A lush, unspoilt Grecian paradise, Zante – in Greek, Zakynthos - is the third largest of the Ionian islands, lying just south of Kefalonia. Free from mass tourism, yet with a lively upbeat atmosphere, Zante holidays are perfect for those wanting fun in the sun. At Co-operative Travel we have bargain holidays to Zante in hotels, villas and self-catering complexes across the island.
A Zante holiday offers endless variety, with a wide range of resorts that allow you to be as lively or laid-back as you like. On Greek package holidays, accommodation is in private villas, holiday apartments and small family-run hotels rather than high-rise resort complexes, allowing the beauty of the island to shine through.
After Corfu, Zante is the top spot in the Mediterranean for family holidays, with a variety of resorts to suit all tastes. The coastline is spectacularly beautiful and varied. Youngsters looking for fun book last minute Zante holidays at Laganas, which boasts a huge golden bay, a good selection of water sports and some of the hottest bars and clubs in the Islands of Greece. Alternatively, head back to the beach after sunset to catch of the loggerhead turtles which nest here – Zante is the most important nesting site for these creatures in the Mediterranean.
Late deals in Zante resorts like Alykanus, Kalamaki and Keri Bay, west of Laganas mean beautiful sunsets, tranquil coves and secluded bays. Shipwreck Beach and Smugglers Bay are both popular with visitors – and well named. Other major attractions of cheap Zante holidays are the stunning cavern complexes, such as those at Skinari and Keri. Alikes and Aghios Nickolais are both excellent bases for exploring the Blue Caverns.
The interior of the island is equally captivating, with rolling hills clad in olive groves, lemon trees and bougainvillea. Bargain holidays to Zante’s capital of Zante Town take you to a city rich in Byzantine and Venetian architecture, and an excellent base for visiting the island’s archaeological sites.
You'll find a great selection of our latest holiday deals to Zante below. If none of these take your fancy, you can use the simple search at the top of this page to find your perfect Zante holiday or if you'd prefer us to do the hard work for you, just give our expert travel team a call and they'll be happy to help you plan your perfect trip.
Key Information: The Ionian islands are a natural splendour and an important part to Greece’s culture. Zante the third largest of the Ionian islands and boasts beautiful beaches, lush greenery, fascinating local culture and perfect tourism infrastructure. From busy night clubs and bars, to quiet beaches and resorts, Zante holidays are suitable for all types of holiday makers.
Ideal Time to Go: Zante has a hot Mediterranean climate which means there are hot summers and mild winters. To find cheap holidays to Zante, we recommend booking holidays around April to May as there tends to be fewer visitors at that time of the year. The temperatures will also be slightly cooler which some may prefer. For those who love the sun, the best time to book holidays to Zante, would be in July to August as those are the hottest months of the year. July and August are usually the busiest times for holiday makers.
Weather: Zante is part of the Ionian islands, which are known to have Mediterranean climates. This means that there are good chances for sunshine throughout the year. The summer season provides an average temperature of 26°C, whereas the winter season can provide temperatures below 11°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Zante take around 3 hours.
Time Difference: Zante is 2 hours ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Zante is also known as Zakynthos, which was named after the son of Dardanus in Greek Mythology.
Top Tip: Avoid drinking the tap water as it could result in an upset stomach. Stick to bottled liquids if possible.
Direct flights and connecting flights to Zante are available at airports across the UK. London, Birmingham and Manchester have direct flights and connecting flights to Zante.
Zante has a lot to offer as it is suitable for all types of holiday makers. There are lively clubs and bars, but there are also laid-back beaches and fascinating museums. Here is out list of recommended places to visit during your Zante holiday.
Laganas – Laganas is the liveliest and busiest place around the island as it attracts the young party crowds. The nightlife is vibrant and eventful as there is a strip of bars and clubs along the beach. If you’re looking for an exciting holiday, then the Laganas is the destination for you.
Zakynthos Town – Zakynthos Town is the capital city of Zante and is located on the eastern coast. This town is reminiscent of the traditional Venetian architecture which makes this town a very beautiful destination. There is plenty to do in Zakynthos town as there are busy shopping streets, vibrant bars and a beautiful harbour.
Navagio Beach – This is one of the most popular and well-known destinations throughout Greece. Although this location can only be accessed by sea, this famous cove offers picturesque mountains and beautiful clear waters. To visit Navagio, there is a boat in Porto Vromi which can take you there.
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