Zante, also known as Zakynthos, is one of the beautiful Ionian islands west of mainland Greece. The island is a very popular tourist destination due to its lovely beaches, while many get flights to Zante because of the fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Party animals will want to head to Laganas, where they can find nightclubs and bars galore, while those wanting the quiet life should consider Vasillikos with its small tavernas and apartments and protected turtle nesting beaches. For those looking for somewhere in between, Tsilivi is popular with families and has a few bars, some busy resorts and a large excellent beach hosting plenty of watersports.
There are many fantastic beaches to choose from if you get cheap flights to Zante, such as those at Agios Nikolaos, Kalamaki and Xehoriati. One beach you cannot miss is Navigio; only reachable by boat, this magnificent cove houses the thirty-year-old wreckage of a smuggler ship surrounded by white pure sand. Get there early in the morning to avoid the crowds during late afternoon. Alternatively, you can get a superb view of the cove from a viewing platform 600ft above at the Agios Gergio Kremnao monastery.
The best time of year to visit Zante is between March and May when the lush flowers and plants come alive for the spring and there are fewer tourists. Any time of year though, make sure you head to Cape Skinari and take a boat out through the Blue Caves, a series of rock formations carved out by a gorgeous patch of sea.