Laganas abounds with shops for holidaymakers to enjoy browsing through, from grocery stores where self-caterers can find all they require (including favourite British brands) to hundreds of souvenir shops that line the main street. Good buys include jewellery, leather goods, designer clothing and local crafts. Don’t miss out on the delicious fresh bread and sweet pastries from local bakeries.
Laganas is dedicated mainly to fun, sun and partying, but there are some very worthwhile scenic and cultural excursions to undertake from the holiday resort. Boat cruises around the island, particularly to view the turtles at the east end of the beach, and to visit Zante’s extraordinary sea caves, are very popular. Holidaymakers can also easily access Zakynthos town to explore some museums, historic sites and churches and enjoy a shopping expedition. Watersports are not offered at Laganas beach, but a regular shuttle bus carries visitors to nearby Agios Nikolaos beach, where it is possible to indulge in a variety of aquatic pursuits.
Laganas Travel Guide
Kalamaki is located in the southern part of Zakynthos and is known for its huge sandy beach with warm, crystal clear shallow waters, which is a part of Laganas Bay. Kalamaki beach is also protected by Greek legislation, as one of the places where the endangered Loggerhead turtle lays its eggs. For this reason Kalamaki beach is a part of the National Maritime Park of Zakynthos. Kalamaki is ideal for family or romantic holidays, as it is pretty close to Zante Town but at the same time it’s a quiet resort with all the amenities.
The hottest spot on the Greek island of Zante (Zakynthos), is the holiday resort of Laganas, situated on Zante’s southwest coast. The resort boasts one of the longest beaches in the Mediterranean, with five and a half miles (9km) of golden sand, washed by warm, translucent waters. The beach is a conservation area for about 1,300 loggerhead turtles that nest on it each year, and visitors are asked to take care not to disturb the nests. The beach is lined with hotels and apartment blocks, and the town is crammed with restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Book our Laganas Hotels Now