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Essential Information About Laganas, Zante, including Location, Currency, Flight Duration and Temperature

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL INFORMATION ABOUT ZANTE


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London (Gatwick, Luton or Stansted), Belfast Int, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow Int, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.

Arrival Airport: Zakynthos International

To help ensure you have a trouble free holiday experience check out the following information in our essential travel advice guide:

When to go to Zante

As the weather gets hotter, so do the bars and clubs in Laganas. The most popular months for party seekers are June to August, but the bars and clubs are in full swing from late May through to September. If you are looking to save some money, then it is better to book your holiday at either the beginning or the end of the open season, as these times tend to be less busy and therefore flights and accommodation is cheaper.

Weather in Zante

There will be no shortage of sun and heat if you travel to Laganas, and a pretty good chance of no rain either, especially in the months July and August. Temperatures are nearly always up in the 30s, and with around 12 hours of sun a day, you’ll be sure to return home golden.

Health and Safety

Before you head off, make sure you have adequate travel and medical insurance. Although it’s not a substitute for insurance, it is also a good idea to get yourself a free European Health Insurance card (EHIC) before you head out to Greece. Touchwood it will stay put in your wallet or purse, but it entitles you to any medical treatment should it be necessary during your trip so don’t forget it when you’re packing! Worth noting that the EHIC will not cover you if you require ongoing medical treatment, so if you take medication long term, be sure to bring enough with you in case there are any unforeseen delays to your flight home.

Passports and Visas

You won’t need a visa to travel to the Greek island of Zante, but you will need a valid passport. Make sure that your passport is valid before you leave, and will remain valid for the duration of your stay. If your holiday is coming to an end before you’re ready to return home, you are permitted to stay in Greece for up to three months. Any longer and you would have to apply for a residence permit.

Healthcare and Walk in Centres

The Islands hospital is a ten minute drive from Laganas, and there are a number of other medical centres scattered across the Island. Iassist medical surgery is located virtually on the main strip, so you’ll always have medical help if needed. There is also a chemist (located opposite McDonalds) should you need to buy any other medical supplies. Incase of emergencies, dial 112, the Islands emergency helpline, for an ambulance.

Police and Security

There is a police station in Laganas, located just off of the main strip. Should you have any enquiries or need police assistance during your stay, you can call +302 6950 51251, 52022. There is also a tourist police department in Zakynthos +302 6950 27367. A lot of the hotels employ their own security staff in Laganas, so you can feel safe wherever you go. In cases of emergency, dial 112, to be put through to the emergency services.

ATMs and Currency

If you are worried about bringing all your spending money in cash, do not fear; there are a number of other ways you can pay and protect your cash. You will find a number of ATMs in Laganas, but before you use them, be sure to check with your bank how much they will charge you to withdraw. A number of clubs, bars and restaurants allow you to pay by card, however, not everywhere does, so be sure to have a combination of cash and card. You can also use prepaid currency cards when you stay, which allow you to top up an amount before you leave, and budget your spending.