Costa del Sol
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 dinky resort is perfect for a relaxing holiday with livelier options within a short drive, including Zante Town and Kalamaki.
This charming Greek resort has up a couple of mini markets, bakeries and ice cream parlours, and for a wider choice, there’s larger supermarkets within a short drive. The nearby resorts of Kalamaki and Laganas offer a wealth of souvenir shops to browse, perfect for picking up some gifts to take home.
Zante (Zakynthos) Town is also only 25 minutes away, by car with a wide selection of shops to choose from. The main street in in Zante Town, Alexandra Roma, is lined with shops to suit all tastes, from jewellery and fashion, to gifts and souvenirs.
Further afield, on a drive into the mountains, explore the craft village of Volimes. Wander through the village bartering for local crafts and souvenirs with the stall holders and purchase wonderful herbs and honey all produced in Zante.
A handful of cafes, bars and restaurants line the coastal road of Agios Sostis, overlooking the beach. The resort may only be small but there's still a good choice of local tavernas, offering a true Greek dining experience, including traditional Greek dancing, plate smashing and live Greek music! With a friendly, laid back atmosphere, this is a great spot to stroll around on a warm summers evening.
Limni Keri, around 15 minute's drive from Agios Sostis, has a small, picturesque harbour and a selection of traditional tavernas plus a couple of high end restaurants. If you're looking for a livelier affair be sure to head to Laganas, with lots of bars and clubs to visit.
There is a small, sandy beach in Agios Sostis, with shallow crystal clear waters, which is great for families. You'll also have a fantastic view across to Cameo Island and Marathonisi (Turtle) Island. Hire your own motor boat and sail over to Marathonissi, spotting the Caretta Caretta Turtles along the way. Or, why not jump onto an organised boat trip to the famous Keri Caves?
Cameo Island can be accessed via a footbridge from the port of Agios Sostis. By day, there is a relatively chilled vibe at this small beach and by night, this place comes to life!
The Bay of Laganas is also just a 5 minute drive away, which is one of the best stretches of sand on the island. With the exception of pedaloes, you won't find any watersports in this area, to ensure the nesting turtles aren't disturbed. Your best chance of seeing one of these beautiful sea creatures is between July and August.
Agios Sostis is a great choice for families looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday. You can enjoy a stroll along the beach while turtle spotting, building castles in the soft sands or enjoy an ice cream while watching the world go by.
The nearby resort of Kalamaki, around 15 minute's drive away, is also popular with families and couples alike - you'll find a mini golf course there, go-karts, a small water park and a choice of restaurants with play areas.
The Water Village water park is also just a 20 minute car ride away, with lots of fun rides for the whole family. Nearby Limni Keri offers boat trips and a scuba diving school too.
Life in Zante revolves around the Ionian Sea, with a wide choice of boat excursions available from the port in Agios Sostis. Whether you fancy visiting the shipwreck at Smugglers Cove, or cruising the crystal clear waters in search of the famous loggerhead turtles, there’s something for everyone. You can even hire your own private boat to explore the island including a stop of for a swim in the Blue Caves!
Explore the mountains by car, stopping off at the viewpoint overlooking the shipwreck for some fantastic photos. For more stunning views head to Bocchali, set on the hill overlooking Zante Town. Sit in one of the cafes with a cool drink or ice-cream whilst enjoying the view over the town and across to the Greek Mainland.
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