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The port has ferry hyperlinks to Kefalonia and caiques usually pull in on their approach to the well-known Blue Caves of Zante. This Agios Nikolaos has a small pebble seashore and nearby rocky coves discovered off any of the numerous tracks that snake along the coast. The cliffs get wilder and steeper until they attain the tiny port of Agios Nikolaos about 30km from Zakynthos Town. Don't confuse it with the extra resort of the identical name in the south of Zante.Zante: More Than A Party DestinationJust inland of Keriou is the pretty village of Lithakia, one of the oldest on Zante and constructed on the lower slopes of Megalo Vouno. Lithakia has been little touched by tourism although it lies between the resorts of Keri Lake and Laganas. The church of Agios Ioannis is a nice instance of conventional Zakynthian church architecture. Paths along the coast that result in secluded coves and a rough observe lends at a clifftop lighthouse the place a small automotive park close to the taverna offers spectacular of nearby limestone sea arches.The picturesque village has many pre-earthquake buildings and the view from Limni Keriou seaside is spectacular, with high cliffs flanking both sides and the turtle nesting islet of Marathonisi mendacity offshore. Kampi is distant enough to make sure the views can normally be enjoyed in comfort however visitors could also be unfortunate if a trip coincides with a night coach celebration. The tavernas can shortly fill up, particularly on the favored Greek nights held regularly for the coach guests. Above the Porto Vromi harbour is the fifteenth century monastery of Panagia Anafonitria, noted for its fine frescos, and there are common boat journeys to the close by Blue Caves of Zante.Excursion boats provide turtle spotting trips to the offshore islet of Marathonisi however vacationers do no favours to the shy creatures. They are significantly disturbed by the day by day swarms of trippers and often fail to lay their eggs.Prepare for the step again in time that the brochurees promise as every village is a cliche dwelling museum, with some of the best preserved buildings on Zante, survivors of the 1953 earthquake. Volimes is the most important of Zante island's hill villages, actually a conglomeration of three smaller hamlets, but all within a couple of minutes walk of each other. The setting is idyllic, however the drab cement buildings are a disappointment.Alykes village is very compact, simply a few streets with the same old tourist outlets, tavernas and cafes. Alykes may be extra developed than its neighbour Alykanas but bars are nonetheless typically low key and most close around midnight. The centre of Alykes seaside is the busiest however those in search of a extra peaceful spot want solely walk in both path for crowds skinny out, though pebbles are more prevalent to the east. The water could be very shallow for several metres out but then dips sharply, making the beach nice for kids near the shore, and great for surfers who journey huge breakers whipped up by northerly winds.Why is Zante so popular?"It's the new place to go because it offers great value and the nightlife in the main town of Laganas is excellent," he said. The Club 18-30 website says of Zante: "This fast-growing party haven is quickly building an enviable reputation as one of Greece's best party islands.Porto Vromi means 'Dirty Port' and the name derives from the pure tar that stains the beach right here and there. But that is no real downside for guests and the flecks of tar are simply avoided. Porto Vromi is much enough off the beaten observe to make sure that guests are few. Steep limestone bluffs rise on each side of a slender inlet on the small and delightful, village of Porto Vromi. A sheltered harbour is flecked with fishing boats and the inlet is tipped by a slender seaside strip of white sand and shingle. other Is Zante better than Magaluf?Despite being our number one recommended choice for Lads Holiday virgins – Zante is no match for the notorious Shagaluf. Magaluf has more variety. It wins both the filth and class categories.