Unwind in Argassi
Argassi is a vibrant, cosmopolitan resort on the beautiful Greek island of Zante or Zakynthos as it is also known. It is located on the south east coast of the island just 6Km from the airport and 5 minutes from Zante Town. Holidays to Argassi are popular with families and couples for its variety of accommodation, choice of restaurants and lively night life. With Mount Skopos as a backdrop, the resort's beach stretches for 1Km along the bay. With its many amenities and recreational options it appeals to the energetic and families with teenagers. Singles who come to the resort prefer to stay in the centre with families generally opting to stay on the outskirts for a more relaxed atmosphere. With a wide range of hotels, apartments, villas and studios, Argassi holidays accommodates most budgets. Temperatures range from 20 degrees peaking to 30 degrees at the height of the summer.
Things to Do in Argassi
Despite being known best for its shimmering waters and sandy beaches, holidays to Argassi offer so much more.
For a quick lesson in history, head to the Church of Virgin Mary of Skopoitissas, the iconic landmark that sits atop Mount Skopos and can be seen from three other islands nearby. A perfect place to steal a view of the broader landscape, it is home to some of Europe's most priceless wall paintings.
Set below and lined with lush greenery, Argassi's main street stretches into the isle's centre where you'll find locally owned shops, restaurants and one-off boutique stores.
When you feel the need to hop, skip or jump back to the shore, you'll have access to a range of water sport favourites. If you prefer the simple life, pull up a folding chair, slide on your sunglasses and simply enjoy the view.
Argassi Beach Holiday
The sand and shingle beach is long and narrow in places. With its gentle slope into crystal clear blue sea, it provides ideal and safe bathing conditions for children. The resort also has a good selection of water sport facilities. Quieter coves can be found away from the main beach and there are plenty of other beautiful beaches on the Vassilikos peninsular.
Its proximity to Zante Town offers numerous opportunities for exploring. It is worth taking a trip inland to the charming little villages to experience the traditional Greek spirit. A boat trip to Smuggler's Cove to see the shipwreck is a must and don't forget to take your camera. Whether you are looking for a tranquil, romantic evening or a night partying until the early hours you will find it all.
Discos are dotted along the main beach area and there are many fine restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine both on and away from the beach front. Fish is a huge part of the Greek diet with the day's catch featuring on almost all menus. Sample the traditional Moussaka made with lamb and Mediterranean vegetables. Also sample Mezedes a variety of little dishes of fish, meat and vegetables to share, the Greek's answer to the Spanish tapas, along with the local wine for an inexpensive meal. All restaurants cater very well for children. Shopping is limited in Argassi but Zante is on the doorstep so for those looking to indulge in some retail therapy Zante town is 5 minutes away.
Booking your holiday
With its broad appeal and guaranteed summer sunshine in idyllic surroundings, the resort has something for everyone. For a holiday staying in either a bed and breakfast, half board option, all inclusive hotel, or a self catering apartment, book with loveholidays.ie.