The compact, slow-paced resort of Argassi on Zakynthos’ southwest coast is the perfect base for a tranquil villa holiday in Greece. Thanks to its position at the foothills of Mount Skopos, lush pine forests, lemon trees and olive groves blanket the plains and you’re blessed with breathtaking scenery everywhere you look.
In addition to its rural beauty, the sand-and-shingle beach is another draw, lapped by the crystal-clear Mediterranean and Most amenities are found on the main road through the town, lined with shops, bars, tavernas and supermarkets. As the island’s oldest town, there are multiple cultural highlights within Argassi – the 17th-Century Church of the Virgin Mary of Skopiotissas being one of the most notable. Sitting atop Mount Skopos, it is surrounded by ancient ruins of the monastery that was once here, and affords wonderful views across the island.
Argassi offers an enviable position just ten minutes from the island’s capital Zakynthos Town, with a small tourist train constantly running between the two resorts. Take a stroll along the harbour, marvel at the ornate Orthodox churches or enjoy a livelier night out at one of the many waterfront bars.