Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Laganas - Zante Travel Guide
Stunning scenery, amazing marine life. And plenty of night time entertainment.
•What is Laganas like? The perfect golden sand beach is the island's most popular beach; and so it is naturally the island's busiest resort. However it is a very relaxing beach with limited watersports due to nesting green loggerhead turtles. But don't worry there are other beaches nearby with full-on watersports if you need an occasional adrenaline rush. Laganas has great choice of nightlife, restaurants and bars. Plus a wide range of hotels for every budget and taste. There are plenty of wonderful sights to visit within the area including the amazing Blue Caves and Smugglers Cove. And not one of our holidaymakers who has reviewed this resort has a bad word to say about it.
•What is the beaches like at Laganas? It is a perfect 5 km stretch of soft golden sands nestling clear warm waters. It is part of the National Marine Park, which works to protect the endangered Caretta- Caretta sea turtles. Some boat trips are available to see the turtles, but they are limited to avoid disturbing the turtles when they are nesting.
•Tsilivi blue flag beach is about five minutes away with golden sands and shallow waters. It is ideal for kids of all ages and has watersports including windsurfing, water skiing, banana, pedaloes, jetskiing and paragliding.
•Our holidaymakers said of the beaches in Zante: “Beach and crystal clear sea is fantastic.” - “We loved St Nicholas beach, it was very clean and quiet which was great for kids.”
•Diving in Laganas: There is amazing diving here with many cave dive sites. Marine life includes moray eels, monk seals, octopus, and loggerhead turtules (caretta caretta).
•Family Friendly Laganas Greece is always family friendly wherever you are, and at Laganas we have a good range of great value family hotels which are close to the lovely beaches but far enough from the lively strip.
•Nightlife in Laganas: Young and lively. And family friendly.
•There is a good selection of cafes, bars and clubs along the beachside in Laganas. The one mile long strip includes chill out bars for beachside cocktails, traditional tavernas for al fresco dining, British pubs, fast food joints and some great clubs. Off the main strip there are smaller streets which are home to more family friendly bars, some with karaoke, live entertainment and Greek nights.
•Excursions: Take a boat trip or a bus journey to see the turtles at Kalamaki beach.
•The Blue Caves with their deep shimmering blue waters and the unforgettable Navagio are absolute must-dos. Navagio is also known as Smugglers or Shipwreck beach. It is an isolated sandy cove home to the wreck of the smuggler ship Panagiotis which is only accessible by boat.
•Top Zante Tip: The turtles are an endangered species. Help keep the beaches and sea clean and litter free.
•Zante is the English name for Zakynthos.
•Zante (Zyknthos) town - is about 15 minutes or so away which has a ferry port with crossings to Brindsi, Italy and other parts of Greece daily.
•Just over 3 hours from most UK airports. Transfers from about 25 minutes. We have cheap flights to Zante and great hotel deals in Zakynthos.
•Holidays to Laganas: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Laganas.
•Hotels in Laganas: We have excellent hotels in Laganas, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Laganas: We have cheap flights to Laganas. The flight takes just over 3 hours from UK airports.
•Car hire in Laganas: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Laganas so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Laganas: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Laganas. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Laganas Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Green loggerhead turtles have been swimming from Africa to Zante for centuries. Legend has it that they come this far to lay their eggs on Lagana Beach because of the softness of the sands. Read our holidaymakers' top tips and then check out our cheap flights to Zakynthos and our great hotel deals in Laganas and Zante.
Posted by john at 04:14