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The receptions of most Zante hotels and studio accommodation in Zakynthos will provide you with some information about trips in Zakynthos, as well as car hire options. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to have a read of Explore Zakynthos before you leave, to decide exactly what activities you want to do to make the most of your holiday in Zante.
Rent a bicycle to see the island of Zante
Discover the natural charm of the Zakynthian countryside on a bicycle. You’ll find bikes for hire in all the main resorts and from many resort hotels. Cycling is a fantastic recreational activity in Zante as you get to see the island of Zakynthos at a slow pace, take everything in, and stop off at the most charming places along the way. Always wear a helmet for safety!
Take a Scuba Diving Lesson
A very popular holiday activity in Zakynthos is scuba diving. Many tourists enjoy a lesson, adding a bit of adventure in the sea to their holiday in Zante.
The scuba diving schools in Zakynthos put a tank on your back to ensure you get a great underwater view of the Zakynthian world. The main schools are in St. Nicholas beach in Vasilikos and in Keri beach in the South West of the island. They all have licensed instructors ready to teach you the ropes.
Water Sports Galore in Zakynthos
Another fun recreational activity on Zante beaches is water sports. You are spoilt for choice with a variety of water sport activities in Zakynthos. You can refine your balance and agility on a windsurfer or take a trip around the bay on a pedalo. Kids always love the banana ride bouncing along in the sparkling seas!
Start Sailing in the Greek Islands
A very exclusive activity available in Zante is sailing. You can tour around the island of Zakynthos, with docks available in Zakynthos Town, Laganas, Alykes and Limni Keri.
There are also a number of opportunities to rent a sailing boat privately for just a day with a captain supplied - this way you can enjoy your own private tour of Zante Island without the stress of taking the wheel.
Enjoy a game of tennis in Zante
Not many of the hotels in Zakynthos provide tennis courts, but there is a great tennis club in Zakynthos which you are welcome to use for a game of tennis on holiday in Zante. You can even book professional tennis coaching sessions if you are keen.
There are also three free courts in Zante Town, right on the waterfront, on the Krioneri Road. You can turn up and play here if the courts are free, and there is a chalk board to book a court in advance. Recently there has been a charge applied for the use of these tennis courts near Zante Town.
Hiking and walking on holiday in Zakynthos
Depending on which region you are about to explore in Zakynthos, you will soon discover that Zante has a variety of terrain, from peaceful bays and beaches, to steep cliffs and mountains, all of which are quite easy to explore when hiking.
There are many hiking paths in Zakynthos, our favourite being the Gerekas trail around in the Southern Vasilikos region. The mountain villages of Kilomeno, Keri and Maherado are ideal for exploring, with pretty views and villages where you can stop and enjoy local hospitality while out and about.
Horse riding in Zakynthos
A favorite recreational activity with many tourists on holiday in
Zante is an
afternoon horse riding through the countryside. There is
quite a variety of horse riding farms around Zakynthos, close to all of
the main resorts.
Gym Workouts on holiday in Zante
Many of the larger hotels will provide basic gym facilities where you can work out during your holiday. Alternatively, if you are looking for a gym workout while in Zakynthos, ladies can visit Silhouette Gym, on the river in Zakynthos Town, where you can pay by the hour for a class, or to use the gym equipment. Telephone 26950 27502
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