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Zante Holidays 

Zante, also known as Zakynthos, lies off the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. This warm and welcoming Greek island is a brilliant choice for your next holiday, thanks to its beautiful beaches, landscape and party nightlife. From the sandy beaches of the south east to the mountain villages in the North West, Zante holidays offer a world of relaxation, entertainment and exploration.

24-30 °C

With temperatures averaging 26°C July and August, though often over 30°C at the peak of the sun, Zante enjoys a hot, Mediterranean climate. Expect averages around 24°C in June and September.

Zante Island International Airport

In the south of the island, close to the villages of Kalamaki and Laganas and just over 4km from the capital Zakynthos.

Book a cheap holiday to Zante with Airtours and enjoy a relaxing beach holiday and many opportunities to explore the island's history. 

Featured holidays in Zante

Marelen Hotel & Apartments

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Only 300m to the beach
  • Half Board available
  • À la carte restaurant

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Mavrias Complex

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Prime location for bars and restuarants
  • Short stroll from Tsilivi's beach
  • Great for an adult getaway

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smartline Margarita

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Large family rooms
  • 800m to the beach
  • Evening entertainment

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Exotica Hotel & Spa by Zante Plaza

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Refurbished for summer 2017
  • 600m to the beach
  • kids' pool

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Based on 177 reviews

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Zante Plaza Hotel & Apartments

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Very lively atmosphere
  • Short walk to bars and restaurants
  • Just 200m to the beach

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There's plenty of accommodation choice for your next Zante holiday with Airtours. If you want a Self Catering holiday we’ve got plenty of apartments and studios to choose from, or if you want your food and drinks sorted for you, there are many All Inclusive options at great quality hotels with a wide choice of activities included. 

Whatever you'd like to do on your Zante holiday you're likely to find it. If sun, sand and sea are your thing there's plenty of that. If you like to see the sights there are ancient monasteries to visit and boat trips that’ll show you the island's spectacular coastline. If you’re up for energetic nightlife, enjoy a night out at some of the island’s many clubs and bars. 

No visit to Zante would really be complete without a trip to the Blue Caves, a stunning, rocky landscape framing caves and tunnels. Here the beautiful white rock formations contrast with the calm, blue water.

The Blue Caves are on the north west coast, so hop on a small boat from the northern end of the island or hire one yourself and enjoy the chance to swim in this beautiful area. If you’d rather stay dry, you can set out on a glass bottomed boat tour to see the sea life below.

To sample the true spirit of Zante, take a trip up into the mountains to one of the little villages. The villagers are famed for their true hospitality and you'll get a chance to sample some specialities of the area.

You'll find authentic Greek cuisine in these villages, including local cheeses, cuts of cold meat and locally made honey. There are special sweets to enjoy and, of course, your meal wouldn't be complete without a glass or two of the locally made semi dry wine, Mastelado.

Zante, in common with the rest of Greece, has a long religious history, and dotted all over the islands are many monasteries. Some of the old monasteries were built on sites where there are spectacular views, and it's well worth taking a tour to get a sense of Zante's religious history. 

Zante is best for

Nature lovers: Known to the Venetians as "The Flower of the Orient" due to the island's lush countryside, Zante has loads of lovely beach coves, lemon trees, olive groves and wildlife. 

Couples: For a quiet, romantic holiday, Zante has many places to stay that are peaceful and relaxing, with stunning beaches and good quality accommodation. 

Families: With lovely sandy beaches and high quality hotels catering for families and groups, Zante is ideal for family holidays.

Fast Facts

Language: The official language is Greek but English is spoken in all the resorts.

Currency: Euro. 

Local Time: Two hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly To: Zante Island International Airport.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 3.5 hours from London Heathrow.

Tourist Information: Find out more about Zante here

Visa and Health: Before travelling to Zante with Airtours check out for advice on health considerations and any visa requirements that may be necessary.

Weather and Climate

Temperature: It can be very hot during the summer months with temperatures often rising to over 30°C at the hottest part of the day in July and August. 

Best time to visit Zante: With hot sun and beautiful beaches to enjoy, June to September is the best time for visiting Zante. If you prefer cooler weather, April is an ideal time to go, when spring has begun but there's still plenty of warmth in the air.

Getting Around

By Bus: There are regular bus services in Zante that connect the various resorts and buses also go up to the mountain villages. 

By Taxi: Easy to find, a taxi is a quick and efficient way to get to where you want to go.

By Hire Car: Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore on your own.

By Motorcycle or Scooter: Hire a motorised two wheeler and take a trip around the island.

By Bicycle: Explore the island by mountain bike and keep fit at the same time. 


For culture: Zante has a long history of being invaded by many different nations over the centuries, and you can find out more by visiting the three museums in Zakynthos. 

For night owls: The nightlife in Zante is renowned for being fun and lively, particularly in the resort of Laganas, dubbed the nightclub capital of the island. Clubs often put on special event nights so expect the music and dancing to last well into the early hours of the morning.

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