the best place to shop in town is alexa roma (the main street). best get there in the morning as some shops shut at lunch and dont re-open. Plenty of shops for jewellery, gifts, clothes, shoes etc and the siade roads comign off also offer some lovely items.
Hi, we stayed at tsillivi, which is a small bus ride away from zante town. We watched the procession on st dennis day, did go on abit and you get bitten alive by the local mosquitoes. But it was fancinating to watch a saint of over 4 hundred years old, hold so much respect, for the locals. I thought zakynthos was beautiful, the weather was way too hot for us though, but only because we are not used to it.. lol!!!!!
Hang on a minute......this site is to post about YOUR experience....good or bad points then you can make your own mind up.....i know my holiday was in 2002 and i have just found this post after all these years and couldnt believe the stick some people are getting for being honest about their time in zante....nobody is moaning as you put it they are simply stating their experience.....its bloody self catering in greece not all inclusive fiji darling...its not gonna be perfect...yes they do try n get you in the bars at night, im not saying theres anything wrong with it...you probably never experienced this as your not a 20 year old skinny blonde, i experienced it alot...dont forget to state your experience every bit good n bad...personally i never saw any beggers but hey ho.....plus we dont really need anyone to tell us that the worlds crime rate is going up and that we need to watch our purses.....oh and its got nothing to do with the fact that im from "up north" Some people got nothing better to do...thats Areaism for you...x
A trip into Zante Town at night is not to be missed. First a drink up on the roof terrace of the Strada Marina Hotel, wow, the views are FAB, and a lovely breeze as you sip your pre dinner drinks. Follow this with a meal at Spartakos, mmmmmmmm that moussaka is GORGEOUS, and the fillet steak is perfection, oh and don't forget the mixed meze starter for two to start off with. Wonderful food, great staff and sit and watch the world go by, perfectCan't comment on the shops really, I'm not a "girl" who does retail therapy, much to my husbands delight
If you fancy a day off the beach, take the local bus inot Zante Town. We took a day trip from Tsilivi, it cost 1 euro 40 each, and took about 20 minutes.Have a stroll along the harbour front, which is very scenic, and watch the boats and ferries come in and out.
We paid a visit to Zante town on the Friday night of our weeks stay! What a great decision it was! We got a taxi-which was 10 euros (I know how cheap!) and got dropped off near the shops.
Worth a visit. We took the little tourist train form argassi to get there, but its about 10 mins in the car. or you can get a bus if you wanna wait.
caught local bus 1.10 euros. not many signs to show where things are . okay for coffee. would have been better if we had known what there was to do and where it was.
Went in to Zante twice not much to do but nice in the evenings with the locals about .Had to go in to visit a jewellers we went to last year called platinum.I bought my wife diamond earings and necklace.He told us then that if we came back in the future and wanted better diamonds he would exchange them and deduct the price we originally paid against the new items ,He kept his word unfortunately for my wallet.
Zante town is a beautiful place to visit, the locals are very friendly and the two main squares are a fantastic place to spend an evening. I think many people forget it is the islands main town and not there to cater for tourists. Visiting Zakynthos town will give you a taste of real Greece.
We went into Zante town twice on our holiday. We never saw any beggars or tramps of any kind and as regards watching your purse and wallet ... you have to everywhere these days so we didn't find that a problem either. It is worth walking down the end of the pier near St. Solomos square and there there is a cafe/taverna with a covered seating area by the water. It is lovely to sit there and have a cold beer and watch the beautiful sunset and all the boats coming in. We thought St. Solomos Square was lovely and there was a wedding on in the church there at the time so there was plenty of people buzzing around and locals so a great atmosphere. We ate in Squeros Restaurant in St. Marcos Sq (I think) which was quite nice but the guys outside every rest do try and pull you in (which is a bit annoying!) After our meal we sat at one of the cafes amongst locals just people watching and drinking cocktails and hot chocolate! It was relaxing and a change from other bars in the resorts. Only problem we had was local children on bikes and skateboards etc whizzing in and out of people up and down the streets, but we were all young once
By the way they do not try to pull you into the restaurants and you dont have to watch your purse.
Dont beleive the comments people put on this page if they are knocking Zante Town.
took taxi from Argassi 9 euro not a lot to shout about really if your going to do a bit of shopping dont bother we did and bought two cups of coffee total waste of time
We went on an evening coach trip on a friday night and enjoyed it, Lovely atmosphere, old people not scared to come out like they are here! Very child friiendly. Lovely shops and cheap costume jewellry stalls. Two chemists if you need one, I did!
Went on local bus from Alikanas and wouldn't have cared if i hadn't gone at all too much hussle and bussle for my liking
We went to Grecos bar, awesom, one of the best bars on the island, gorgeous bar maid and great service!
Went there via a public bus from Kalamaki - quick journey. It was nice to be out in the traditional town and away from the tourist bits. Climbed up a hill and got some great views. Had a look at the harbour and got more great pics. Once looked round the same old shops not much left to do however.
I WENT TO THE ZANTE TOWN CENTER, I WAS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT THE ONLY THING THAT I HAVE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT WAS THE WAY THEY DRIVE, I WAS NEARLY RAN DOWN ON MANY OCCASIONS, THEY TAKE NO PRISONERS AT ALL??? SO YOU HAVE TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT ALL THE TIME
We took the bus to Zante Town via bus service one morning. A total waste of time. Too much hustle and bustle and everywhere you walked you had to avoid cars and motor bikes. (Not exactly making this a nice stroll around the town). Couldn't stay around waitng for the bus trip back that afternoon so took a taxi. The taxi driver was so short he had to keep shuffling to the front of his seat to see over steering wheel. A very scary ride back to Alykanas and cost 15 Euro.
Loved our holiday but would never go into Zante Town again!!