Laganas Travel Guide
Overview Laganas is the hottest spot on Zakynthos (Zante), where
sun-lovers can enjoy golden sand and warm waters along one of the
Mediterranean's longest beaches. The region is also a conservation
area for loggerhead turtles, so visitors shouldn't disturb their
nests - which explains the ban on watersports.
Hotels and apartment blocks line the destination and the town is
crammed with bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Visitors may not
find a traditional Greek island atmosphere, though nearby villages
will give them a taste of that.
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Shopping Visitors will find everything from grocery stores to hundreds of
souvenir shops. Good buys include jewellery, leather goods,
designer clothing and local crafts. The fresh bread and sweet
pastries from local bakeries are particularly good.
Restaurants Laganas is awash with a huge range of restaurants, including
snack bars and fast food outlets. Cuisine ranges from Greek dishes
at local tavernas, to curry and pizza.
Nightlife Laganas is packed with party people on summer nights. Reputable
DJ's are frequent visitors and play through to the small hours and
beyond. Dance clubs, pubs, cocktail bars and karaoke bars are all
part of the experience.
Activities Though Laganas is mainly about fun, sun and partying, it has
some very worthwhile scenic and cultural excursions, including boat
cruises to turtle-viewing sites and Zakynthos' extraordinary sea
caves. Zakynthos town is home to fascinating museums, historic
sites, churches and shopping opportunities, while nearby Agios
Niklaos Beach offers watersports.
Negatives Laganas is one of the biggest and busiest resorts in Greece and
is complete change of pace from the quiet, traditional Greek island
experience. The beach is always jam-packed in the height of the
season and the resort is continually full of noise and commotion.
Many visitors have complained about over-insistent touts outside
clubs and restaurants, and some have reportedly been misled on the
quality of their accommodation. The resort doesn't offer
watersports because of the nesting loggerhead turtles on the