Zante

Zante

Just off the south-west tip of mainland Greece, Zante is a glimmering Ionian Sea jewel, where families come to relax, clubbers come to party and sea turtles come to nest. Coves of curving azure water and sun-speckled sand are set to enchant, with cobbled streets opening to excite foodies and shoppers.

Fizzing nightlife and miles of sand make Laganas one of the most sought-after locations in all of Zante. Plus it’s the best spot in the Med to spy sea turtles. Beyond sunbathing and tucking into meze platters, walk the footbridge to Cameo Island for gorgeous photos by the stylish beach club.

From its golden sands to quaint tavernas, Tsilivi is a top beachfront pick that has retained its traditional Greek town feel. Commanding the north-east coast, lush olive groves surround this resort favourite, with craft shops, one whopping stretch of sand, and heavenly seafood and local wine to delight all year round.

Alykanas is a small, typically Greek village is surrounded by dreamy bright blue seas in north-eastern Zante. To one side, there’s lush olive groves and vineyards, and to the other, you’ll find Alykes. If you want all the beauty but less intensity of a bigger Zante resort, this laid-back retreat has your name on it.

Argassi is small but sweet, this compact resort centres around terracotta-topped buildings and a smattering of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. It’s easy to get around, so you can walk off the sumptuous Greek dishes of Argassi without much effort. Behind, you’ll spy dense hillsides, but the shimmering sea summons ahead.