Laganas lies on the south coast of Zante around a wide bay. It is the largest resort on the island and certainly the liveliest. It has an excellent beach offering good bathing and limited water sports. Laganas has a great range of accommodation, eateries and shops catering for almost every budget and taste. A Laganas holiday offers equal measures of sun, sea and sand by day and a lively party atmosphere by night.
Why Go To Laganas?
Laganas possesses all the necessary ingredients for a fun-filled holiday. It has a long sandy beach backed by bars and tavernas providing daylong refreshments. Laganas offers a good range of recreational activities and evening entertainment that continues until dawn.
Who Is Laganas Popular With?
Laganas is very popular with young revellers and families with teenage children. Although the beach is perfect for the bucket and spade brigade, families with young children may be disturbed by the nightlife and accommodation should be chosen with care.
When To Go To Laganas
The most popular time to visit Laganas is in the summer, although the season extends from Easter to the end of October. The temperature range is from 20 to 30 degrees.
Laganas - The Place
Laganas is a large resort lying around a wide bay on the south coast of Zante. It is the most popular and busiest resort on the island because of the quality of its beach and its vibrant nightlife.
Laganas boasts a long fine sandy beach which slopes gently into the clearest of blue seas providing ideal conditions for children and less confident swimmers. Water sports are restricted here because certain areas of the beach attract the protected loggerhead turtles that come to lay their eggs.
Laganas has a wide range of hotels, apartments, villas and studios accommodating most budgets. Its numerous restaurants, tavernas and fast food outlets cater for even the most pernickety of palates, and its shops provide for all your holiday needs. Laganas nightlife is renowned for its vivacity and its many bars, discos and clubs remain open through the night.
It is worth taking a trip inland to the picturesque villages with their whitewashed houses and fertile vineyards where the authentic spirit of Greece is found. The tavernas here serve good wholesome food and wine.
A Laganas holiday would be incomplete without a trip to Smuggler’s cove. It is the most photographed cove in the whole of Greece with its tall cliffs, golden sands and wrecked ship half-buried in the sand. Although it can be viewed from above, the best place to see it is from out at sea.
Laganas is the party capital of Zante where the many bars, discos and clubs remain open until dawn. The music resounds through the night so it is not the resort to choose if you are looking for a peaceful holiday.
Laganas has a good number of shops including supermarkets for essential provisions and a range of tourist and specialist shops selling leather goods, jewellery, ceramics and embroidered linens. Those requiring a greater choice of goods can take the regular bus service to Zante Town.
Laganas has a large number of restaurants and tavernas providing a wide range of food to accommodate most tastes. There are establishments serving British fare for the less adventurous palate, burgers for the fast food addicts and international dishes for those who need their Friday night curry or Chinese. There are, of course, many tavernas serving traditional food. As in all Greek islands, fish features prominently on menus and locally caught fish, simply cooked, is always satisfying. Moussaka is another Greek favourite made from minced lamb, aubergines and a béchamel sauce. A good way to try traditional food is to order Mezedes, the Greek equivalent of the Spanish tapas, which includes a variety of bite-sized fish, meat and vegetables.
Local wines are inexpensive and very palatable.
Children are always made very welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion size are usually accommodated.