The Truth about the Zante Shipwreck:

Zante Shipwreck Captain

Many people believe that the ship was smuggling contraband cigarettes and ran aground after being pursued by the Greek navy. The truth is somewhat different. The ship was sailing from Kefalonia to Albania when it suffered a mechanical failure on the return journey. With no control and bad weather preventing any rescue the ship ran aground at Navagio on October 2, 1980.

MV "PANAGIOTIS" Captain Charalambos Kompothekras - Kotsoros has released the full story about what happened.

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Beware of the ATMs:

Greece ATM Euro Exchange Rates

Ever wondered why there are so many ATMs on Zante these days? It's because the banks have discovered a trick of processing transactions in pounds instead of euros allowing them to use their own exchange rate, a process called Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC). The table below shows the comparative cost of obtaining €100 from the most common ATMs if you follow the default option of processing the transaction in GBP.

If you ignore all the inevitable warnings and choose the other option to do the exchange in Euros, you will find that they will cost significantly less as the bank have to the use the Visa Exchange Rate in the transaction. This should apply to any ATM that you use and you must be given the choice. It's also a trick being used by some retailers and restaurants. It is generally accepted that if you are ever given the choice to make a card payment in GBP always decline the option and pay in Euros as you would expect.

 Cost of €100Rate per £
Tesco UK Online Rate£93.30€1.0834
Any ATM Exchange in Euros£94.22€1.0614
National Bank of Greece (GBP)£95.58€1.0462
Cash exchange in resort£96.15€1.0400
Alphabank (GBP)£96.88€1.0322
Eurobank (GBP)£97.28€1.0280
Piraeus Bank (GBP)£97.78€1.0227
Euronet (GBP)£100.03€0.9997

Gigapixel Panorama of the view from Bochali:

Top 10 View from Bochali

The highest resolution picture ever taken of Zante Town. Use full screen and zoom right in to get the full effect. Checkout the rooftop pool on the Strada Marina Hotel or marvel at the complexity of the back roads in town. No wonder everybody gets lost when they venture in there. Look harder and you can even see the Kalamaki Water Park in the distance.


Driving Routes from Zante Airport to All Resorts:

Zante Airport to All Resorts

Save time and money on airport transfers by picking up your hire car at the airport. The videos show the easiest route from the airport to your resort. Use the direct Vimeo link on the bottom right for more options including downloading the video to play on your smartphone or tablet on arrival.

Alykanas 1 Alykanas 2 Argassi Kalamaki

Navigate Zante using Google Maps and GPS without an Internet Connection:

Google Maps and GPS without Internet

This will work on iPhone, iPad & Android mobile devices running an up-to-date version of Google maps. To make a map available for offline viewing just search for your desired location and get it up on your screen so that it only shows the area you want to save & put 'ok maps' into the search box.

Find out more... Link to Zante Map

Gone but not Forgotten:

Review Archive

We've resurrected some of the more popular bars and restaurants that have disappeared over the years so you can revive memories of your old holidays on Zante.

Review Archive

Flights to Zante 2017 Timetable:

Flights to Zante Timetable

We've compiled a timetable of every flight from the UK to Zante in 2017. If you're looking for a flight that this will point you in the right direction and also let you know when to stop looking! It includes all the flights from the following airports:
Birmingham(BHX) Cardiff(CWL) Doncaster Sheffield(DSA) Glasgow(GLA) Gatwick(LGW) Manchester(MAN) Newcastle(NCL)

Flights to Zante Timetable

Popular Beaches:

Tsilivi Beach   (230 Comments)
Kalamaki Beach   (209 Comments)
Laganas Beach   (162 Comments)
Alykanas Beach   (150 Comments)
Argassi Beach   (138 Comments)

Popular Places to Visit:

Zakynthos Airport - Kalamaki   (294 Comments)
Water Village - Tsilivi   (99 Comments)
Zante Town   (55 Comments)
Keri Lighthouse   (26 Comments)

Popular Holiday Resorts:

Laganas Resort   (870 Comments)
Kalamaki Resort   (423 Comments)
Tsilivi Resort   (352 Comments)
Argassi Resort   (276 Comments)
Alykanas Resort   (168 Comments)

Popular Excursions:

Levante Speedboat Trip   (490 Comments)
Levante speedboat excursion is a half day, high speed cruise visiting the most famous tourist attractions on Zakynthos. The boat departs daily from Tsilivi harbour at 8:30 am and carries up to 24 passengers.
Jeep Safari   (306 Comments)
Day trip to Kefalonia   (94 Comments)
Island Tour by coach   (90 Comments)

Best Time to Visit:

September   (196 Comments)
May   (178 Comments)
October   (148 Comments)
June   (122 Comments)
July   (91 Comments)
August   (72 Comments)