Zakynthos Laganas beach

General information

The lengthy beach of Laganas in Zakynthos is one of the most popular and cosmopolitan resorts on the island! Reached within a brief drive north of Zante Town, the shore of Laganas is filled with soft, granular sand and a shallow seabed ideal for families with young children! Its waters are clear, even though the beach is almost always crowded from end to end.

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A well-organized seashore, Laganas Beach features an abundance of sunbeds and sun umbrellas for all visitors, though many people also bring along their own beachside equipment due to the beach running out of free sun loungers! Furthermore, Laganas Beach is surrounded by plenty of beach bars, restaurants, tourist shops, snack spots, and luxurious hotels, making it a prime destination for party-goers in the evenings, too!

In addition, a plethora of water experiences take place on the shores of Laganas, such as paddle boat trips, motor boat rides, and kayak excursions. Plus, the pineclad islet of Agios Sostis, spotted on the right-hand side of Laganas Beach, can be easily visited through the specially-designed wooden bridge, uniting the shores of Laganas with this remote spot!

On top of that, Laganas Beach is protected by Greek and International legislation as a birthplace of the endangered species of loggerhead turtle Caretta-Caretta since the western side of Laganas is commonly used by them to lay their eggs on! Thus, it is highly recommended that you are very aware of your surroundings.

Hotels in Laganas

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Laganas.
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Denise Beach

Hotel Apartments Studios Maisonettes4 stars

Denise Beach Hotel is a charming four-star set of apartments and studio rooms with a couple of shared swimming pools, a pool bar, a beach bar, an in-house restaurant, and views over the nearby Laganas Beach.

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Hotel4 stars

Castelli Hotel is a four-star set of rooms and suites that feature premium beds, mesmerizing views, swim-up designs, a shared freshwater pool with a jacuzzi, two in-house restaurants. Several activities across the island are offered by the hotel, too.


Domes Aulūs

Hotel Suites Family RoomsLuxury

Domes Aulūs Zante is an all-inclusive, five-star upscale resort in southern Zakynthos, providing suites, pools, excellent restaurants and bars, a luxurious wellness center, and watersport experiences.


Things to See & Do in Laganas

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Top Activities & Tours in Laganas

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    Pirate cruise around the island

    Category: Island, Boat Tours

    Explore the coastline of Zakynthos on this amazing pirate ship. See the Blue Caves and the Caves of Keri, swim at the famous Shipwreck Beach and see the seaside villages of Zakynthos from the sea!

    8 hours Map
    from € 35.00
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  • Cruise around the island by Delfini

    Category: Island, Boat Tours

    A marvelous tour that goes around the wild coasts of Zakynthos. See the Blue Caves, swim in Navagio Beach, admire the caves of Keri and see the coastline of this lovely island.

    8 hours Map
    from € 30.00
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  • Snorkeling Tours in Zakynthos

    Category: Snorkeling

    If you're looking for a refreshing activity during your holidays in Greece, you came to the right place! Go on a snorkelling boat trip with friends and family!

    1.5 hours - half day Map
    from € 20.00
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4 Reviews
  • san_tigro 24 Aug 2011
    Go with another group
    I had a fairly unfortunate experience with Eurodivers and while I have never done this before, it was enough to make me want to warn other divers to go elsewhere.
    I rang the day before and was told I could turn up for a dive the next morning. I asked what site they would be diving and they said they usually decide in the morning. The next morning, I turned up at the shop only to then be told there were too many people booked. They suggested I wait to see if others who had booked didn't turn up. Eventually they said it would be fine. Ok, great. So what site will we be diving? "Don't know yet, we'll decide on the boat". Err, right.
    As it turns out, it would have been more sensible for them to arrange separate dive trips, one for the first time "try a dive" people (of which there were about 14) and one for the experienced divers (of which there were 9). Because of the numbers, it was very tight on the boat, but more importantly for the quality of the dive, the large number of first time divers impacted the choice of dive site, meaning the more experienced divers had a fairly shallow dive in a less than exciting location. There was not much to see (despite excellent visibility).
    Further, Eurodivers is run by a husband and wife team who are unfortunately teaching their kids some terrible diving practices. For example:
    1. the husband who led the dive explained that there would be no dive plan, he would "make it up as he went along". We might go left or right after we get down there, he'd let us know. At one point the group became divided when 5 went right of a large rock and 4 went left, my dive buddy and I stuck together, but it was entirely unclear which group contained the dive leader.
    2. the dive leader not only failed to abide by the "look, don't touch" rule, but literally dug an octopus out of its home and held it down so others could "pet" it. The poor thing was squirting ink and trying to get away the whole time.
    3. the dive leader proposed that my buddy (who was lower on air than I) surface while I should continue to swim around with the leader and a couple of others who had some air left. I had to signal that I would stick with my buddy and went up with him.
    4. one of the couple's kids was regularly standing on the rocks and the sand, causing clouds of sand/damage to growth on the rocks whenever she kicked off, yet neither husband nor the second dive master with whom she was buddied indicated she should correct her buoyancy.
    To top it all off, because of wind, the surface was a bit choppy. When we returned from our dive, we learned that this had meant that the first time divers didn't get to go in the water (too choppy to properly instruct them and a bit difficult for them to get on/off the boat). Fair enough, but the water was not so rough to prevent experienced divers going in, even when I had had only about 12 dives under my belt I was diving off boats in swells larger than we experienced that day. Yet, they cancelled our second dive. They tried to say it was because the sea was too rough, but the main reason seemed to be that they didn't want the majority of the people (ie the first time divers) to have to wait for us and because the wife had become seasick (not sure why you would get into this business if you are prone to sea-sickness?).
    Despite all of the above, what eventually made me decide to write this review was the appalling way the wife spoke of Greeks. While driving us to and from the beach, she kept bad-mouthing "these stupid Greeks" and their driving.
    Honestly, it seems to me that these two are in the wrong business in the wrong country. Overall, it was a pretty unimpressive operation.
  • sam57 19 Apr 2009
    Matter of age
    If you have passed your 20s, you can't really appreciate Laganas, I guess. Me, way over my 50s, I found Laganas quite unattractive, but I saw that the youths there enjoyed a lot its loud clubs and noisy beach parties. Just a matter of age and tastes...
  • giacom39 27 Mar 2009
    Noisy at night
    Laganas is the most crowded beach on Zakynthos. Fortunately, it is very big (about 9 km, as I read) and people can have room between each other on the beach. Our hotel was right above the main resort, as many other hotels. In the daytime, the atmosphere is joyful and nice. Taverns and cafeterias were full and streets of Laganas were busy. At night, when clubs open, the area gets a bit noisy and annoying. As Laganas is mostly visited by British, you will see some British youngsters drunk in the early hours. When it was getting dark, we would preferably leave Laganas to have our dinner in another village, quieter.
  • alm 18 Oct 2007
    Had great holidays in Laganas
    I went in Laganas the first time a few years ago and really liked it.
    The area has a beautiful beach and the things someone would want: great bar and clubs, a variety of restaurants, good accommodation and watersports. The atmosphere is really good and the people kind. Both tourists and locals.
    My friends and I rent a car for few days to discover the island and it is really great. There are really nice landscapes and the villages in the mountains are really beautiful.
    I go to Zante at least once a year and always stay in Laganas.
    I recommend this area to all!