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Mirror: Zante is a fantasy island

03/01/2016 Ionian , Top Stories
Mirror: Zante is a fantasy island

Zante’s most famous landmark is Navagio Beach, also known as Smuggler’s Cove

British newspaper Mirror characterizes Zante as “a fantasy island and the perfect family holiday destination.”

The article’s author Peter Rickman describes marvels at marine life in the Ionian Sea and much more during a family holiday to the sunshine Greek island.

He and his family have a wonderful encounter with the island’s national treasure, its famous loggerhead turtles and notes that lush vegetation combines with cliffs, mountains and hidden away beaches to give Zante a rugged beauty.

Famous landmark

He adds that Zante’s most famous landmark is Navagio Beach, also known as Smuggler’s Cove. This remote spot is surrounded by high cliffs, is only accessible by boat and is the last resting place of the smuggler ship Panagotis, which was wrecked on the beach in the 1980s while carrying an illicit cargo of cigarettes.

Rickman explains that Navagio Beach can be seen on many of the island’s postcards and there are plenty of excursions available to visit it and comments:

Eating out is cheap, probably the only welcome result of Greece’s economic woes. We spend an average of €30 each night for the three of us and the tavernas still accepted credit and debit cards. On the subject of the country’s financial situation, the only other evidence we saw of it was the occasional unfinished building by the side of the road…There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, but the menus are all very similar with a mixture of Greek and ‘international’ cuisine – pasta, steak and chips, and so on…With its friendly locals, beautiful scenery, lovely weather and, of course, its marine life, Zante is a wonderful holiday destination.

Getting there

To get there, Thomson has 7nts a/i at the 4* Family Life Alykanas Beach from £455 adult/ £245 first child/ £359 second child. Based on a family of 4 sharing inc flights from Manchester on May 3 and transfers; Birmingham flight on May 10 from £462/£262/£362; Gatwick flight on May 3 from £419/£329/£429. 0871 230 2555.

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