Relax and unwind in Zante Town
Zante Town is the capital of the Greek island Zante or Zakynthos. It is known as the Venice of the South. Located on the east coast of the island, the town is built around a busy harbour and is an ideal base from which to explore. There is a wide variety of reasonably priced accommodation, from 2 star to 5 star hotels. The Islanders are renowned for their warmth and hospitality.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 10m
When to go
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Beach holidays in Zante Town
There is a small rocky beach in Zante Town but with the shingle beach at Argassi only 5Km away and the sandy beach of Alikes (Alykes) 16Km away - both are easily reached by car or bus.
Exploring Zante Town
The town is the cultural centre of the island and has many cultural sightseeing experiences to offer anyone interested in Greek history. Solomos Square with its impressive Museum of Byzantine Art is a good place to start. There is also the Solomos Museum and the Museum of Zakynthos to check out. On the hilltop above the town is The Kastro the spectacular ruins of a Venetian fortress built in 1646 well worth a visit as it also offers some of the best views over the harbour, while to the south of the town the magnificent Church of St. Dionysius is not to be missed. Shoulders and legs must be covered when visiting churches to avoid offence For those looking to indulge in some retail therapy there are no shortage of shops and if you are looking for cheap designer labels you won’t be disappointed. Why not try out your bargaining skills at the local markets.
Nightlife in Zante Town
Evenings are great fun, with some of the best bars and clubs on the island. Also try the nearby party towns of Argassi 5Km away or Laganas just 10Km south of Zante Town.
For eating out stroll along the waterfront between Solomos Square and St. Marcos Square to find some excellent restaurants and traditional tavernas serving local and international cuisine. An organised tour of the island is a must to take in the charming traditional Greek villages away from the hustle and bustle.
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