 

Photo of Navagio Beach courtesy of flickr creative commons: flickr.com/photos/annushka_74/

Photo of Navagio Beach courtesy of flickr creative commons: flickr.com/photos/annushka_74/

 

The range of activities and nightlife means that you can tailor your holiday exactly to your own personal taste. Whether you simply want to unwind and soak up the sun, or  spend your days swimming, exploring or hiking, Zante has something for everyone. And once you’ve explored this perfect island, book another package holiday with Cosmos for more travel adventures!