Z – Zakynthos (Zante), Greece: lesser known Greek windsurfing holiday destination

Although the Peligoni Club is based on Zakynthos it’s not a Greek island widely popular with windsurfing crowds. Yet on it’s day the region’s Meltemi can kick in and blow up to planing speeds that’ll see most windsurfers blasting back and forth happily.

Zante, as the island’s more commonly referred to, is a hotspot for Brits abroad style holidays, with the southerly located Laganas Strip offering all you need in terms of burgers, booze and boobs. Head north, however, just a few miles and the island opens up to typical olive groves before becoming steep and cliffy with drop downs to stunning secluded bays and sheltered coves.

Next to the small fishing port of Agios Nikolaos is where you’ll find the windsurfing action. If it doesn’t blow then grab a paddle and SUP for some world famous Blue Cave exploring. Just be sure to watch out for tourist boats with captains who have an agenda. If that puts you off then hop aboard one of said boats and head round to the much photographed Shipwreck Bay. The only access is by water but it’s worth it.

 

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