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Zante Travel Guide  

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Historically, Zante owes its fame to the battles between Sparta and Athens, that took place really in this site of the ancient Greece.
The island is also mentioned in the Iliad and the Odyssey by the poet Homer : in the Odyssey, Ulysses became the king of Zante after he had left from Ithaca.
The island is also the place where the italian poet Ugo Foscolo was born.
Today the island is one of the most tourist sites attended of the whole Greece, because of its mild climate and its wonderful beaches, the many diving centers, natural beauty, nightlife and restaurants.
The island has one internationale airport and one very equipped port that offers daily transportation from and to Zante and the rest of Europe.

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Level 14     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : I was surprised at the arrival. It's not a nice impact out from the airport. Very difficult to find the right way. Many buildings abandoned. The sense of the poorness was everywhere. If you are looking for a nice place... more where to be drunk, Laganas is just perfect for you. If you want to see fantastic beaches, wonderful sea there are a lot of places to visit. That's what made me happy after the first day. Try Dafni beach. Very quiet, hot water. That's something to try. Go to Geracas beach: another splendid place where to stay. Then go to see the shipwreck. At the night if you want pubs, tavernas or night club I suggest Tsilivi, definitively more safe than Laganas. For good local restaurants there are so many places just outside traditional and commercial places. take the time to ask or find them out. there is a lot more than a steak! Zante has its own tradition in food.
Not to be missed Shipwreck , Gerakas beach , xigia caves
E Dunphy
Level 14     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : I have been going to Zante for 9 years to Alikes. It is a beautiul quite resort with friendly people with a lady back attitude. The beaches are safe and golden sands slope into a warm clear blue sea. I go... more late in the seasonlate August early Sept, Alikes is a resort for older couples or familys with small kids great food- no marvelous food lovely taverns with a good selecion of drinks, entertainment is quite laid back, a few bars or apts complexs provide quiz nights or a BBQ once a week and all bar have the sould system with music nice and loud. If you are looking for a good night out with bars and discos and dancing to the early hours stay away from Alikes, lanagns is more your scene. But quite relaxing evenings with a few drinks no better place
Not to be missed Alikes Trainaki , Blue caves - NO to SHIPWREK , Zante town
R. Powell
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Something for all tastes on the island. Younger crowd will love Laganas More mature will love the quieter more sedate resorts. General quality of dining out is excellent and reasonably priced.I personally like the fact that there are no watersports... more in Kalamaki so less chance of a propellor in the head.
Not to be missed turtles , Zante town , nighlife in laganas
Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : The most to visit in Zante belongs, obviously, to its wonderful beaches and seascapes. Blue Caves, for example, represent something rare and stunning. Discovered in 1897, they consist in a block of stones and rocks that rise directly into the sea... more and create a sort of refuge. This is also an amizing place where to dive. Marathonissi is an unhabitated island situated just in front of Zante. It’s characterised, as the Blue Caves, by the very particular formation of its stones. It’s accesible by a wonderful boat trip. Its white beaches add to make this island a little bit of heaven. Smuggler Cove is instead the most famous and attended beach all over the island of Zante.
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Great place for fun and relax. Just love it! I have been this summer in Laganas and it was the time of my life. Now I want to come back there and work. I want to live there for the... more rest of my life!:)
Not to be missed Going to Banana beach , Blue caves - No to shipwreck
paul mcdowell
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : I have visited the beautiful island of Zakynthos many times and stayed in the resort of Alykes. The locals are very very friendly and are genuinely pleased to see you. It has a great climate but can be very hot... more in July/August. Greek cuisine is a must for anyone visiting. There are plenty of trips out and about but if you just want to chill out, this is the perfect place.
Not to be missed turtles , Shipwreck
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Relaxing, friendly, beautiful beaches, sea, quiet, cheap.
Level 9     1 Trophy   
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : a green paradise
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