Located on the south-east coast of the Greek island of Zante, Aghios Sostis is the ideal place for a holiday this year. This idyllic town is home to a pretty beach with a quiet, tranquil atmosphere ideal for those wanting a relaxing break in the sun, with the island’s lively capital, Zante Town, just a 20-minute drive away.
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Aghios Sostis, Zante
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- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 3h 30m
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Aghios Sostis is the place to go if you’re looking to enjoy the traditional atmosphere and attractions of the Greek Islands, with its pretty streets and buildings retaining the old charms of this former fishing village. Wander through the town and admire the old chapels, stopping off in cafés and tavernas where you can enjoy traditional Greek drinks and cuisine as you watch the world go by. Those wanting to enjoy the beach will find plenty of secluded spots to enjoy, while there are also pretty forests of pine trees which surround the town and are ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Want to hit the clubs? The party town of Laganas is within easy walking distance and the ideal place to dance the nights away until the morning.
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from on your holidays to Aghios Sostis, whether you want to try delicious Greek favourites or international options from home. Choose from an array of Greek options, or simply order up a mezze and find your favourites. Greeks are very proud of their cuisine, and it’s easy to see why. The seafood here is some of the freshest, with delicious shellfish dishes served up with salads picked fresh from local farms, along with exotic fruits and creamy dips. And if you prefer international options there’s plenty of comforting pub grub, as well as pizza restaurants, Mexican, tacos and more.
Families will love the laid-back atmosphere of a holiday in Aghios Sostis. The beach is ideal for little ones who like splashing in the shallow waters of the sea, while older children will love the water sports on offer in the nearby town of Laganas. Spend the day on the beach, bring a picnic or enjoy snacks, drinks and delicious Greek and international meals in the tavernas which sit on the beachfront. If you prefer activities and adventure Zante Town is close by and offers a further range of activities for families, including snorkelling, museums and more.
Action & Adventure
The tranquil town of Aghios Sostis is the ideal base for those who prefer to enjoy action and adventure on their holidays. From here you can explore the stunning crystal clear waters of the sea, make the most of the water sports on offer from the nearby towns, including banana boat rides, jet skiing, sailing and more. If you prefer to explore the coves along the coastline why not rent a boat? Or you could explore underwater with snorkelling or scuba diving trips. The natural landscape surrounding Aghios Sostis is some of the loveliest on Zante and well worth exploring, with hiking, mountain biking and even horse riding trips available. Or for something faster paced you could even hire quad bikes or motorbikes and explore the island.
Holidays to Aghios Sostis are ideal for those who like quiet and tranquil beaches with soft sands and crystal clear waters just waiting to be explored. Spend your days relaxing on loungers or wander along the coastline and pick your favourite little cove where you can while away the day soaking up the sun or swim in the calm waters of the sea. Little ones will love paddling in the gently shelving waters of the sea or building sandcastles along the sand. Pine trees surround the beaches, giving them a quiet, tranquil feel, sheltered from the wind and providing plenty of warm Greek Island sunshine. If you prefer to be near amenities there are wider stretches of beaches backed by tavernas serving food, drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Although holidays to Aghios Sostis are ideal for those looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday most of the restaurants stay open until late and offer delicious local and international spirits, beers and cocktails. There are a few tavernas where you can chat to locals as you enjoy a drink, or for a lively scene where you can dance until the early hours of the morning why not head to nearby Laganas? This famously lively party town is home to a host of clubs which open until late and offer everything from flaming cocktails and dancing on the beach to larger clubs with a selection of top hits, DJs and house music.
Couples can enjoy the tranquil sands of the pretty, secluded coves along the coastline on their holidays to Aghios Sotis, or make the most of the many activities to be found in the nearby area. Wander along the beach and stop off at one of the secluded sandy spots, pack a picnic and spend the day in the sun, or head to the livelier beach near the town and enjoy lunch, snacks at cool drinks at the taverna. If you like to party the night away nearby Laganas is home to a huge variety of bars and clubs, including beach bars where you can sip drinks from your lounger in the day before dancing with the sand between your toes through the night. Aghios Sostis is ideal for those who are interested in history, while those wanting to enjoy some retail therapy will find bargain boutiques and shops in the island’s nearby capital, Zante Town.
Holidays to Aghios Sostis are full of culture, with this pretty little town’s winding cobbled streets and stunning church bursting with history. Most of the buildings retain their original architecture and traditional feel, while the tavernas are ideal if you want to put the local hospitality and cuisine to the test as you chat to friendly locals. You won’t be disappointed! For stunning historic churches, fascinating museums, a castle, historic square and plenty more a day trip to Zante Town is ideal and within easy driving distance of Aghios Sostis.