Purple Tips: 20 Things to do on Zante Holidays

You might just think there’s only beaches and bars to visit on Zante holidays but there’s a lot more to do and see here than first meets the eye. Let us know in the comments below your favourite things to do in Zante.

1. Head to Agios Nikolaos and take a boat to see the Blue Caves at Cape Skinari – they are natural arches that have been carved out by erosion and are famous for the colour of the water hence the name Blue Caves.

blue caves at cape skounariImage via @Robert Wallace

2. Catch a boat to the mainland port of Kyllini from Zakynthos Town

3. Head to Keri for a spectacular sunset by the lighthouse

Cape KeriImage via @Live Zakynthos

4. Head to Laganas strip for an 18-30 party vibe

laganasImage via @Eelke de Blouw

5. See turtles nesting at Gerakas and Dafnia beaches

carettaImage via @Anna Oates

6. Have a multi-island adventure by taking a ferry to Kefalonia from Aghios Nikolaos

kefaImage via @Visit Greece

7. Rent a bicycle to explore the south of the island

bicycleImage via @Robert Wallace

8. Head to Zante at Easter to be rewarded with colourful processions and feasting.

9. See Zante’s main town which bears an uncanny resemblance to Venice’s San Marco Square .

Zakynthos Town

10. See the white cliffs around Keri which contrast dramatically against the azure blue of the sea.

Keri CapeImage via @Dana Liparova

11. Go to Shipwreck (Navagio) beach to see a smuggler ship washed ashore.

shipwreckImage via @kdask

12. Spend a day at Agios Nikolaos beach – Often deemed the best beach on the island with a beach bar and water sports such as diving and jet skis.

13. Discover the peaceful Xehoriati Beach which has beautiful views of the Peloponnese and to Kefalonia.

xehoriatiImage via @Mark Sheffield

14. Hire a car to discover Zante’s interior beauty away from the big resorts and beaches

ZanteImage via @Fotogake

15. Go scuba diving in the Keri Caves

Keri Bay DivingImage via @Robert Emperley

16. For modern Greek history go to the Dionysios Solomos museum in Zante Town which is dedicated to the national poet of the Greeks, who also wrote the nation’s national anthem.

Dionysios Image via @Live Zakynthos

17. Tuck into the local produce such as olive oil, thyme honey, currants and wine.

18. Sample the fresh fish called kolios, a locally sourced mackerel.

19. Listen to live music as you wander along Argassi’s main street.

20. Celebrate St. Dionysios with the locals at the end of August and experience a massive festival of fireworks and dancing.

Dionysios FestivalImage via @Robert Wallace

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