Offering breathtaking unspoiled scenery, quiet and peaceful resorts, and some of Greece’s finest sandy beaches, the island of Zante is an Ionian paradise. From hilly and mountain landscapes, to charming whitewashed villages and an incredible array of wildlife, Zante villa holidays are all about relaxing and getting back to nature. Whether you crave a laid-back getaway in the countryside or a more central location with secluded coves, local tavernas and bustling bars, villas to rent in Zante cater to all. From traditional and charming settings like Agios Sostis, to towns like Laganas that come alive at night, the resorts here provide a truly memorable break.
With a choice of 6 resorts, you can take your pick from more than 40 exclusive, hand-selected and luxury villas in Zante, each with a range of free extras such as heated pools and games tables. Additionally, each property has been chosen by the Villa Plus team for its location, including beach and sea views as well as countryside options, helping to deliver your dream holiday.
Here at Villa Plus, our customers are always at the forefront of our minds and we believe that our handpicked self-catering villas, in Zante, give you a choice that you’ll struggle to resist. Whether you fancy a spot of luxury in a peaceful countryside retreat, spectacular sea views at sunset, or a central location that means you can walk to restaurants and the beach - we have everything covered.
A family friendly island with great beaches, fun places to explore and the possibility of seeing a Loggerhead turtle swimming in the clear turquoise sea.
If you’re looking for a taste of real Greece, Agios Sostis (Aghios Sostis) is a great choice. There’s a small sandy beach with traditional tavernas lining the waterfront and views across the crystal clear waters to Turtle Island – stunning! This traditional resort is perfect for a relaxing holiday with livelier options within a short drive, including Zante Town and Kalamaki.
The charming coastal resort of Alykes is on Zante’s North East coast. It has an authentic Greek charm that has kept holidaymakers coming back year after year. A great choice for couples and families alike, there is so much to enjoy here. You could enjoy the local hospitality and relax in local tavernas and bars. Or head to the sweeping golden beach that offers water sports and boat trips to the famous Blue Caves and Shipwreck.
Set on Zante’s East coast, Argasi is a beautiful seaside village in the foothills of mount Skopos and just 3 miles from Zante Town. The main road running through the resort is flanked by a wide variety of shops and restaurants plus, a lively selection of bars and tavernas. A fine sandy beach stretches alongside the resort too.
The South West peninsular of Zante is home to Keri. This stunning peninsula is split into two distinct areas known as Limni Keri and Keri Village, each with their own unique character. The picturesque harbour and beach at Limni Keri is a great spot for lunch and the place to go for boat hire. Keri is also the most popular setting for spotting the protected loggerhead turtles. Keri Village is a traditional yet friendly place, home to one of the best places on the island to admire the sunset.
Laganas, located on Zante's South East coast, is famed for its vibrant nightlife. The lively Strip is the central hub of this popular resort. Lined with bars, shops and restaurants, you'll never be short of entertainment. During the daytime, relax at the long, sandy beach that spans the resort.
Located on the North East coast of the island, just 5 miles from Zante (Zakynthos) Town, Tsilivi has expanded over recent years to become a popular family resort. There’s plenty going on with a great choice of shops, bars and restaurants, a beautiful sandy beach as well as its very own waterpark. And whilst it’s grown in size, it still retains its Greek charm and is a great choice for couples and families alike.
Vasilikos, Zante’s South Western peninsula, offers some of the most stunning natural beauty on the island. Green pine forests, olive groves and local farms combine with idyllic sandy beaches and coves, all waiting to be discovered. The hub of the island’s National Marine Park, Vasilikos is also home to the protected Caretta Caretta loggerhead turtles, which return year after year to lay eggs on the sandy beaches.
Life in Zante centres around its crystal-clear waters, which are simply irresistible. There are lots of boat trips available, whether you fancy swimming in the turquoise blue caves, catching a glimpse of the endangered loggerhead turtles or paying a visit to the famous shipwreck at Navagio Beach. There’s also plenty to keep the kids entertained, including waterparks, fun parks and mini golf while culture vultures will love wandering the streets of Zante Town.
Natural geological formations have led to the creation of many caves along the coast of Zante. Some can be explored by boat and others by swimming. The reflection of the sun on the turquoise waters within these magical caverns, gives the caves their name. A wonderful experience not to be missed!
Many of the boat excursions include a stop-off at Marathonisi Island, which is not only a popular nesting spot for the Loggerhead turtles but it’s also shaped like one too! For that reason, it’s more commonly known as Turtle Island. Facilities wise, there’s little more than floating tuck shops serving drinks, ice creams and snacks. That’s the beauty of it - you can just sit back, relax and take in that fresh sea air.
The stunning Navagio Beach and shipwreck is undoubtedly the icon of Zante. The only way of setting foot on its shores is by boat. Alternatively, you can capture the picture perfect shot from a viewpoint in the north of the island.
Water Village is located in the village of Sarakinado, 4 miles from Zante Town. You can expect a thrill a minute with plenty to do for all the family. Make a splash in the pools, get lost down the black hole and try the Free Fall if you dare! Younger children are catered for too with a dedicated splash zone and there's a lazy river for a gentler ride.
Zante is home to the Loggerhead turtle, an endangered species who nest on the beaches here. There are many boat excursions on offer to catch a glimpse of these beautiful sea creatures in their natural environment. Your best chance to see them is from June through to August.
Think waterfalls, dinosaurs and erupting volcanoes! Located along the main street in Tsilivi, this fantasy-themed mini golf centre makes a fantastic trip out for families and couples alike. It’s open by day and night, with 4 different courses to choose from - not to be missed!
Located along the main street of Tsilivi, this is a great little spot for keeping younger people entertained. Activities include trampolining and inflatables as well as a games arcade. Drinks are served in the garden area so you can relax while keeping an eye on the fun. Most of the activities are outdoors, so it’s a great place to visit early evening.
For a splashing day out, why not try the Tsilivi Waterpark? There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained, with a variety of slides including a space bowl, the boomerang and racer slides. For anyone looking for more relaxation, there’s also a wave pool and lazy river as well as a splash pool for younger children.
Zante's beautiful beaches are a mixture of golden sandy plains and intimate pebbly coves, with something to suit everyone. You can be sure to find crystalline waters whichever option you choose. You'll find many long bays lined with beach bars and restaurants and plenty of facilities. Alternatively, there are many smaller natural beaches with limited facilities. Some are only accessible by boat and tend to be located in the north of the island. Watersports such as snorkelling and diving are on offer but only away from the famous loggerhead turtles that nest on the Bay of Laganas. As you can imagine, turtle spotting cruises are very popular here and make a wonderful excursion.
This small, picturesque beach sits within the beautiful resort of Agios Sostis (Aghios Sostis), on the South West coast and is perfect for anyone wanting a relaxing day out. The resort itself offers a bucketful of charm plus there’s a small port offering many water-based excursions. And when you’re ready for a bite to eat, there’s a handful of tavernas to choose from, each with the same wonderful view across to Marathonisi (Turtle) Island.
Located on the North East Coast, this long stretch of beach serves up golden sands, crystal clear waters and views across to the neighbouring island of Kefalonia. There’s a host of hotels, bars and restaurants dotted along the seafront with a wider choice on the parallel road. Many of the bars offer swimming pools, free to use. Plus, there’s a great selection of water sports here including pedaloes, windsurfing and banana boats. It’s a great place to soak up the sun by day, and watch the sun set by night.
Amoudi Beach sits within a small laid back resort, north of Tsilivi on the East Coast. There’s a handful of small hotels, a few tavernas, a couple of mini markets and a bakery lining the seafront. The beach here is absolutely stunning – beautiful turquoise waters meet the soft golden sand. There are sunbeds belonging to the hotels and tavernas but none on the beach itself.
Just north of Tsilivi, this small, sandy beach has sunbeds available for hire. There’s a handful of shops and restaurants on the road leading down to the beach as well as well as a couple of tavernas on the beach itself.
Located in Tragaki, just north of Tsilivi, this sandy bay has an abundance of trees that provide a wonderful green backdrop. Small boats moor up close to the shore plus there’s a taverna and sunbeds available for hire. You have views towards both Bouka and Tsilivi Beaches from there.
This golden beach stretches for almost 2 miles before merging into the bays of Laganas and Agios Sostis on the South East coast. As the famous loggerhead turtles lay their eggs here through the summer months, watersports are unavailable, with the exception of pedaloes.
Located on the South East coast, the Bay of Laganas offers one of the best stretches of sand on the island, spanning from the resort of Agios Sostis all the way to Kalamaki. With the exception of pedaloes, you won't find any watersports in this area, to ensure the famous nesting turtles aren't disturbed. Your best chance of seeing them is between June and August.
This golden sand beach stretches for over 1 mile and is perfect for families due to its shallow waters. Sunbeds are restricted to certain sections of the beach, leaving others to just relax on with nothing more than a towel and a good book. There’s a water sports centre for those feeling more active as well as a good choice of beachside tavernas to keep any tummy grumbles at bay!
With a sandy coastline stretching for miles and shallow crystal-clear waters, Zante makes the perfect beach getaway for families. Tsilivi is particularly geared towards kids and has a variety of things to do. Make a splash at the resort’s very own water park, tee up at the fantasy mini golf or race a mini go-kart of the Luna fun park – the choice is yours. Children will love taking a boat in search of the beautiful loggerhead turtles or sailing to the famous shipwreck at Navagio Beach. There’ll be plenty of free time to jump of the back of the boat for a swim too!
Stay with Villa Plus in Zante between May and October, and enjoy a warm climate throughout. Long sunny days in July and August often see temperatures reaching above 30°C. Or, if you’d prefer something a little more on the mild side, visit the island in the balmy shoulder months and still see temperatures in the mid-20s.