Pick up a hire car as soon as you arrive on the island of Zante and begin exploring and enjoying all the fantastic sights and attractions this floating paradise has to offer!
With an abundance of stunning beaches, beautiful scenery and historic landmarks to boot there is plenty to see and do. With its lively nightlife, the party atmosphere on the island is always a draw for holidaymakers.
If you are looking for more of a traditional taste of Greece, then head to the unspoilt village of Volimes. Just a 45 minute drive from the airport and nestled on the slopes of the island’s largest mountain- Mount Vrachionas, this sun-soaked village is guaranteed to enchant you with the natural beauty of its landscape. Overlooking crystal blue waters and framed by green pine forests and olive groves Volimes is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday is the warm Mediterranean sun.
Soak up the sun at nearby beaches Xygia, Makrys Gialos and the bay of Agios Nikolaos which are not only just a short drive away but a few of the most popular on the island! The nightlife in Volimes follows suit with the rest of the village and is home to a collection of traditional tavernas favouring the delights of local dishes and delicacies. Often accompanied by live music performed by a local band or musician, evening entertainment in Volimes is a little easier on the ears compared to some of the other popular resorts, and compliments rather than distracts from the magnificent sunset.
The central region of the island is a patchwork of olive groves and vineyards and provides the perfect setting for a picturesque drive through rural Zante. Peppered with a group of beautiful traditional villages such as Macherado, the region also features popular beach resorts such as Tsivili ensuring you’re never short of things to do. While Macherado makes up in picturesque views and stunning architecture what it may lack in more exciting tourist attractions, Tsivili strikes the perfect balance between stunning seascape and a vibrant nightlife.
On the border of the historical central region and the south coast sits Kiliomenos, one of the island’s most treasured villages. With perfectly preserved stone architecture such as the island’s oldest tavern, and Venetian influences still evident in landmarks like the town’s bell tower, be sure to have your camera at the ready to capture the highlights of this medieval gem. On the coast you will find holiday hotspots such as Laganas Bay, Cape Keri and Cape Gerakas. All home to breathtaking beaches, golden sands and intense blue sea, and delightful seaside towns it is no wonder the island continues to draw visitors back to its sunny shores every year.