Zante or Zakynthos is one of the most southerly of the Ionian chain of holiday islands that follow the coastline of western Greece. Zante has great holiday beaches, fertile plains and wild cliffs while resorts range from idyllic fishing villages to neon-lit resorts like Laganas. The main beach resorts are to the south and west. Elsewhere, expect pretty villages and quiet coves.
As temperatures have soared in Greece, the hot summer weather has sparked wildfires on several Greek islands this year. Hardest hit have been forest areas on Zakynthos where wildfires have been ravaging the countryside all week . . .
A 19-year-old British holidaymaker has been killed and four of his friends injured in a knife attack in Laganas on the Greek island of Zante. Two Greek taxi drivers are being held by police after the attack in the early hours . . .
Horse carriages owners on the holiday island of Zante are to be told to clean up their act. The horse carriages rides are very popular with tourists in a number of resorts on the islanincluding the capital port of Zakynthos Town . . .
Policing the popular holiday tourist strip of Laganas, Zante, looks set to remain a problem after locals failed to reach agreement on cracking down on late-night hooligans.
Shop, bar and taverna owners on the island of Zante, are up in arms at the recent growth of all-inclusive holiday packages to the Greek islands. They say shops are deserted and restaurant tables remain empty as all inclusive package tourists . . .
Alykanas is one of Zante's most popular Greek beach holiday resorts and located about 18km north-west of Zakynthos Town and very close to the equally popular beach resort of Alykes.
The hotspot Greek island holiday resort of Laganas on Zante (Zakynthos) attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year with scores of happy hour cocktail bars and neon-lit nightclubs.