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A seaside idyll in Greece

The quaint seaside town of Argassi is blissfully peaceful. Nestled at the foot of Mount Skopos on Zante’s east coast, it’s a picturesque destination with wonderful views across the Greek countryside and Ionian Sea. There are enough bars and evening entertainment spots to keep the whole family happy, yet it doesn’t feel too built up, making Argassi holidays a quieter alternative to some of Zante’s busier resorts.

The main draw is the kilometre-long golden, sandy beach, which is fringed by crystal-clear, shallow water – great for young kids. If you’re after a little more excitement, there are also water sports and boat-rental facilities. And if you fancy a livelier evening, Argassi is only about 4 kilometres from Zakynthos Town, with its cosmopolitan cocktail joints and restaurants. So whether it’s a sleepy Greek getaway or nights on the town you’re after, holidays to Argassi combine all the right ingredients.

Your Argassi questions, answered

Argassi is generally warm and sunny throughout the year, with August being the hottest month. Between November and January there are sometimes showers, so it’s worth packing a raincoat.
Argassi is ideal for families, with water parks within easy driving distance. It also makes a chilled-out base for groups of friends who want to dip into Zakynthos Town.
The golden sands of Argassi Beach are glorious, but it’s also well worth taking a day trip to Laganas Beach, where you might spot loggerhead turtles.

Best things to do in Argassi

Sing your heart out

Head to one of the town’s karaoke bars for a fun-filled, singalong evening. If you prefer just to watch, there are plenty of live music venues, too.

Climb Mount Skopos

Scale Skopos and you can visit the Church of the Virgin Mary of Skopiotissa – constructed in 1624, it sits at the highest point and offers sweeping sea views.

Feast on local food

A combination of fertile land and the Mediterranean climate means Argassi’s home-grown produce is top-notch. Don’t miss the olive oil and honey, cultivated in nearby mountain villages.