Laganas is one of the most popular tourist resorts on the island of Zakynthos. The main street extends from the beach towards the interior for 3 km: once the town was gathered around this axis, but its expansion is constant and continuous.
It is perhaps not the most fascinating city of the island: if you are looking for historical suggestions or postcard views perhaps it is better to go elsewhere. If instead you want fun is the best choice, almost a must: Laganas is the only seaside resort of Zakynthos specifically devoted to nightlife. With its succession of bars, pubs and clubs open until the first light of dawn in summer is taken by storm by young people from all over Europe who want a vacation of pure fun.
The other side of Laganas, the daytime one, is instead appreciated by families and by those who love comfortable vacations. Its long golden sandy beach is equipped with all facilities, the waters are calm and safe even for small children and inexperienced swimmers and in the area you can find a water park and other family-friendly attractions.
Another good reason to choose Laganas is the wide offer of hotels and apartments. If the nightlife is not for you and you are looking for quieter beaches, you can easily move from here by bus or rental car.
Laganas is a medium sized city and the hotel industry is well developed, so there is a wide choice of accommodation in various categories.
It is not difficult to find a hotel with a good quality/price ratio and almost all of them have a swimming pool, but in order to find the best offers it is advisable to book in advance if you are travelling during high season (typically July and August).
You will also find many apartments, a solution suitable for families who want comfort and for groups of friends who do not want to be tied to hotel schedules.
Laganas is primarily a tourist resort and attracts two different types of tourists: those looking for comfort and those looking for fun.
Laganas is a bit the soul of Zakynthos’ nightlife: when the bars in other towns have closed down, here the party goes on. You can live crazy nights based on drinks, music and international meetings in the bars, beach clubs, boat parties, aperitifs and after parties on the beach of Laganas.
If the nightlife is not for you, you can decide to spend your days lazing around or, if you prefer an active vacation, practice a water sport; the waters in the surroundings offer memorable diving opportunities. From Laganas there are many tours to the island of Marathonissi and the cave of Kerì.
The beach of Laganas is the widest of the whole island of Zakynthos and extends until the city of Kalamaki. It is a long beach of golden sand bathed by a calm and clean sea, perfect both for families and for young people looking for fun.
The numerous services and the shallow waters, even at a distance from the shore, make this beach ideal for those travelling with small children and in general for those who love comfort.
The attractions for young people are instead the large number of bars and parties that continue from sunset until late at night (sometimes even until morning!) and the possibility of practicing numerous water sports.
In the summer months Laganas beach can be very crowded, but if you walk in the direction of Kalamaki, about halfway between the two resorts, you will find a quieter area, with a forest of pine trees behind the beach.
The seaside resort of Laganas is located along the southern coast of the island of Zakynthos and is connected to Zakynthos Town and Kalamaki by frequent buses running throughout the day. But if you think you want to visit other places instead of staying every day in Laganas is more convenient to rent a car or a scooter.
The distance between Laganas and Zakynthos is only 10 km: by car it takes about twenty minutes with moderate traffic.