Zante Resorts Guide – Best Resorts in Zante Reviews

Zante is an island located in Greece and is one of the main tourist destinations in the country. Due to the presence of some exotic beaches, Zante homes several outstanding resorts where the tourists stay while on a visit to the place. The other name of Zante is Zakynthos.

It is very important for you to choose a resort to stay in the place which gives you the ultimate comfort. There are many activities that you can experience while in Zante. Many sea activities can be done here too. Zante is always attractive to global tourists because it provides the chance of horse riding, diving, and kayaking.

As a tourist, you should always keep in mind whether you are visiting Zante alone or with family. You can expect to find a peaceful place if you are visiting the place on a solo trip. These resorts can provide you with ultimate peace and give you the chance of rejuvenating yourself.

Here, you can find a detailed review of some of the best resorts of Zante. All the resorts are classified into different categories as you can easily grasp the outstanding features of different resorts in Zante.

Zante Resorts Guide – Best Resorts In Zante – UPDATED 2019

Zante Resorts Guide
Amazing beach in Zakynthos, Greece

Given following are the top ranking resorts present in Zante. You can go through the reviews and understand which resorts to choose from while visiting in Zante.

Zante Yliessa

Zante Yliessa is a well-furnished resort in Zakynthos that is located at a distance of only 6 minutes from the beach. It is adjacent to Porta Roma. There are a few rooms which face the sea delivering you with the outstanding views to the sea. From the other rooms, the views of the garden can be seen. This resort has many amenities that ensure total relaxation of the tourists. 

Image of Zante Yliessa resort

You might choose to have a good time for leisure beside the pool that is present inside the premises. A bar is also present in the hotel where you can get the opportunity to enjoy several types of liquor. All the rooms are equipped with attached toilets.  Other conveniences that you can get from this resort are Wi-Fi accessibility and free car parking zone.

You will get a chance to go for scuba diving conveniently from this resort. You can also get an opportunity to rent transportation whenever needed from the resort itself. The pricing of the resort starts from 70 USD.

Sterre of the Sea

The Sterre of the Sea is located in Akrotiri that is located on the eastern side of Zante. The reason for the Sterre of the Sea is the best is that it provides wonderful views of the sea. It is a cool and calm resort with very less hustle and bustle. The sunrise can be best seen from the resort.  The marine water blue can always be a treat to your eyes that you can witness from the top of the resort.  You will just need a car for visiting the main sea beach in the place.

Quiet Resorts in Zante – For Peace & Tranquility

Quiet Resorts In Zante

When you consider the quite resorts in Zante, you must always remember that it might be a tough job to find a peaceful place. The tourism sector has gained much dominance on the island. However, there are a few resorts where you can still find peace and tranquility.

Villamare Grande (superhost)

The Vilamare Grande is one of the marvelous resorts that you can help you get the much-desired tranquility. If you are traveling solo and want to have some private time by the beach, the Villamare Grande can be the best for you. In case, you are out with your family, you can also choose this resort. There are a single and double bed and a couch in the villa.

The best part of the place is that you can get some outstanding amenities like TV and Wi-Fi. The place can enhance your privacy as a private kitchen is present in the place where you can conveniently cook your own food.

Villa Contessa

The Villa Contessa is located in the Valikinos. This is a villa type resort that gives you much peace. In Zante, the Villa Contessa is located in the close proximity to the Kaminia Beach. You can expect to get peace while staying in the place as the Kaminia Beach is tranquil itself and you can get the glimpse of it.

You can expect that the room in the resort is comfortable enough.  You can have a good stay here if you are alone or with your partner looking for some much-needed rejuvenation.

Best Resorts In Zante For Couples

Best Resorts In Zante For Couples
Porto Zante Greek

Zante is one of the leading honeymoon destinations. Several couples from around the world visit Zante seeking for some leading romantic resorts. Here are some best resorts and hotels in Zante that provides the couples with the desired privacy.

Azure Resort and Spa

Azure Resort and Spa is one of the best places in Zante where the couples can have a good time staying. A full-service spa is located in the resort where you can conveniently seek for some rejuvenation. In the resort premises, there are a couple of outdoor pools and an indoor pool where the couples can conveniently have fun.

There are 2 cafes and 2 poolside bars which are present in the resort complex. Thus, it gives couples a chance to enjoy a romantic holiday. Moreover, booking the Azure Resort and Spa, you can get complimentary breakfast every day while the stay. Every public lounge of the resort are well equipped with an internet connection that adds on outstanding conveniences for the guests living there. 

Castelli Hotel- Adults Only

The Castelli Hotel- Adults Only is situated in Agios Santos in Zakynthos. It is one of the best places where the couples can dwell while on a visit to Zakynthos. It is couple-friendly place as only adults are allowed here. The guests can access the excellent poolside bar in the place. You can also expect to get the complimentary internet at the place too. Self-parking place on the spot is available here too. Thus, Castelli Hotel- Adults Only can be the best place for the honeymooners who visit the island of Zante.

Best Zante Resorts For Families

Zante Resorts For Families

Most families choose to visit Zante in Greece to have a marvelous beach outing. There are some mesmerizing resorts in the place that are suitable for the family holidays. Some of the leading resorts are mentioned below.

Sunset Paradise Resorts

The complimentary facilities present in the Sunset Paradise Resorts present in Zante. There are a lot of places where family tourists can have a good time relaxing or playing on the premises.  You can find the outlook of the resort to be soothing as the swimming pool area is technically covered with trees. This enhances the outer outlook of the resort. You can get a good time seeing the trees while the kids can play in the lounge of the hotel.

While you move into the bar with your family, expect the bar attainders to behave in a proper manner with you. At Sunset Paradise Resorts, you can get a decent amount of space everywhere. This can help your family to enjoy comfortably during the stay in the family-friendly resort. It can be tranquil for your family while staying in a resort like Sunset Paradise.

Avithos Resort

Avithos resort is one of the most important family-friendly resorts in Zante. The place is situated at a distance of 10 km from the Argostoli. Taking the family to the Avithos Resort, you can enjoy the fertile regions having the vegetations of olive and orchids. While having the family trip you can get the magnificent views of the Zante. Furthermore, the location helps the place to be peaceful as there is rarely any hassle in the surroundings.

The family rooms are present on the ground floor. So, there will be no problem for elderly people to get into the rooms. The food served in the resort restaurant and bar is of the best quality. You can expect to get all the fresh foods.

The resort can give you the opportunity to hire a car and visit nearby places. However, the place outstands in many cases; there might be chances of mosquitoes. So, you must always try to take the needful medicines for protection.

So, these are some of the best resorts that can give you the best experience while you visit Zante for a holiday. You must always remember to choose such a place which suits your desires the most. Moreover, checking the prices is another main thing you can do.

Leading hotel booking websites often show the best prices for the resorts of Zante. You can also expect to get decent conveniences regarding the booking of the resorts. Remember that it is quite normal to face different charges from the booking websites for the same place. You should always think about the reputation of the website and the charges while booking a particular resort.    

10 Top-Rated Things To Do & See in Marseille, France

1 – Cosquer Cave

Image of the Cosquer Cave

Underwater caves and prehistoric rock art and cave drawings. If that doesn’t draw your interest then you may as well put on your slippers and enjoy a quiet snooze. The entrance to the caves lies about 40 meters below sea level, and then the gallery slopes up for about 170 meters to reach a huge chamber where paintings, engravings, and hand stencils are preserved on the walls, and where prehistoric flint tools and charcoal from fires were also found. Absolutely fascinating and captivating, then only drawback being that they can only be accessed by divers so that would probably rule a few people out. Worth getting your advanced Paddi just for this.

2 – Palais Longchamp

Regal and impressive, especially at night when it’s all lit up and the fountains are working, this monument has many different parts to it to make the visit worthwhile. There is a beautiful garden at the back with winding paths and some very old trees and where, if you walk to the end of it, you can get some stunning views of the mountains behind, or you can climb to the top of the Palais to get equally stunning views of the city, or, alternatively, you can peruse through the Museum of Fine Arts, or the Museum of Natural History, both housed within the Palais. The two museums are not particularly amazing, and there are no cafes or restaurants, but there’s so much to do and see here that it’s well worth a few hours of your time.

3 – Visit the Old Port

Image of Marseille's Old Port

There’s something about old historic ports and the images they evoke, and there always seems to be a type of peace and calmness in the atmosphere, despite the fact that they are often hives of activity. This is a lively part of town with a fish market and street vendors and performers, lots of boats moored up and bobbing up and down, cruise ships docking in and unloading their camera-frenzied touristic cargo, and surrounded by old buildings and local eateries. A great place for a stroll and some people watching.

4 – Marseille History Museum

This is the local historical and archeological museum and therefore the best place to learn about the history of Marseille, from antiquity all the way through to the C18th, encompassing the eras of the Ligures and the Phocaeans, the Ancient Greek and Roman periods, early Christianity and so forth. There are some fantastic exhibits but the pick of the bunch has to be the hull of a ship from the 2nd century which is said to be the best preserved from this period in the world. Unfortunately, the building is badly preserved, no one really speaks English (or they pretend not to), and the information is all in French. Apart from that…

5 – French Foreign Legion Museum

The French Foreign Legion has a grip on the world’s consciousness as a band of cutthroat mercenaries, tough knife-wielding murderers and thieves, desert-surviving roughnecks with nothing to lose, and all-round action-hardened soldiers. This museum gives you the history, displays the uniforms and various objects and artifacts in an interesting and well presented manner, and it’s not too big or intimidating. It’s also in the nice suburb/town of Aubagne which is also worth a visit.

6 – Stade Velodrome

Image of Stade Velodrome

I can’t help visiting all the major football stadiums in the world, and this one is definitely world-renowned, seeing as it’s the home of Olympique Marseille and therefore houses some of the most passionate fans in the world, and certainly in France. An impressive and well designed stadium, it’s currently undergoing renovations and taking in a game, especially if Olympique Marseille are playing their northern rivals, Paris St Germain, is definitely an experience worth having. And relatively cheap too.

7 – Vallon des Auffres

This is a nice, picturesque, and atmospheric historic quarter of the city, a secluded cove with fishing boats surrounded by old buildings and littered with fine dining restaurants (with prices to match). Very peaceful and there’s also a nice place to go for a swim, and best of all, it’s not inundated with tourists. A lovely place to come and walk around, enjoy the sunset, and have some delicious food (if you can afford it), all completely away from the stress of the city.

8 – La Friche

This is one of those fantastic places which restores your faith in human creativity. Formerly a huge Tobacco factory, it has since been taken over by the art fraternity and become an immense art and cultural space covered almost entirely by vibrant, colorful, and complex graffiti murals, and able to host any number of big multi-media events and festivals. An outdoor gallery, a gig venue, a club, an art workshop, and festival space, all rolled into one big kaleidoscopic arena. Brilliant.

9 – Savonnerie Marius Fabre (Soap Factory)

One of Marseille’s best kept secrets is the tradition of soap making, and this family-run factory has been at it since 1900, through four generations, and they open their doors and invite you in to take a peek, follow the process from start to finish, visit the museum and see some of the old tools, packaging, stencils for the crates, wash boards, and other interesting artifacts, and then of course, finish up at the fragrant shop. Something different from the norm, and culturally significant.

Marius Fabre, Traditional Marseille Soap

10 – La Caravelle

An upstairs hideaway hot spot for either day or night and practically an institution in Marseille. A stylish bar cum restaurant decked out in rich wood and leather with painted murals, offering up traditional south France food and tapas, fantastic cocktails, live jazz on Fridays, and great views of the port, and it’s all reasonably priced. Great for meeting people, getting lively or just chilling and having a chat, or just sipping on your drink and savoring the port ambience. Hard to find but worth looking extra hard for it.

The 10 Best Things To Do in Malta

  1. Manoel Theater

Spectacular and grandioso in design, and also one of Europe’s oldest working theaters (opened in 1732, making it the oldest in the Commonwealth), this is a fairly small but lavish auditorium, with three tiers of boxes made entirely of wood and decorated with 22-carat gold leaf, and, despite the numerous renovations over the years, it retains many of its brilliant architectural features like its marble staircase and Viennese chandeliers. A fantastic place to just wander around in and appreciate the aesthetics, and you can pay for a great tour which takes you behind the scenes and tells you all about its history too. Of course you can also watch a show there.

  1. St Paul’s Catacombs

More underground tunnels with rich history. These date back to the 4th century AD and, whilst they are an extensive system of galleries, only two are open to the public and they have not been subject to too much renovation work which means you can get a better feel for their character. They may not be as big as some of the other I have described on these pages but they are not as gloomy or scary either, just dark and atmospheric which means they are more family friendly. There are no guides so you can take your time and just listen to your audio guide.

  1. Ghar Dalam

This is now going back even further, to the end of the last ice age in fact. This is a weird little prehistoric cul de sac on the outskirts of Birzebbuga which contains the bone remains of animals which were stranded on Malta, and then became extinct, and also where the first signs of human settlements (around 7,500 years ago) were found. There’s an interesting, but not extensive, museum and you can learn a lot about the geology of the area, and wandering through the cave you will stumble across many findings of large animals. The bus stops right outside too.

  1. Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni

More of the underground with more subterranean structures, this time dating back to the Saflieni era (2500-3000BC), and this one is the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world. It underwent some restoration in the 90’s and now only 60 people are allowed in per day in order to not affect the delicate micro-climate of the place, it consists of several rooms on three different levels, and it’s also the place where the statue of the ‘Sleeping Lady’ was recovered from. An amazing construction considering the builders only had rudimentary tools, and there are knowledgeable guides to take you through its history. Remember to book early.

  1. Comino Island

A tiny but exquisite island just off the coast particularly famous for its tranquility and solitude (only four people actually live on the island) and now a bird sanctuary and nature reserve. There is a beautiful lagoon and cave, and the water around the island is the most striking blue you’ll ever see, with many fish swimming around. It can get busy but absolutely worth the day trip, although it’s probably best to catch the ferry across and take your time rather than taking the organized boat trip.

  1. Malta Maritime Museum

Malta’s past has always been tightly bound to the sea and this museum charts its maritime history, exhibiting many artifacts from different eras from prehistory to the present day, including the largest known Roman anchor in the world, a 1950’s working steam engine, and around 60 or so boats. Cheap, air conditioned, and well laid out, and there are several nice restaurants close by too.

7 – Popeye Village

Unique. Who doesn’t know Popeye the Sailor Man, and who didn’t read the comics or watch the cartoons as a kid? A musical of it was filmed in 1980 and a village was constructed for its filming, and this village still exists and has now grown into a tourist attraction with many fun activities for the whole family. There are boat rides, water trampolines, a fun park, wine tasting tours, mini golf, or you can just wander around the picturesque village and bump into all the cartoon characters. Great fun for the young at heart.

8 – Valletta Waterfront

This is a Baroque wharf built in the 18th century and is now littered with lively bars, great restaurants (and reasonably priced), and shops, and is also the venue for several events such as the Malta Jazz Festival, the Malta Fireworks Festival, and the Perfect Wedding Fair. Incredibly pretty and impressive, especially at night when it’s all lit up, one of the most picturesque harbors you will ever see, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a leisurely coffee and savor the scenery and the ambience.

9 – Clubbing in Paceville

Malta has recently become an international hub for the clubbing scene with many top DJ’s playing in a host of different venues, and the spot to aim for is Paceville, right on the coast and littered with bars and clubs of all styles, where the entrance is generally free. Once there take your pick and rave away.

10 – Laze on a Beach

There’s no point in going to a sunny paradise like Malta and not exploring the beaches. The water is crystal clear and a brilliant and an inviting light blue color, most beaches have facilities and amenities and bars nearby, and there is good variety with sandy beaches where you can wade into the water and the kids can frolic about, or outcrops where you can jump off the rocks straight into the sea and where the snorkeling is usually a lot better. The ones to head for are Mellieha Bay or Golden Bay if you’re with your family and want to do some water sports, Dahlet Qorrot Bay if you’re into snorkeling, or maybe Ghajn Tuffieha Bay if you want to bare all. Just remember the sun is hot!