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Where to stay
Zante is a large island, so you may be wondering where to stay for your wedding holiday. There is not much to find in the North and West (with the exception of some small villages, villas and beaches), but these areas are mainly mountainous and you certainly won’t find any tourist resorts in these locations, although they are well worth a visit if you’re hiring a car as there are some beautiful landscapes to see. In the East is Zante’s capital, Zakynthos Town with beach resorts either side. The South of Zante is a well developed area, with a mix of resorts aimed at tourists and some which although have a well developed tourist market, have still kept their traditional Greek charm. Our weddings in Zante take place in the East and south.
Do note that transport can be arranged to and from your wedding for you and your guests, so as long as you don’t mind travelling, staying in the same resort as your wedding venue isn’t a must.
Zakynthos Town is just 10 minutes from the airport and is a good place to stay if you want to be amongst the islands history. You will find a selection of apartments, suites and luxury hotels to suit different budgets. There is also a harbour, as well as shops, cafes, bars and tavernas. The town is also within walking distance or a short bus ride away from the nearby beach resorts.
Located north of Zakynthos Town is where you will find the resort of Tsilivi. Tsilivi is where most of our couples and their guests stay for weddings in Zante as it is perfect for couples, families and groups of friends, with many restaurants, tavernas, bars (both relaxed and lively) and entertainment. Tsilivi is also home to a 2km blue flag sandy beach with shallow waters, perfect for swimming and water sports. There are many accommodation options here, from budget to luxury.
A little bit further up north are the resorts of Alykes/Alykanas.
Alykes is a good location for families, with golden sands and shallow waters for little ones to splash in as well as some relaxed beach bars. There are accommodation options here at affordable prices.
Alykanas is more like a traditional sea side village, with traditional restaurants and cuisine as well as some bars with a relaxing atmosphere. There are several accommodation types such as contemporary hotels, studios, apartments and traditional villas.
Further down South of the island, passed Zakynthos Town is Argassi. Argassi is known to be a beach resort, but doesn’t have a sandy beach. The seafront is mostly rocky but there are a few small stretches of dark sand too. The seafront is lined by many bars and restaurants for you to enjoy and there are a number of accommodation options. Argassi is also a good central location between Zakynthos Town and Vasillikos where there are some amazing beaches.
You’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches on the island in Vasillikos, as well as scenic views and vast olive groves. There are a few beach bars and tavernas, but generally it’s a quiet area. There are a number of polished studios, villas, hotels, and other high-end accommodation options in Vasillikos.
Kalamaki is another popular resort, located south of the island and has a 5km beach of vibrant gold sand and a relaxed atmosphere. The resort is particularly popular with young families due to the shallow waters. As the beach is a nesting ground for turtles during the summer, there are no beachfront hotels, bars or tavernas here and water sports are not allowed. There is however a main road set back from the beach where you will find many places to eat and drink as well as lots of accommodation options inland.
The lively resort of Laganas is located west of Kalamaki. Laganas is the islands ‘hotspot’ for nightlife. You will find a wide selection of bars and clubs here. Places to stay in Laganas usually range from self-catering apartments to reasonably priced hotels.
Agios Sostis is a small resort, next to Laganas but a lot quieter. The area is very family orientated as well as being a romantic spot for couples. There is a small selection of accommodation options, as well as beachfront tavernas and bars to visit.
If you’re looking for a romantic resort away from the hustle and bustle with breathtaking views, then Keri is the ideal location, located on the southern tip of the island. Keri is a small developed village with a harbour and a handful of tavernas. Keri has a selection of villas, hotels and self catering apartments to choose from. During the day in Keri, you can take a boat trip to the mystical sea caves and explore some of the nearby beaches and coves.