Holidays in Vasilikos

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £230
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £206
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £325

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Vassilikos is a peninsula on the southeast coast of Zante. Tucked away from the bustle of tourist resorts, on Vassilikos life has a slower pace. Here there are local tavernas, an assortment of shops and restaurants alongside stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, lush nature and mountains. Visitors looking for outdoor activities in an idyllic beach location with peace and quiet at every turn will love Vassilikos.

Vassilikos holidays: Travel essentials

Along with the island's typically Mediterranean climate of long, hot summers and short, mild winters, Vassilikos recieves an extra degree or two of heat in the summer. As a result, the best times to go are spring and autumn to avoid the extreme heat of July and August. The spring also boasts the region's annual Easter parade. Many flights are available to Zakynthos airport and visitors can also reach the peninsula by ferry from Kyllini on the Greek mainland. Greece is on to Eastern European Time (GMT+2).

Vassilikos holidays: Things to see and do

One of the best things about Vassilikos holidays is that there are so many different beaches to explore: from Agios Nikolaos, which is one of the most popular for diving, and Xehoriati, perfect for swimming and snorkelling, to Ionion, Gerakas, Porto Roma and Banana Beach. Indeed, it doesn't matter if holidaymakers are looking for watersports, rocky cliffs with stunning views or pristine stretches of sand, they will be sure to find the right beach. The stunning formations known as the Blue Caves, which are natural arches eroded from the rocky coast, can be visited by boat.

Away from the coast, nature lovers can explore the lush interior on scenic trails leading through forests, mountains, olive groves and along the coast. Travellers with an interest in marine life will want to keep one eye on the surf between June and August, when the loggerhead sea turtles come to the beaches to nest.

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