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10/10 Lesley S

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, perfect

Can't comment on the shops really, I'm not a "girl" who does retail therapy, much to my husbands delight  
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7/10 Mr B
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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.
You'll find more designer shops than 'tourist' souvenir shops in the side streets.
The Church of St Dennis is also well worth a visit, and is situated on the harbour front.
Zante Town has a spanking new bus depot, set up on the hill, but don't worry, it's only a 5 minute walk to the harbour front.
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 Sue F
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Zante drove through here but didn't think much of the capital at all, very run down and the bin men on strike so rubbish everywhere. Didn't stop other than in the old town great views looking down over Zante and the harbour.

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8/10 Hayden S
 very nice place to visit, pretty little shops to the harbour.All very friendly in the little cafes. Driving around the town itself was hard work though!!! crazy drivers and parking very difficult, well worth the visit overall.
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10/10 Kelly R

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.

The shops were all pretty similar-however as Laganas has hardly NO perfume shops you may be pleased to know there were a couple here!!! We stopped off for dinner at a lovely place in the square! and as an extra bonus the Greek waiter was very nice to look at!
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10/10 Louise H
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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.

Make sure you go either before 2 or after 6 if you want to go shopping, dont forget they have siesta!
 
Alexandra Roma is the main shopping street in zante town. see pic.
 
There are many bars restaurants and its very pretty. Solomon square and st marks square are lovely.
St Dionysus church is worth a visit, the patron saints body is mummified in the church. Every year on the 24th august they take is body and parade him upright thourhg the town.
Every so often they wil unveil his feet in the church (they dont tell the locals they are going to do this or it would be packed) lucky people will get to kiss his feet!!!!! hmmm they believe it will heal any ailments they have. very interesting and the church is stunning - all gold.
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  Abby B
Zante town is worth going for a walk round the shops and to watch the boats going in and out of the port,we went for one day and that was enough really,theres not lots to do to be honest,be careful about getting the bus back as it isnt  very clear about what bus to get on,if in doubt ask the bus driver or a friendly face in the queue
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  Sarah L

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.

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  Peter K

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.Laugh

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  Karen K

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.

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  Richard S

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

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  Karen M
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!
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  John W

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

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  Graham W

We went to Grecos bar, awesom, one of the best bars on the island, gorgeous bar maid and great service!

Defo go back
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  Siobhan P

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.

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  Cee C
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
1 post by Cee C ip - UK
  Jade N
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!!
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  Linz -
if ur interested in buying bags, jewllery and designer gear dont go to zante town go somewhere like lagana during the day great places there
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  S M
Went to Zante town by taxi on a Saturday evening at around 5pm. Taxi from Kalamaki was 7.50. Was a bit dissapointed when we got there as everywere was shut. Only the resteraunts were open and a few gift shops. The place was a ghost town. So if you go - go earlier or later
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  Emma E
It cost 8 euros in a taxi from Tsilivi to Zante Town and I think we went to the boring part!

The sea is really nice in this area but there isn't a beach, just rocks! We went over to the marina but there were no yachts etc. there, just ferries. We didn't go to the shopping area of the town which is supposed to be quite good. There were lots of cafes and souvenir shops where we went but we have these on the resort anyway. All in all, it was pretty boring!
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  Nigel C
We were staying in Argassi and got the "train" for 4 return. It runs on the road and leaves Argassi at 10:30 - returns at 2pm. Also runs at 2:30 - 6pm and 6:30 - 9:45pm. We got the morning "train" (I called it the choo-choo) so that we then had the afternoon/evening to chill out. Zante town doesn't have much to shout about shop-wise. We went for a walk up the hill to the old venetian castle (was closed so we sat at a taverna overlooking the town - was beautiful there).
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  Tina K
We took the bus from Alikanas which only cost 2.20 euro return although it's not very reliable and doesn't run very often. We had a walk throught the town which was nice and then some lunch, watch out for the begging gypsies. pull on the heart strings stuff. I would have likes to have gone at night but there was no transport from where we were, much better if you've got a car.
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  Angie
I thought Zantre town was brilliant although it is closed on a Sunday so be warned!! I found the shopping reasonably priced and we came home with the odd bits and pieces for the home and some jewellery. It is worth mentioning to query the price with some of the jewellers as they will sometimes drop the price in order to get a sale.

They also sell the best espresso coffee, you only seem to be able to get Nes Cafe in all the other resorts.
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  Colin A
we only managed to visit at night but we found it to be very clean and tidy the views around the harbour were good and the squares all had outside areas to sit and have a drink and watch the world go by.
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  Brent P
expensive,but didn't mind as it stopped me buying irrelevant useless items.nice sea view.fishes in the water.and plenty of tat.
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