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Overview

It's hard to choose a holiday destination when you want the best of both worlds, but with Argassi that's completely doable. As a popular resort on the island of Zante, off the coast of Greece, it's a melting pot of activity and relaxation that will appeal to every holidaymaker. How lively your holiday in Argassi is depends on whereabouts you stay. While staying in the heart of the resort will mean that you're right in the middle of the action, the outskirts are ideal for those looking for a little tranquillity. Argassi holidays attract people of all ages ' from younger crowds looking for a good time, to families in search of a chilled out break, there's something for everyone.
While there are plenty of bars and eateries to keep evening revellers amused, the beach is a perfect spot to while away the daylight hours. You can find everything from traditional Greek tavernas to international cuisine in the resort. In fact, whatever your taste buds fancy, you will be able to keep them satisfied.
As long as you choose your accommodation wisely, a break in Argassi could suit your needs perfectly. From the hubbub of the main centre to the peace and quiet of the outskirts, if an escape to Zante is what you're after, affordable Argassi holidays are definitely ones to consider.

Places to Go

Zante Town
Within a pleasant walk of Argassi, the island's capital is a must-see - whether you're hoping to shop, sightsee, or both! Visit the Byzantine Museum of Zante in Solomou Square for a chance to appreciate a host of Byzantine sculptures and hagiographies (biographies of saints and leaders). The museum also showcases a variety of exhibits and artefacts from the dawn of history up until the 19th century.
Olympia
Hop on a ferry to the town of Olympia on mainland Greece which is considered to be the birth place of the modern Olympic Games and where the Olympic flame burns brightly. Take a guided tour around the ruins, including the temples of Zeus and Hera, before popping to the museum to delve deeper into Olympia's history.
Splash!
This waterpark for all ages can be found in nearby Tsilivi and has an abundance of rides and chutes to choose from. Whether it's a corkscrew, the kamikaze or a black hole that you dare to ride, you can keep yourself (and the kids) busy for hours. There's also a mini aquapark for the little ones, while loungers and the lazy river are perfect for anyone who would prefer to avoid the plummeting flumes.

Things to Do

Climb Mount Skopos
With extraordinary views of the area below, climbing to the top of Mount Skopos will reward you with astounding panoramas. With an altitude of 758m, climbing it is certainly within the realms of possibility, while at its peak you will also find a 17th century church ' the Church of the Virgin Mary of Skopiotissas.
Explore Smuggler's Cove
Located near to the resort of Skinari, Navagio Beach is an exposed cove found on the north-western coast of Zante and as well as the blue caves and beautiful white sands, it's also home to the wreckage of an alleged smuggler ship, Panagiotis.
Turtle Spot
Loggerhead turtles nest on many of Zante's beaches and can be spotted in the waters surrounding the island. Join a cruise and go in search of these beautiful creatures as they swim gracefully through the seas. Sail to Marathonisi (aka Turtle Island) and watch for the turtles in the sea as you go. Snorkel in the bays, snack on board and get your cameras ready. You may spot dolphins too!

Top Holiday Resorts

Argassi
This Zante resort flawlessly combines the buzz of a fantastic nightlife with laidback trips to the beach. The main resort centre would be fantastic for the younger generations, while the quieter streets that lead away from the main hub and into the hills are appealing to families and couples looking for tranquillity and calm.
Laganas
Livelier than Argassi, Laganas has a 5-mile stretch of sandy beach and a 1-mile stretch of bars, restaurants and clubs. Laganas is definitely not a resort for wallflowers ' head here if you want to party through the night and relax, shop or beach hop all day.
Make the most of the island of Zante with affordable Argassi package holidays from Direct Holidays ' perfectly placed to enjoy what this fabulous Ionian island holds.

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