Villa Cara - Zante

Of course, you can soak up the sun, relax by the pool or bathe in the beautiful waters off Zante but if you are looking for a little adventure or for a taste of Zante life, here are some activitites that are available:


Watersports                  Waterparks                  Horse riding

Fishing              Turtles              Eco-tourism



St Nicholas: Vassilikos Beach Hotel (06950 35324)

Argasi:  Beach of Argasi Watersports (06950 44250)

Tsilivi:   Tsilivi Watersports, Mavrias Kostas, Tsilivi (06950 23999)

Please note that watersports are prohibited in the Bay of Laganas and Kalamaki due to conservation measures.



There are 2 waterparks on Zante:




Water Village is one of the biggest water parks in Greece, it is situated on the southeast part of the island just 4km from Zante town, in the village of Sarakinado.

Opening hours:

May/Oct:    10:00 - 17:00
June/Sept: 10:00 - 17:00
July:           10:00 - 17:30
August:      10:00 - 18:00



Tsilivi is relatively new and opened its doors in May 2010. It is situated on the North East coast 5km from the capital of the island, Zante Town.

Opening hours:   10:00 - 18:00

Zakynthos is one of the few remain mating grounds for the endangered Loggerhead Turtle, also known by its Latin name, Caretta Caretta. You can see these beautiful creatures in the Marine Park of Laganas and off the coast of Kalamaki.

Horse riding


Experience Zante's landscape from the back of a horse. The Tsourakis family were the first on the island to take tourists out on a trip with their horses, and are subsequently very experienced. Beginners and experienced riders are welcome and for the youngest here are beautiful ponies available. All the trips will be supervised by one or more instructors and safety helmets are available. All the rides are fully insured. Choose from several trails through Lagans valley, the sand dunes, the beach and the forest, from 30mins to 2 hours. They can be found on Kalamaki road, between Laganas and Kalamaki, opposite Louis Zante Beach Hotel and next to Ilaria Hotel.


Eco Tourism

There are a few excellent providers like Earth Sea Sky and Ampelostrates amongst others.


Gerakas is the most well-preserved natural treasure on the island which balances tourism and ecology efficiently. Earth Sea and Sky visitors can participate in conservation activities, enjoy a katamaran tour of the National Marine Park  and have a fulfilling vacation that does not compromise the island's natural beauty and importance.   


Amplelostrates Farm is located in the mountains of Zante near the village of Koiliomenos. Visitors to the farm can participate in a variety of activities that aim to offer the experience of the authentic culture and life of agricultural Zante.