• LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The 10 best things to do in Zante

    Zante is renowned for raucous nightlife, but there’s a far more authentic side to the Venetians 'Fiore di Levante' (flower of the Levante) .

    8-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    How to spend a sun-drenched holiday in Zante

    Zante is renowned for raucous nightlife, but there’s a far more authentic side to the Venetians 'Fiore di Levante' (flower of the Levante). For such a small island, scenery is extremely varied: the southern coastline – home to Laganas’ notorious nightlife strip – also encompasses the pristine beaches of Zakynthos Marine Park, where loggerhead sea turtle come to nest, whilst some of the island’s best-known attractions, including Navagio beach on the cliff-lined northerly coast, can only be reache

    10-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The 12 best restaurants in Zante

    The sinewed bulk of Exohora’s millennial olive tree is living proof that the world's healthiest oil has been produced on Zante for centuries and most of the local specialties – including meltingly rich beef stew sofigadoura and garlic-laden aubergine dish skordostoubi – are doused in it. Other unique homegrown ingredients include sweet white Belousiotiko onions and the tiny wild strawberries which colour the hillsides in spring. Round off any meal with the island’s spicy sheep cheese ladotiri an

    9-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The best bars and nightlife in Zante

    Away from Laganas’ rowdy three-kilometre-long strip, Zante’s nightlife scene is far more laid back. Cafés and bars radiating out from Solomas square in Zante town attract locals who sit out in boisterous clusters greeting friends, eating traditional honey and almond mandoles and playing backgammon tavli. A string of chic bars on Bochali’s Venetian castle-crowned hill just outside of town attracts a hip crowd who come here to sip cocktails and admire panoramic views. This Ionian island has a trad

    7-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The hostel is back – and it's nothing like you remember

    They’re cool, they’re smart, they’re affordable, and they’re increasingly the accommodation-of-choice for the savvy – often solo and older – traveller. Yes, we’re talking hostels. No longer are hostels the astonishingly cheap, bunk-bed-only, rule-bound, alcohol-free institutions of my youth. They have gone seriously upmarket with bars, restaurants, yoga studios, swimming pools and movie nights among the offerings. Private rooms, as an option, are de rigueur.

    9-min read
  • NewsThe Telegraph

    The quaint Lancashire villages that witnessed Britain’s most infamous witch trials

    On a grass verge in the hamlet of Roughlee, deep in the Lancashire countryside, stands a statue of a woman dressed in simple early 17th-century garb, hands manacled, a heavy chain hanging down over the folds of her long dress. This is Alice Nutter, and her statue – though an incongruous sight in this bucolic setting – is an important one.

    5-min read
  • LifestyleThe Guardian

    ‘A Neolithic miracle’: readers’ favourite ancient UK sites

    Our tipsters celebrate our distant ancestors at mystical and atmospheric sites from County Fermanagh to Cornwall

    6-min read