Best Beaches in Zante
If you’re longing to feel the sand between your toes and refreshing azure waters on your skin, it’s time to book a beach holiday to Zante. Beaches here are among the most beautiful in all of Greece, and come with epic views, watersports options and plenty of shallows for snorkelling. Beaches on the east of the island are popular with beach-club goers and have plenty of facilities, while sandy shores on the west side of Zante are more secluded and quiet. Here’s some of the best beaches in Zante that you should visit while on holiday.
Otherwise known as ‘Shipwreck Cove’, this stunning beach is often the poster-child of Greece and is one of the most famous shores in the Mediterranean. Situated on the west side of the island, Navagio is one of the best sandy beaches in Zante and is frequently on the bucket-list of many travellers who come to witness its iconic shipwreck, which became washed up on the shore in 1983. Tours of the shipwreck can be booked if you are more interested in its history. The bay is also popular with swimmers and snorkellers thanks to its calm, turquoise waters. To reach Navagio, you need to take a taxi boat from the port of Porto Vromi, which leaves every hour and takes 30 minutes.
Located just 6km from Zante town, towards the eastern side of Laganas bay, Kalamaki is a popular beach with families and watersports lovers because of its calm waters. The beach is part of the National Marine Park and also blends into Laganas beach. Expect epic rock formations and plenty of facilities such as toilets, showers and a cafe should you feel like a bite to eat. The beach is generally underdeveloped, with a lush green backdrop and plenty of natural wildlife, so taking food and other essentials with you for the day is a good idea.
With a reputation for being one of the best Zante beaches on offer, this beach is ideal for escaping the crowds and having a calming swimming experience in beautifully clear waters. Located around 17km away from Zante town, this quiet cove has just a couple of tavernas on offer in terms of amenities. Expect dramatic rock formations that emerge from the sea, lush green surroundings and white powdery sands that are wonderful examples of Zante’s charming natural beauty. It’s the perfect place to head to when you feel like venturing a little further from your private garden and pool in your Villa Vilenia Harmony.
Considered to be one of the most popular and best beaches in Zante, Tsilivi is located around 6km from Zante town, and is very popular during the summer months. Expect a lively and buzzing atmosphere, especially in the evenings when happy hours, cocktails and music are all around. Tsilivi itself is one of the most popular resorts on the island, with lots of restaurants, bars and shops that are open late. Watersports lovers will have plenty to do here, while keen snorkellers will relish the crystal-clear waters.
This beach is considered one of the best beaches in Zante because it is largely unspoiled by tourism. You need to access the beach by car, as it is a little more off the beaten track, which makes it quieter and more secluded, so you have more of the sands to yourself. There is a car park available, and from there you can walk down a steep path carved out of the rock face, heading towards the beach. For this reason, this beach is better for adults than families with young children. The bay has many beautiful coves and small caves that are just waiting to be explored, with calm waters that make it an ideal spot for swimming and cooling off from the heat of the day.
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