Where To Stay in Zakynthos For Nightlife: Top 7 Party Hotels

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Zakynthos, aka Zante, is known worldwide for being the party capital of Greece. So if you’re looking for a party holiday with your friends, then Zante is the perfect choice. With countless amounts of clubs along the Laganas Strip, you’ll have a party holiday to remember. Zante itself is an island paradise of exceptional beauty capable of providing you with the perfect balance between pure relaxation, vibrant entertainment, and immersive culture. 

During the day you can be sipping cocktails at one of many beach bars or exploring the island via private speed boat or jeep safari. But by night you’ll be hyped and ready for a night of live music, dancing, and booze as you club hop down the Laganas Strip. If you’re looking for a slightly quieter night out you’ll want to head to Zakynthos town, where you’ll enjoy a pleasant evening stroll and summer cocktails as well as traditional greek entertainment. 

Need somewhere to stay in Zakynthos for nightlife? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the seven best party hotels and resorts so that you don’t have to search for hours looking for the right one. All you need to do is pick the one on this list that will suit your needs best and book your flights.

Alexandra’s Apartments

Alexandra's Apartment
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Alexandra’s Apartments offer comfortable accommodation just minutes from Zakynthos town center. With all rooms able to facilitate up to 4 guests, this aparthotel is perfect for couples, families, and a small group of close friends.

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This aparthotel is within walking distance of Zante Town Beach and Argassi Beach, where you can relax during the day before hitting the town all night. Many local attractions close by include Zakynthos Karnival, Agios Dionysios Church, and the port of Zakynthos. There are several restaurants within walking distance, and as the town center is close by there are plenty of clubs and bars you can go to for a good night out.

Address: Kallitero, Zakynthos Town, Greece

Best for: Small groups, families, couples

Rating: 9.6/10

Daphne Studios

Daphne Studios
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This 3-star hotel offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, complimentary WiFi, and family rooms right in the heart of Zakynthos Town. A stay at Daphne Studios is always a pleasure, according to the reviews from recent guests. All rooms come equipped with air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, and a balcony with views of the terrace and swimming pool.

You can start your night out at the onsite bar, before walking into town to sample the many bars and restaurants on offer. Located just several yards away are Tsilivi Beach, Planos Beach, and Bouka Beach, for those looking to get the tan on during the day. There is also Tsilivi Water Park around 1 mile away if you’re looking for a little more fun.

Address: Planos 447, Zakynthos Town, 29100, Greece

Best for: Families, Couples

Rating: 9.6/10

Pettas Apartments

Pettas Apartments
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Located just 1.6 miles from Zakynthos Airport is Pettas Apartments. These apartments offer self-catering accommodation with a furnished patio and access to the landscaped palm tree garden. Pettas’ apartments offer a kitchenette and small dining area as well as complimentary WiFi, comfortable furnishing, satellite TV with movie capabilities through USB, and air conditioning.

Their Loft suite offers stunning views over Zakynthos Town as well as a balcony for you to sit out on. All apartments on the ground and first floor can accommodate up to 4 people, ideal for a small group of friends or a family of four. They even have a self-contained annex with a private garden. Pettas Apartments are in a perfect location for nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and disco’s as they are only 3 kilometers away.

Address: 2 St. Athanasiou str. , Zakynthos Town, 29100, Greece

Best for: Small groups, Families of four

Rating: 9.3/10

Cactus Hotel

Cactus Hotel
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The Cactus Hotel is a family-run hotel situated within walking distance of the Laganas’s legendary nightlife. Guests can enjoy the onsite cocktail bar, outdoor swimming pool, and continental breakfast each morning, as well as billiard and table tennis.

The hotel also offers laptop and tablet rental services, laundry services, and car rental services so you can truly explore this wonderful island. Despite its close proximity to the main strip, beach, and main road, this hotel offers a quiet and enjoyable stay. The main strip of Laganas is where the nightlife is at, with 100s of bars and clubs to choose from you’ll be able to visit a new club every night until you find your favorite.

Address: Laganas, Laganas, 29092, Greece

Best for: Young travelers, groups, partygoers, families

Rating: 9.2/10

Timos Hotel, Laganas

Timos Hotel
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Timos Hotel is located just one kilometer away from Laganas town center. This 2-Star hotel offers nine annex rooms that strike the perfect balance between comfort and style. All rooms are equipped with free WiFi, single or double bed, a flat-screen TV, fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms come complete with a poolside view.

The hotel is a short walk from Laganas Beach where you can relax and soak up the sun during the day, before heading to Pure Beach Club until the sun comes up. Other local attractions include Caretta Fun Park, Water Village Zante, and Byzantine Museum as well as several other beaches. There is a coffee house and snack bar on-site as well as an outdoor pool and bar so you can enjoy a margarita by the poolside.

Address: Laganas, Zakynthos, Zakynthos Island, Greece

Best for: Couples, Groups of up to 3 people

Rating: 9.2/10

Ilios Hotel, Laganas

Illios Hotel, Laganas
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Nestled in the peaceful suburb close to the border of Kalamaki, is the Ilios Hotel. This aparthotel offers guests a kitchenette (microwave, fridge, kettle, and toaster), swimming pool, jacuzzi, volleyball, table tennis, and billiards. The hotels’ snack bar is the beating heart of the complex serving delicious breakfasts every morning and tasty light bites throughout the day.

Within a short distance from the Ilios Hotel is Laganas town where you will find plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and taverns to sample some of Zante’s local cuisine. You’ll find Kalamaki Beach and Laganas Beach just a short walk from the hotel, where you can enjoy snorkeling or diving, as well as other water sports. This hotel is in the perfect location for nightclubs and exploring Laganas.

Address: Laganas, Laganas, 29092, Greece

Best for: Groups, Families, Couples

Rating: 9.1/10

Club Zante Plaza

Club Zante Plaza
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If you’re looking for the perfect party hotel then Club Zante Plaza is the place to be. Located just meters away from Laganas town center as well as Laganas Strip. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and restaurant. All rooms in the hotel have tea/coffee making facilities as well as satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, a fridge, and a balcony or terrace area. There is a bar on-site where you can order drinks to enjoy beside the pool as well as light bites to eat.

Enjoy a great selection of evening entertainment from greek nights and live music, to karaoke and quizzes, you’ll love starting your evening off in the hotel complex before taking yourself down the Lagana strip to dance the night away. Take a walk across the rustic footbridge leading to Cameo Island Beach Club to enjoy cocktails and drinks on the beach at sunset.

Address: Laganas, Laganas, 29100, Greece

Best for: Party Goers, Couples, Groups

Rating: 9.0/10

Where is the nightlife in Zante?

For the best night out in Zakynthos, you’ll want to head to the Laganas Strip. It’s the party and nightlife area of Zante that will get your blood pumping. It draws thousands of people to Zante every year and will always be a night to remember. Laganas is hectic, fun, and the atmosphere is always buzzing. 

What is the best area to stay in Zakynthos?

If you’re looking for the ultimate night out, with loads of people and a buzzing atmosphere, then you’ll want to stay in Laganas. It’s held its title of being the party capital of Zakynthos for several years and shows no signs of wanting to give up that title. You’ll also be spoilt for choice on bars and restaurants as Laganas has well over 100 to choose from. If you’re looking for something a little less crowded or just want a slightly more relaxed night out, then Zakynthos Town is the place for you as it has a small selection of bars and clubs suited for those looking for live music and a little dance.

Is Zante nightlife expensive?

No, unlike other party capitals like Ibiza, drinks prices in Zante are pretty reasonable. You’ll likely find that a couple of cocktails and a shot will cost you around 6 euros ($7). Some of the clubs along the strip might have entry fees, and again they aren’t that expensive. Entry fees can range between 5 to 15 euros on a standard night, you might find this double if the clubs have big artists playing. Some of the clubs may also be free depending on the time you arrive.

Is Zante good for nightlife?

Yes, Zante nightlife is amazing. It’s the most popular party island in Europe for 18 to 30-year-olds and every year it gets bigger. No two nights in Zante are the same, with over 100 clubs and bars to visit you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are swanky beach parties going off at the beach clubs by day, crazy club events going off at night, and you can even enjoy a sunset yacht party to make you feel like you’re living the real party lifestyle. The atmosphere around Zante is electric and it’s not hard to see why. Zante truly comes alive at night with live music and crowds of people all here for the same reason! To have fun and enjoy a party holiday like no other.

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Justine King is from the UK and has been a full-time traveller and freelance writer since 2020 after a 6-year career in Hospitality. Clients benefit from her love and knowledge of the sector as she creates informative and inspiring articles to help guide readers totheir next travel destination.