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It feels like a lifetime ago that I was zipping around the Greek island of Zakynthos on a quad bike, dipping my toes in the sand and soaking up the sun between the storms, of which there were many.
You may know this island by the name of Zante instead – seeing as Laganas is a well known party spot – but I want to show you that there’s far more to a holiday in Zakynthos than sticky bars and cocktail pitchers the size of your head.
Keep reading to see some of my favourite photos from a week in Zakynthos.
We stayed at the Atlantica Eleon Grand Resort, which sits on the north east of Zakynthos just above Tsilivi.
Home to beautiful infinity pools, a doorstep beach and a spa, it was the perfect place to spend a week in Zakynthos. An all-inclusive holiday package also meant many, many iced coffees.
The Atlantica Eleon Grand Resort was also home to many cats, who roamed the terraces as you were dining on breakfast, lunch and dinner. Clearly I made friends with a few.
Zakynthos boasts some truly incredible, crystal clear beaches. The first was at our hotel, the second overlooks the distant Greek island of Kefalonia and the third is a breathtaking cove leading down to Porto Vromi on the west coast.
We spent one day in Zakynthos zooming up and down the mountainous terrain on a quad bike that lacked massively in power, with a goal was of reaching the viewpoint of Navagio Beach (also known as Shipwreck Beach).
The breakdowns and wrong turns were worth it for the plunging views of turquoise waters and tree-topped cliffs.
Lastly, one of my favourite things to photograph is plantlife, and lucky for me there were plenty of blooming flowers, olive trees and lush plants at the Atlantica Eleon Grand Resort.