Zante is the kind of place that has something for everyone. There are spots where you can have a quiet and peaceful time. There are also places in Zante that have great entertainment and nightlife. Whether you want a peaceful holiday or a recreational time is entirely your choice - but Zante offers it all.
For those interested in marine life, there is a tour on a boat with a glass bottom through which logger-head turtles can be seen in their natural surroundings. These turtles, which are an endangered species, are found in Zante.
The recreational sports that you can enjoy in Zante are jet skiing, water skiing, canoeing, banana boats, scuba-diving, hiking, cycling, and many others. If you are an enthusiast of walking and hiking, then you would have a large variety of choices. In Zante there are vineyards, olive groves, dense forests and even some mountains for strolling and hiking.
Zante is the perfect place for a taste of Greece. It has beaches, scenery, and nightlife, and above all it has a little history. The sight that is truly worth watching the most is Smuggler’s Cove, which leaves you awestruck. It is very picturesque with the white sand, turquoise water and the cliffs. The other places worth seeing are the Blue Caves, Olympia, and Kefalonia. If you want to explore more and have an adventure, you can always go to the Zante Town or climb the Acropolis.
If you are a party person then the perfect location for nightlife is Laganas, which has bars, discos and restaurants. The place is always full of activity. There are also many good restaurants in Tsilvi, Alikanas, Alykes, and Kalamaki. If you want to relish the sunset, you should go to the restaurants in Kampi, which are located on the cliff edge. During your time in Zante, you should try all the regional specialties, which include different kinds of wines, cheeses, meat and sweets. Mastelado, which is a dry wine and is the area’s specialty, and something that you will truly enjoy and always remember. The villagers are very hospitable and friendly, and you can experience some of their traditions during your visit to the mountain villages of Zante. The most popular of these are Koiliomeno, Lithakia, Keri and Maherado.
There are also many places worth visiting in the town of Zante. The most notable among them are St. Mark's Square, Kalvos and Solomos Mausoleum and Museum. In the museum, you can find the original artefacts of the island’s nobles. There are also many neoclassical buildings for those interested in history.
During your holiday in Zante, you will discover many myths and legends from history. You can also purchase souvenirs, many in the form of pottery, lacework, rugs and other goods - along with the traditional embroidery.
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